MEGHAN Markle is about to officially become part of the Royal Family.
Prince Harry’s fiancée goes by her middle name Meghan professionally. But what is her real name?
Scope features Meghan Markle’s real name is actually Rachel, but we know her better by her middle name
What is Meghan Markle’s real name?
She is known around the world as Meghan Markle – with fans stunned by the revelation her real name is actually Rachel.
It is the same as her character in hit US TV show Suits, where she plays paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane.
It is unknown which name her soon-to-be husband Prince Harry calls her by.
The Queen let slip as she officially blessed the couple’s marriage, saying: “My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council.”
Why does she use the name Meghan?
It’s not unusual for celebrities to change their names for the stage.
Meghan’s in company with Elton John, Katy Perry and Jamie Foxx, who all famously swapped their first names for more glamorous monikers.
Even Prince Harry goes by a different name to the one he was born with.
His birth name is Henry Charles Albert David, and his official title is Prince Henry of Wales.
Kensington Palace released this statement announcing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, calling the Suits actress by the name of Meghan
What have the royal family said about the wedding?
The official announcement revealed that the pair became engaged in London in November 2017.
It read: “Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty the Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms Markle’s parents.”
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh said they were “delighted” for their grandson and his bride-to-be, and “wish them every happiness”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge added: “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”
Getty Images – Getty Harry and Meghan will tie the knot next year
When are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry getting married?
The Royal Wedding is due to take place on 19 May, 2018.
The ceremony is to be held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
After their wedding, the couple will live together in Harry’s current home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.