From Simple To Elegant: A Look Back At Meghan Markle's Stunning Transformation

The entire world wants to know more about Meghan Markle, as she's a very intriguing woman. Although everyone associates her with the role of a royal bride, there's more to her that can impress you.

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So what is it about Meghan that has captivated the attention of the whole world? Is it about her beauty, status or good looks only? Of course not. 

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Meghan is an inspiring role model, a humanitarian activist, devoted to philanthropic ideas, and that's why many people are thinking agree that she's perfect royal material. 

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If there's such a concept as an American princess, Marke fits it perfectly. She's a self-made woman with incredible charm, grace, and beauty. However, no happy ending is achieved without going through some bittersweet setbacks. From struggling with her multiracial identity to a public divorce, Meghan's problems have only made her stronger. 

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In an inspiring 2016 piece for Elle, then 25-year-old actress shared her problems as a child, revealing a touching real-life story. When Markle was in seventh grade, she had to fill out a form where one of the boxes should have indicated her ethnicity: Hispanic, Asian, black or white.

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Meghan didn't know which box to choose, as her mother was African American, her father was Caucasian, and she was mixed. Meghan couldn't choose white, as she considered her mother's feelings, so she didn't choose a box.

I left my identity blank — a question mark, an absolute incomplete — much like how I felt.

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When Meghan returned home, her father helped her understand her identity and accept it. He just recommended drawing her own box when something similar happened again. It seems that Meghan listened to her father, carving out a place for herself in the world that wasn't always ready to accept her.

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Movie-making has always been a 'label driven industry', according to Meghan. Her appearance made it pretty difficult to work. She wasn't 'black enough for the black roles' and 'white enough for the white ones.'

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Even after Markle reached stardom, the way she looked had often been a problem to be solved. To this day, her pain point is when her skin tone or freckles are changed in photos. When she was a child, her dad said: 'A face without freckles is a night without stars.' Meghan learned to accept her appearance and now teaches others how to do it.

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While Meghan was struggling to find a place for herself in Hollywood, she used her incredible calligraphy talent to make money. In an interview to Esquire, in 2013, she told that she provided services for such big clients as Dolce & Gabbana and Robin Thicke.

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On the acting side, Meghan also paid her dues. Her first TV appearance was at 25 years of age in the role of a 'briefcase girl'. Although Meghan thought her Hollywood career may have gotten off to a rocky start, the role of Rachel in Suits catapulted her into stardom. By receiving this role, Meghan broke typical stereotypes of 'that quintessential blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty.'

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We can easily assume that people like Meghan would be impervious to heartbreak, however, she's just so very different from the rest of the world. Markle dated producer Trevor Engelson for a couple of years before the pair became engaged. After 2 years of marriage, the two split in 2013 a in public divorce public, shortly after Meghan's 32nd birthday.

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While the divorce seemed to be amicable in 2013, Meghan's status of divorcee was scrutinized numerous times when she became involved with Britain's most eligible bachelor, Prince Harry, in 2016.

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After meeting Prince Harry, Meghan distanced herself from the gossip. The actress even shut down her own website The Tig, which contained many insights into her lifestyle, food, fashion, and some deeply personal experiences.

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Meghan's parting message on the website was for her fans - a reminder to the world that she has her own life, and that can't be shared with the public.

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Meghan has truly transformed into an icon, not a typical celebrity. Although she's an A-list actress, she can't get any more of it, as she's committed to achieving something more in this world. We have no doubt that this woman will reach whatever she wants!

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