From TV Sets to Royal Engagements! See Duchess Meghan’s Transformation Through the Years

For as long as we’ve known and loved her, Duchess Meghan (née Markle) has always been a fashion and style icon. Even long before she tied the knot with husband Prince Harry in May 2018, fans have been obsessed with the 38-year-old royal’s effortless beauty ever since her big break on Suits in 2011.

In November 2017, Meghan said goodbye to her acting life in Canada to pursue a relationship with the Duke of Sussex. Since moving into Kensington Palace nearly two years ago, a lot has changed for the royal couple  — including a lavish wedding, a pregnancy, a move to Frogmore Cottage and a royal baby!

Although her new life as a royal family member seemed to be all rainbows and butterflies, the doting mom of baby Archie Harrison — whom she welcomed with Harry, 35, in May 2019 — opened up about her struggles of adjusting to her new life in an extremely candid interview.

While chatting with TV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby for the documentary titled Harry & Meghan: An African Journey — which aired on ABC in October 2019 — Meghan revealed how difficult it has been to juggle her role as a royal while raising her little bundle of joy.

“Especially as a woman it’s really — it’s a lot,” she confessed. “So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom and trying to be a newlywed. … And also thank you for asking, because not many people will have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

Meghan also couldn’t help but divulge the difficulties of pleasing the public. “Look, any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable,” the former Deal or No Deal model shared. “And so that was made really challenging, and then, when you have a new born, you know?”

Harry, who lost mother Princess Diana after she was killed in a car crash while paparazzi chased her, defended Meghan from the vicious bullying in a moving statement.

“My deepest fear is history repeating itself,” he said at the time. “I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”

Luckily, Meg has the undying support from her friends, family and two favorite boys, Harry and Archie!

Scroll through the gallery below to see Duchess Meghan’s ultimate transformation!

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