Before landing her role on the hit show Suits, Meghan Markle, 36, used her calligraphy skills to support herself between acting jobs. Perhaps that's why she has one of the most beautiful signatures we've ever seen.
The Duchess of Sussex was asked to sign a guestbook while meeting Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar during the second day of their Ireland trip on Wednesday, July 11. After Prince Harry wrote his name, before his claim that he "never signs big enough," Meghan took the pen and gracefully signed her moniker. And Harry's response was priceless. "Yours is much nicer than mine!" he said, according to People. And he was right!
Meghan's signature proved her calligraphy skills are still on point even though it's been years since she's focused on the trade. In a previous post on her since-deleted blog The Tig, she wrote, "The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special."
The brunette beauty has previously gushed about her love for calligraphy. "I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well," Meghan has said, according to Life & Style. "When I was auditioning… I didn’t wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations, for, like, Robin Thicke, and Paula Patton." So impressive…
A handwriting expert named Jamie Mason Cohen recently revealed what Meghan's penmanship says about her personality, and shared it gives off "strong energy." Cohen told The Daily Express, "Her temper strokes are also evident in lowercase t-bars crossed only on the right side of the t-bar stem. This trait is combined with an overall slant of her writing to the right which signals the possibility of high emotional responsiveness in a situation. She also shows strong pressure in her strokes, a sign of strong energy and feelings that run deep."
He also noted that she loves attention (that would make sense, considering her acting background). "The additional flourishes in her signature represent a person who loves attention and being the center of the events," Cohen added.
Calligraphy wasn't the only side-job Meghan took on while trying to make it in Hollywood. Meghan was also a Deal or No Deal briefcase girl to make ends meet. However, it seems that she's only proud of one of her two side gigs: her calligraphy. "I would put [Deal or No Deal] in the category of things I was doing while I was auditioning to try to make ends meet," Meghan told Esquire in 2013. "I went from working in the US Embassy in Argentina to ending up on Deal. It's run the gamut. Definitely working on Deal or No Deal was a learning experience, and it helped me to understand what I would rather be doing. So if that's a way for me to gloss over that subject, then I will happily shift gears into something else." Calligraphy it is!
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