Skip Nav

Where Is Meghan Markle From?

Meghan Markle Has Lived More Places Than You Probably Realised

Meghan Markle is a girl without a country . . . just kidding, she has two countries calling her theirs now and has lived in three countries throughout her lifetime. The Suits actress might be marrying one of the princes of England come May 2018, but before she crosses the pond for good, we have to point out that she's an American soon-to-be duchess, and to make it even more crazy, she's called Canada home for numerous years as well. Clearly Meghan is worldly and has found her perfect man in Prince Harry, but what's her story? Well, we know where she came from, and it's pretty cool to see where she's gone.

The actress was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Valley area of the city. She attended Immaculate Heart High School, which was an all-girls Catholic high school in Los Angeles. At the time Meghan went by her real first name, Rachel, but she later changed her name to Meghan, which is her middle name. She then attended Northwestern University near Chicago for college and graduated in 2003, which is when she headed back to Los Angeles to continue acting.

"I was born and raised in Los Angeles, a California girl who lives by the ethos that most things can be cured with either yoga, the beach, or a few avocados," Meghan once wrote on her former blog The Tig, Vanity Fair reported.

After landing the role of Rachel Zane on USA Network's Suits back in 2011, Meghan was filming in Canada pretty much non-stop, so she decided to buy a house in Toronto, which she has called home for seven years now. "Seven Canadian winters!" she told Vanity Fair about her Toronto home. "A long time for someone who grew up in Southern California."

Her home was recently put up for sale and is located in Toronto's Seaton Village neighborhood. According to the listing agent via Glamour, the two-story home has three bedrooms, two baths, a finished basement, and a two-car garage.

Of course, when she met Prince Harry, her life in North America changed significantly, and England — more specifically, London — became her new home (in between her time in Canada and visiting family in California). The two live together in a small cottage at Kensington Palace (it's reportedly 1,300 square feet). Although it's tiny compared to, say, the actual Kensington Palace where Prince William and Kate Middleton reside, it holds a special place in the couple's heart because it's where Harry proposed.

After the two tie the knot, they will remain at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace as their starter home. With neighbours like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who would want to move, anyway?

Image Source: Getty / Jeremy Selwyn
More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Meghan Markle Reveals She Had a Miscarriage in July 2020
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip 73rd Anniversary Photo
The Crown Ignores Princess Anne's Interesting Life
Balmoral Castle's History and Facts
What Was Prince Charles's Relationship to Lord Mountbatton?
Did Princess Anne Compete in the Olympics?
Princess Diana and Prince Charles's Engagement Photos
Who Is Princess Diana's Sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale?
When Did Prince Charles and Diana Separate and Divorce?
The Crown: Did Princess Diana Cheat on Prince Charles?
Prince Charles and Princess Diana's Australia Tour Pictures
Prince Charles and Camilla's Relationship Timeline
Latest Celebrity