Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in May 2018, and they now have a four-month old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The famous couple announced their engagement in November 2017 after a 16-month romance. Before meeting Harry, Meghan was a high-profile actress based in Canada and known for her role in US TV series Suits. Meghan, born and raised in LA, married a Hollywood producer and director, Trevor Engleson in 2011 at a beach resort in Jamaica.
They divorced two years later due to irreconcilable differences.
In the past, the Royal Family have strictly forbidden heirs marrying divorcees.
However, Meghan was welcomed into the Royal Family very quickly.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe explained there were two main elements to Meghan’s previous marriage which meant her past did not affect Harry’s decision to marry her.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Image: GETTY)
Meghan and Harry (Image: GETTY)
He said: “[Meghan and her former husband] weren’t married for very long, so there isn’t tremendous baggage.
“But also she didn’t have children.
“If she did have children with her first husband, then that really would make it quite awkward and difficult to work out.
“By marrying Prince Harry, she immediately joins the Royal Family and all her children that she has will have a position within succession to the throne.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at a film premiere in London (Image: GETTY)