She follows in the footsteps of actress Grace Kelly, who became a royal after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, though she won’t hold as lofty a title.
The question is, will Markle give up her acting career now that she’s about to join the British royal family? Kate Middleton put her fashion buying career to one side after marrying Prince William in 2011 so she may follow suit.
Markley arguably doesn’t have the same sort of star power that Kelly had during her prime; her most high profile role to date is Rachel Zane in the American legal drama Suits, which she is reportedly now leaving after eight seasons.
Here are seven other film and television series you may not have realised the actress has appeared in…
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Meghan played a Jamie, delivery woman who is hit on by Jason Sudeikis’ character Kurt.
Remember Me (2010)
The actress plays a bartender – also called Megan – who serves Robert Pattinson’s Tyler Hawkins and Tate Ellington’s Aidan Hall.
The League (2009)
Meghan played a girl at a bar – called Meghan again – who is chatted up by Mark Duplass’ character Pete in season one, episode 2, “The Bounce Test.”
The actress had a two-episode arc as Junior FBI Agent Amy Jessup in JJ Abrams’ sci-fi drama series.
Knight Rider (2009)
Meghan played a cage fighter in season one, episode 14, “Fight Night.”
The actress played a character called Wendy who has a rather brief sexual encounter with Dustin Milligan’s character Ethan in his car.
CSI: NY (2008)
Meghan played a maid called Veronica Perez, who is payed to dress in lingerie while cleaning for businessmen.
It’s unlikely she’ll be playing anymore of these type of roles once she becomes a Windsor.