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Last week we featured a new book about the British Royal Family because of the upcoming exciting events that many of us are anticipating. On May 19th, Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle. This week’s new book is about her.
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess is written by well-known royal biographer Andrew Morton. Many television viewers are familiar with Meghan for her role in the series Suits (the library owns seasons 1-6 on DVD). While technically she will become a Duchess and not a Princess after her marriage, she will be a very important member of the Royal Family. As an American actress of mixed race who has been divorced, she is very different from the traditional image of British royalty. But she won the heart of her Prince, and now has won the hearts of Brits and the world.
This book tells her story. She grew up in Los Angeles and studied at an all-girls Catholic school. She had a difficult family life, something she shares with Harry. She struggled as an actress before finally getting her big break on Suits. After becoming successful, she used her position to champion humanitarian causes – much like Princess Diana. The book shares details of the royal romance, which took place over two continents and was kept secret for some time. As soon as the secret was revealed, Meghan had to deal with being in the global spotlight, and seems to have done so incredibly well.
If you would like to know more about this fascinating young lady before the wedding takes place, this book can be found in the non-fiction 941 section, just like last week’s book.