Published On: Wed, Aug 21st, 2019

Royal latest: One thing Meghan Markle and Prince Charles have most in common | Royal | News


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.”

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.

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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.

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”.

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.



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