Meghan grew up in a family that always worked to make sure she had the best opportunities and directions in life. Her mother and father put her in the best schools and programs and tried to show her the way they thought was best. This meant ensuring that she followed along in mother Doria’s path of higher education.
The actress started out her journey in one of Hollywood’s best preschools before moving up and attending an all-girls Catholic school. She may not have received a master’s degree of her own, like her mother, but she’s created a life for herself that doesn’t really require it.
Married With Children
Meghan grew up in a family that was involved in the entertainment industry. She very well may have been following in her father's footsteps when she decided to go into showbiz herself. Dad worked as a lighting director on some huge hits back in the 1970s and 1980s. One of the most famous shows he worked on, is one we all know and love.
Meghan Markle spent most of her childhood days on the set of "Married With Children." She says that for almost ten years, she would go to the studios after school, which was great fun (especially after spending all day at catholic school).
The Duchess has always had a very close relationship with her mother and father. Before marrying Doria, Meghan's mother, he was married to Roslyn Loveless and had two children with her, Meghan's half-brother Thomas and half-sister Samantha. Meghan is the youngest of his children and he currently lives in Baja, California.
During Meghan's childhood, she was very close to him, but unfortunately, things didn't go according to plan as the years went by, and Meghan's father didn't even show up at the royal wedding. We are not exactly too sure why he did not attend his own daughter's wedding.
Winning the Jackpot
As it turns out, Meghan's father has had some exciting turns throughout his life, just like his daughter's exciting events. Even though, according to Meghan’s brother, Tom, she “won the life lottery” when she married a Prince, she is apparently not the only member in the Markle family who has ever won a jackpot.
When she was a kid, her father won close to $1 million in the lottery. Not every person gets to say that! Sadly for him, he opted for some unsuccessful investments with that money. However, he also used some of it to pay the bill for Meghan’s private school.
There is no question that Meghan is a family-oriented person, as she has an incredibly close bond with her mother still today. Unfortunately, her becoming one of the most famous women in the world means that some family drama has been coming to light. Since long before she tied the knot to Prince Harry, the media has not been too kind to some members of the Markle clan.
Meghan’s brother, Thomas Markle Jr. has had his fair share of bad news. In 2017, he was taken into custody, and sometime later he was arrested for a DUI. Tom’s ex-wife Tracy told "The Daily Mail" that he had a drinking issue but that he really didn’t want his negative press to embarrass the Duchess.