Image: USA Network / Suits
We love gifs. If we could speak in gif form, we absolutely would, every single day. There's a gif for any and all occasions, emotions, events, and moods. Just type in a few words, and let the internet communicate for you! The gif and the emoji have seriously changed the way we converse with each other, and we have to say, we ain't mad about it! Sometimes you need to say something but might not have the words. Or the courage, let's be honest. Or sometimes we need to let our faces do the talking when we're not face to face. This is why we have gifs, and why we love them. And right now, we couldn't love any gifs more than we love these Meghan Markle gifs.
Listen, we know she's a Duchess now. And as such, she's bound by certain rules and expectations. Like she can't go around rolling her eyes at people or clapping back with some witty remark. But once upon a time, Meghan lived a simpler life. OK, she was still beautiful and famous, but still. With that face, and that brain, she's always given us good content. What we're saying is, Meghan is incredibly gifable. Even as a Duchess! Luckily for us, the wonderful people on this here internet know a good gif moment when they see one. Please to enjoy these Meghan Markle gifs, and save them for your personal use.
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Before she became the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was a working actress starring on the hit shows Suits. As such, a lot of the Meghan Markle gifs we love are from the show! Her character Rachel Zane was a law student balancing school and work, and of course, love. We loved the character, and can definitely parts of Meghan in Rachel! We imagine that the Duchess has a quick wit about her, and doesn't suffer fools, so we can totally picture her saying, "You wanna try that again?" when someone tries to pull a fast one on her or gets on her last nerve.
Image: USA Network / Suits; GIPHY @suitsusanetwork
See, this is one we can use SO MUCH. Because let's be honest: almost every time we say, "Fine", things are absolutely not fine. Not even close. Passive aggression is one of our strengths, and a tersely spoken "Fine" along with a thin-lipped smile and maybe a nod is the best way to show you're not fine but also not interested in telling someone why it's not fine. This one works well when your partner pissed you off and doesn't know why and you don't want to tell them. Which is basically every single day when you're married and/or in a long-term relationship.
We love her dearly, but Meghan's face speaks volumes in some of these Meghan Markle gifs. We wonder if she has to practice at not saying what she's thinking with her facial expressions? Because we imagine there are plenty of situations she experiences as a Duchess that activate her inner eye-roll. "Duchess, would you care to slip your very pregnant feet into these high heels and stand for some pictures?" "Absolutely." But said with the face she's making in the gif above, LOL. Having one of those faces is both a blessing and a curse. But it also makes for some really good gifs, so we're not complaining.
Incidentally, this gif always accurately describes how we feel every time we read a new story about Meghan Markle and the new royal baby. We just cannot wait! We're so excited, but we're trying to play it cool because, you know, we're not actually involved in this pregnancy in any way, shape, or form. But the year Meghan's had - goodness! From mid-level actress on a TV show to actually royalty, famous the world over. A darling engagement, a dream wedding, the man of her dreams, and a baby on the way. She probably wakes up every morning, looks at Harry, and pinches herself.
One of the things we love most about Meghan and Harry is that they aren't afraid to show their affection for one another. We're so used to royals being so prim and proper. It's pretty rare to see a royal couple just completely and comfortably show the world how much they love each other. No cheek pecks and respectable distance between this Duke and Duchess, no ma'am! Harry and Meghan are young and in love and they have no qualms about showing it off. This gif perfectly captures that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling you get when you're with your boo and you don't even care who else is around.
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Lately, the news has been buzzing about Meghan and Harry's birth plans. They're allegedly not planning on delivering the baby at the same hospital royals have used for decades. Instead they want something closer to their new home (which, duh, makes sense!). They also don't plan on participating in the after-delivery pomp and circumstance of showing off the baby as soon as it's been cleaned up. Don't get us wrong, we love getting a glimpse of the new babies, but we don't blame them one bit! Anytime someone tries to cut Meghan down for this decision, use this gif. She conveys exactly the emotion you're looking for in response to idiots.
And maaaaaaaan, we're people hatin' that day! We never understood the vitriol flung at Meghan. We mean, we certainly know where it comes from (hi, jealousy and racism!), but it's stupid. This woman did nothing wrong, and people hate on her for the dumbest things. But you know what? She wakes up every morning, looks over at her royal husband in her royal bed in her royal home, and is probably so unbothered it's hilarious. It takes a strong woman to be flung into the madness Meghan Markle has endured over the last year, and we love that she just couldn't give a hoot about any of what's said about her. Roll on, Duchess.
