MEGHAN MARKLE, Duchess of Sussex, has more in common with Prince Charles than being related to Harry.
The former actress isn’t the only royal to participate in the performing arts, Prince Charles also enjoyed treading boards. Decades before Meghan was on our TV screens, Charles was acting while at university. While he was at Cambridge between 1967 and 1970, the Prince of Wales was involved in Trinity College’s drama society.
As a member of the Dryden Society, Charles appeared in a wide variety of sketches performed at the University.
He also put pen to paper and wrote a number of pieces himself for the society to produce.
Speaking at a reception at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2016, Charles said: “For me it’s always the greatest pleasure to come back to Cambridge.
“I’ve always felt so lucky to be able to study at this university.”
Prince Charles and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex share a love for acting (Image GETTY)
Meghan with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon (Image GETTY)
He added: “It all went by in a flash and I’m horrified to realise that very shortly, next year in fact, it will be 50 years since I arrived.
“All I can say is time goes past unbelievably quickly. But I enjoyed it enormously.”
In one particular role for the society Charles played a weatherman.
As well as acting Charles once spoke at a Cambridge Union debate on the “threat” of technology.
Charles is first in the line of succession (Image GETTY)
Meghan’s career as an actress spanned much longer that her father-in-law’s.
Before becoming a member of the Royal family, Meghan had Hollywood dreams.
During her studies at Northwestern University, Meghan began playing small roles in television series and films.
She has performed in both dramatic and comedic roles during her career as an actress.
Charles and Meghan at Trooping the Colour (Image GETTY)
Charles and Meghan both attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding (Image GETTY)
Meghan first appeared on screen in a small role as a nurse on US soap opera General Hospital in 2002.
Her acting career reached its peak when she joined US legal drama Suits in 2011.
Meghan starred for seven seasons as paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane.
The Markle family tree (Image EXPRESS)
Her engagement to Prince Harry meant that she had to leave the show in 2018.
She previously starred in 2011 Hollywood film Horrible Bosses alongside Jennifer Aniston.
Her first venture into film was a 30 second role in “A lot Like Love”.
Meghan got married to Charles’ youngest son Prince Harry last May (Image GETTY)
In 2006 she also made an appearance on hit TV show “CSI Miami”.
Meghan married US actor and producer Trevor Engelson in 2011, they divorced in 2013.
Meghan met Harry in 2016 and just over a year later their engagement was announced.
After getting married in 2018, Meghan now lives in Frogmore cottage, Windsor, with Prince Harry and their son Archie.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK