Actress Meghan Markle’s recent Instagram post of two bananas spooning seems to confirm widespread rumors that she and Prince Harry are dating. If you’re not a Suitor (as fans of the show Suits call themselves), you might not be familiar with his new love interest. Here are five reasons Meghan Markle is worthy of admiration, whether or not you’re royalty.
She is total eye candy, even in business attire.
Meghan Markle is best known for playing aspiring attorney Rachel Zane on the USA Network legal drama Suits, and she’s always dressed to impress. This pic isn’t from the set, but it’s a reminder of just how good she looks in a button-down. New episodes of Suits are coming this winter, and Rachel’s the main reason we’ll be watching.
She is actively trying to make the world a better place.
Meghan plays a strong woman on TV, and she’s one in real life, too. In her role as a UN Women’s advocate, Meghan speaks out about gender equality. She’s also a global ambassador for World Vision Canada, and has traveled to Rwanda for her work with World Vision’s Clean Water campaign. In her blog, she says, “This type of work is what feeds my soul and fuels my purpose.”
When she talks, powerful people listen.
Prince Harry isn’t the only guy paying attention to what Meghan has to say. At the One Young World summit in Ottawa, she met with young leaders from around the world, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who appears to be hanging on her every word.
She’s friends with the equally-stunning Priyanka Chopra.
If you follow Meghan on Instagram, you know she has lots of gorgeous girlfriends, but her most envy-inducing girls’ night out in recent months was probably this trip to see Hamilton on Broadway. Hamilton tickets are pricey, but a night out with Quantico star Priyanka Chopra? That’s priceless.
She has the cutest snuggle buddies ever.
Here’s visual proof that Prince Harry isn’t the only guy in Meghan’s life. Her rescue dogs have inspired her to become an advocate for rescue animals, and she frequently post pics of her dogs with the hashtag #adoptdontshop. She adopted Bogart, the Lab/Shepherd mix curled up against her in this pic, from an animal shelter in Los Angeles. Her other dog, Guy, is a beagle who was found in the woods in Kentucky.