How Tall Is Meghan Markle? The Duchess of Sussex Is Taller Than You Think

During her time as a royal, we’ve seen Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in everything from long, flowing skirts and dresses to skinny jeans. Even in heels, Meghan doesn’t usually appear to tower over anyone. The other royals always seem to be a few inches taller than she is. So how tall is Meghan? The Duchess of Sussex is actually taller than you might think.

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex was in Serena Williams' box during the Williams match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Final at the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York on Saturday, September 7, 2019
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It seems like such a short time ago that Prince Harry was single, but those days are long behind him. He and Meghan were introduced on a blind date and hit it off instantly.

Despite living on different continents at the time, they knew their relationship was something special, and they did what they had to do to make it work. In May 2018, Meghan and Prince Harry got married, officially becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan seemed to fit in well with the royal family and carried out her new royal duties. But Meghan and Harry weren’t happy with royal life and the massive amount of attention that came with it. And early in 2020, they announced they would be stepping down as senior royals. The couple is now living with their young son, Archie Harrison, in Los Angeles, a far cry from their life in the United Kingdom. 

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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Even when we see Meghan in 4-inch heels, which Mirror reports that she wears frequently, Meghan doesn’t appear to be very tall. She only comes to about Prince Harry’s shoulder. But according to People, the Duchess of Sussex stands at 5 feet 6 inches.

This is a few inches taller than the average height for a woman. Even so, many people wouldn’t have guessed that the duchess is this tall. Why? Well, she married into an extremely tall family.

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According to The Sun, Prince Harry is 6 foot 1, so it’s no wonder that Meghan can wear high heels and still not be nearly as tall as her husband.

Prince William is the tallest of the royals at 6 foot 3. And Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is pretty tall herself at 5 foot 9. 

Plus, many people might not know that Princess Diana was about 5 foot 10. It looks like the United Kingdom’s royal family really knows how to measure up.

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