HRH The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, turns 38 this weekend! Markle first rose to Hollywood stardom in her role as Rachel in the hit series Suits. Now, she lives the ultimate fairy tale after marrying Prince Harry in 2018, as a new mum and this month’s Vogue guest editor. From America’s sweetheart to a real-life princess, we look back on how this actress became a royal fashion icon…

At the beginning of Markle’s acting career in Suits, she attended the TV guide magazine hot list party in West Hollywood in a colour block strapless bodycon dress.

Often spotted at fashion shows back in 2014, Markle gained status as a fashion force to be reckoned with. Here she is seen wearing a Hervé Léger white mini dress, grunged up with a studded leather jacket at New York fashion week.

For the Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York, bombshell actress Markle went for a head-turning metallic Misha Nonoo mini dress.