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10 Things We Learned About Meghan Markle Before She Deleted All Her Social Media Profiles


A little over a month after announcing their engagement, Prince Harry's 36-year-old fiancee, Meghan Markle, deleted all of her social media accounts.

We didn't have much time to learn about the soon-to-princess, and we were also secretly hoping to gain exclusive access into the lives of the royals if she kept her social media running.

Although she left all her new fans confused by going off the social media grid, there's still a lot of information circulating on the internet about how she portrayed herself on social media.

Here are 10 things we learned about Meghan before she deleted all her social media profiles.

We're seriously going to miss these candid photos!

1. She participates in a lot of humanitarian work.

While she spent a lot of time preparing and filming for the role of Rachel Zane on Suits, Meghan also allocated time for doing a good deed. She was a global ambassador for World Vision Canada and an advocate for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. I'm sure she'll be doing a lot more humanitarian work now that she's going to be a full-time royal.

2. She's into calligraphy.

While she tried to start a successful career in acting, Meghan worked as a freelance calligrapher, writing wedding invitations for celebrities like Robin Thicke and Paula Patton.

“I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first [TV] pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special," she told Esquire.

3. She was married once before.

Meghan dated producer Trevor Engleson in 2004, and they tied the knot in 2011. The pair got divorced two years later.

4. She loves inspirational quotes.

She knew that words can change the world, and she always made sure to post something inspirational that would not only uplift readers, but also herself.

5. She's doesn't like being photoshopped.

We all know by know that Meghan is biracial. Her mother is African American and her father is white. She's previously spoken about the challenges of growing up mixed-race and being seen as "ethnically ambiguous," but that doesn't mean she wants to look any different.

"To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot," she said.

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6. She loves her dogs more than anything.

Meghan said one of the first things she does when she wakes up is kiss her dogs, let them in the backyard, and feed them breakfast. We will miss photos of Bogart and Guy!

7. She makes time for exercise.

"Running has always been my form of moving meditation, which I relish because it allows me to get out of my head," she said, "I love an intense vinyasa class - and even better if its blasting hip-hop and done in a dark room with candlelight."

8. She's close friends with many famous celebrities.

For example, Serena Williams and Meghan are basically best friends. She's posted photos of them just hanging out and supporting each other.

"She quickly became a confidante I would text when I was traveling, the friend I would rally around for her tennis matches, and the down to earth chick I was able to grab lunch with just a couple weeks ago in Toronto," she said.  

9. She occasionally cusses.

On one of her social media posts, she described a pumpkin fondue as "the best f****** thing I've ever eaten." Wow, it must have been good!

10. She's a feminist.

Meghan has had a feminist mentality since she was a young girl. At only 11, she wrote a letter to then-first lady Hillary Clinton complaining about a soap manufacturer implying women belong in the kitchen.

Are you bummed out that Meghan deleted all her social media profiles?

[Source: Telegraph]

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.