Today Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle and we’re a bit in love with her too – here’s why
Oh my god, it’s official. Healthista favourite Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry, due to wed in Spring 2018. Needless to say, we cannot wait.
It seems so long ago that Prince Harry put all rumours to bed and publicly called Meghan Markle his girlfriend as well as defending her from racist attacks in a statement issued by Kensington Palace. And now they have taken their relationship to the next level with a royal wedding next year. While everything they seem to do makes us scream ‘relationship goals,’ we’re also a little jealous because secretly, we’re a bit in love with her ourselves.
First of all, who is Meghan Markle?
If you don’t know by now, Meghan Markle, 36, shot to fame after her role as Rachel Zane in ‘Suits’. She plays a sassy, intelligent, confident attorney in the show, and we can’t help see some similarities between her character and Meghan herself. Markle is involved in plenty of humanitarian work and became the global ambassador for World Vision Canada in 2016.
The actress is not only drop dead gorgeous and practically Pippa Middleton’s twin, she’s also super healthy, super cool, and super fit.
How she eats
A self-proclaimed foodie, Meghan has plenty of diet tips and hacks and says everything is fine as long as it’s moderation (and worthy of a royal-to-be)
I will cut out gluten, try to eat vegan, cut back on my beloved wine and perhaps not eat a big bowl of pasta
‘If I am thinking about my weight, I will cut out gluten, try to eat vegan, cut back on my beloved wine and perhaps not eat a big bowl of pasta if I have a photo shoot the next day. But generally, I think everything is okay in moderation,’ she told the Daily Express.
And as for getting energy for those long hours of filming?
‘Trying to go for coffee or things like that only end up hurting you at the end, so to get a really good natural source of energy, like a great green juice, something that gets right in to your system is a nice pick me up,’ she told shape.com in a video interview.
I think everything is okay in moderation
How she trains
Telling shape.com, Meghan explains that she loves to jog as it clears her head and she often does hot yoga and Pilates a few times a week. In fact, her mum is a yoga instructor, so it’s pretty much in the DNA.
‘I do it all on my own, I do DVDs at home, I go for a run by myself. I think if you can self-motivate that’s half the battle,’ she tells shape.com.
If you can self-motivate that’s half the battle
It also seems as though Meghan has a few more close relationships with some British bombshells. In an interview with womenshealthmag she mentioned that she often calls up MIC’s Millie Macintosh about Russell Bateman’s SBC workouts.
Markle also talks about the need for downtime. She says that she ‘always takes an hour to just decompress, watch mindless TV, snuggle with my dogs and enjoy a glass of wine’. It’s nice to know that the Duchess-to-be still can’t miss out on a cuddle with her pets, just like the rest of us.
Everybody looks prettier when they smile
Her key beauty hacks
‘If I have to do a red carpet and there is a whole team, then it is an hour with the hair and make-up. But if I am just going out with friends, it is 15 minutes max in front of the mirror. A quick five minutes on my face and I always wear my hair up,’ she tells the Daily Express.
Telling shape.com she said ‘the number one, and people always say it but it’s so true – hydrate. Hydrate all the time. Your skin will look better, everything will look really good.’
She admits to using coconut oil for everything from hair to skin, even cooking.
Her top beauty tip?
‘Smile. Everybody looks prettier when they smile,’ she told the Daily Express.