She has a degree in international relations
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is best known as a former actress who appeared on the USA series Suits for seven seasons. But the former Ms Markle wasn’t always a drama ‘queen:’ She prepared for a role in global affairs, too. “I had always loved politics, so I ended up double-majoring in theatre and international relations,” the Northwestern graduate told Marie Claire. “I applied for an internship at the US Embassy, so I ended up working in the [US] embassy in Buenos Aires for a few months. I thought for sure I would still have a career in politics.” Little did she know she’d be joining the royal family of another country, putting her international expertise to use in a different way.
She has excellent handwriting
Some aspiring actors pay the bills waitressing, but Duchess Meghan had a different kind of side gig: as a calligrapher, thanks to handwriting classes she had to take in school. “I did calligraphy for invitations, [such as] Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding,” she told Esquire. “I used to do it for Dolce & Gabbana’s celebrity correspondence over the holidays. I would sit there with a little white tube sock on my hand so no hand oils got on the card.” The Duchess says it’s a lucrative business because not many people can do it anymore. What’s the trick to this lost art? “The number-one thing is you have to take your time,” she says. “Just do fluid strokes, you don’t have to have a fancy pen by any means, and write in a way that’s authentic to you.”
She grew up on a television set
A Los Angeles woman at heart, Duchess Meghan spent her early years watching her father work in television. “My dad was a lighting director and director of photography for Married…with Children, she told Esquire. “Every day after school for ten years, I was on the set of Married…with Children, which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up. There were a lot of times my dad would say, ‘Meg, why don’t you go and help with the craft services room over there? This is just a little off-colour for your 11-year-old eyes.’”