Meghan Markle real name: The Duchess of Sussex’s birth name revealed
22 February 2019, 15:45
Meghan Markle’s real name is NOT Meghan, although the Duchess of Sussex has become world famous for it.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her first baby in April 2019, wed the Prince at Windsor Castle in May 2018, two years after being introduced to him by a mutual friend.
While Meghan is known worldwide as Meghan, it may surprise many people to learn that it is not her real name.
Meghan was in fact born Rachel.
The Duchess was born Rachel Meghan Markle on 4 August 1981.
Ironically, Meghan’s famous character on Suits was called Rachel, which leads to a lot more confusion.
While it is not clear why Kate Middleton’s sister-in-law changed her name, it’s speculated – like many other stars – that Meghan is a stage name.
The news has come as a shock to many royal fans, who have taken to Twitter to share their shock.
One fan commented: “Just found out that Prince Harry's real name is Henry and Meghan Markle's real name is Rachel…”
Another said: “Meghan is Rachel, Harry is called Henry. What's next, Queen reveals her real name as Chantel.”