Some Meghan Markle gifs give us a teeny glimpse into the relationship between the Duke and Duchess. Take this one, for example. That right there is the look shared between two people having a private joke moment. You know the look, right? When you hear something and it has a different meaning than was intended, and you give your partner in crime a sly look like, "Heeeeeeee!". That's this look. These two just seem so incredibly connected with one another, and it's just adorable. We love that they don't let their fame stop them from just enjoying little moments, even moments captured during an interview watched by millions of people.
OK, so not all the Meghan Markle gifs we love are going to be JUST Meghan Markle. We couldn't possibly put together a list like this and not include some with Harry! And really, there are no better Harry and Meghan moments than the ones that happened at their exquisite wedding. We expected the pomp and circumstance, the big to-do. It's a royal wedding, after all! But we were NOT prepared for was the emotion from Harry! You could tell that he was seriously overcome at several points throughout the ceremony. He seems to realize that he is one lucky guy.
You know, we wouldn't blame her if she did. After all, it can't be easy to give up your entire life, including your home, career, and hobbies, for a man. Do you think she ever had a moment in the beginning where she was like, "Uhhhhhh, what do I do?!" Even when you're sure, there are doubts! But since no one from the royal family is asking us to marry them, we just use this gif when Tinder guy #1 finally responds after you've already set up a date with Tinder guy #2. Conundrum! We'll just live our life like Meghan Markle, but less fancy and royal and everything.
We could seriously gif our entire life using just royal wedding moments. "Will you stop and get some diapers on your way home?" Insert this gif. "Will you check with the daycare to see if we left his lunchbox there?" Insert this gif. Try it, it's fun! Meghan Markle gifs from the royal wedding make everything better and fancier and more elegant. And our lives are the furthest thing from fancy and elegant as is humanly possible. But hey, a girl can dream, right? Just close your eyes and picture yourself wearing that gorgeous dress and a tiara, and suddenly being asked to take the trash out isn't so bad.
Image: USA Network / Suits; wifflegif
Now that Meghan Markle is a Duchess and member of the royal family, we probably won't be seeing her standing on a library ladder, seductively flipping her hair over her shoulder. Something tell us the palace would, uh, frown upon this sort of publicity from the new Duchess. But luckily, we will always have these Meghan Markle gifs to remember the simpler days! Meghan's time on Suits was sweet, and her run as Rachel Zane has given us so many of these little moments. We wonder if she ever watches old episodes and reminisces about a time she was just Meghan Markle, actress and not Meghan Markle, international superstar.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to clap like this and not look like a raving loon? We do, because we tried and it doesn't work. It only works if you're Meghan Markle, apparently. Just look at all those other people struggling to get up and join in the applause. Meghan just rises from her seat like an angel and claps with all the poise and class of a, well, of a Duchess! She probably practices. This has been our go-to clapping gif as of late, and it hits every single time. Round of applause for Meghan's round of applause!
"Are you almost here?" "Yeah, calm down, I'm on my way!" "What is taking you so long?!" Aaaaaaaand, insert train gif. Once again, Meghan Markle gifs from the wedding are spot-on and work in so many situations. Of course, we're not running late because our gorgeous wedding gown has a train that could hide a small army of children. No - we're running late BECAUSE of our small army of children. But Meghan leisurely making her way up the steps, looking all kinds of perfect, while actual small children unravel her train and unleash it from the car is a whole ass mood.
Meghan Markle always looks like she's on the verge of dissolving into a fit of giggles. She's got that mischievous grin that's bordering on a full-on laugh! And it's so refreshing that we've still seen that, even after she became a member of the royal family. Because again, we're just not used to giggling, smiling royals, LOL. Not that they all look mean or anything. But you have to admit, the family as a whole is pretty buttoned up at public events and appearances. We may not see this kind of giggle from Meghan much anymore, but we'll always have Meghan Markle gifs when we need our fix.
So many people doubted Meghan Markle when she first came into Harry's life. They started tearing her down as soon as it looked like he was serious about her. People picked her apart, piece by piece, from her hair to the way she spoke to the way she didn't seem to just fade into the background while Harry took center stage. She's been hated on and doubted from day one, and she's shown them time and time again that she was pretty much born to fill this role. Her confidence is one of the best things about her, and definitely one of the things we admire most. We know Meghan can handle it, and using this gif will help you believe you can handle anything, too.