Meghan Markle is far more than a drop-dead stunner and the talented actress from Suits. She’s a longtime humanitarian and women’s rights activist, so we sincerely approve of Prince Harry’s choice of wife. From her adorably basic Instagram to her outspokenness on topics she’s passionate about, it’s easy to get a sense for why Harry fell for her. We would, too.
But what don’t you know about the California native who joined the family of the British monarchy? For one, her name isn’t actually Meghan at all! What about the fact that her and Harry are actually distant cousins? Did you know about the beauty trend she helped inspire? SHARE these interesting Meghan Markle facts about the royal with any of your friends who love a princess fairytale!