The world woke up the news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially engaged! The rumors have been swirling for months, but it’s not royally official until they get a fancy palace press release. The couple has been dating since last summer, and got engaged earlier this month. The palace announced that the wedding will take place in Spring 2018 (Royal Dress Watch starts … now!). But who is Meghan Markle? Here’s everything you need to know about the future Duchess.

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Meghan Markle, 36, was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Northwestern University and graduated with a degree in Communications.

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Meghan graduated from Immaculate Heart High School  in 1999.