Meghan Markle Has Surprising Hidden Talents Most People Do Not Know About

Despite the fact that royals can be very famous, they are different from celebrities. While celebrities’ main objectives are to promote their own skills and talents, royals simply use their popularity to bring attention to the causes they support as well as the royal family they are a part of.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, joined the royal family in 2018. While a lot of fans are aware that she was an actress before becoming royalty, not many people nowadays know about other skills she possesses. In fact, Meghan is quite talented in a variety of areas.

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Meghan Markle can cook

When Meghan was still an actress, she had a lifestyle blog called The Tig, where she often shared recipes with fans. Many of her recipes, such as her favorite oatmeal brûlée, are also healthy and reflect her health-conscious lifestyle.

Meghan is such a skilled cook that she reportedly takes charge of the kitchen at home with Prince Harry. While many royals can easily hire a kitchen staff, it has been said that she makes food for her and her husband every day.  

Meghan Markle is good at calligraphy

Meghan attended an all-girls Catholic school growing up and was taught cursive writing there. This led her to become interested in calligraphy, and Meghan ended up being a professional calligrapher. When she was still trying to make it big in acting, she would take on calligraphy jobs to make money. Reportedly, she wrote wedding and party invitations for many folks in Hollywood and even taught a course on calligraphy in Beverly Hills.

Meghan Markle can dance

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Meghan has been able to show off her dancing skills a few times as a royal. However, fans might be surprised to learn her abilities go beyond just being able to move to a piece of music.

According to Meghan’s old acting resume, she has trainings in ballet, jazz, and tap dancing.

Meghan Markle can speak Spanish and French

When Meghan was studying international relations at Northwestern University, she landed a prestigious internship at the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although it is not clear how Meghan learned Spanish, it is said that she can speak Spanish with an Argentine accent.

In addition to Spanish, Meghan also has knowledge of French. She took French courses for six years and used to live in Canada, which is a country bilingual French and English. Meghan lived in the city of Toronto, where English is mostly spoken, so it is not known just how fluent she is in French. It is likely she can converse at least a bit in the language.

Meghan Markle is skilled in kickboxing and martial arts

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This morning, The Duchess of Sussex went back to college!  Joining students and educators at The University of Johannesburg The Duchess was able to announce a new series of gender grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, of which she is patron. She was also able to announce four new scholarships to help students study in different commonwealth countries, allowing cross cultural understanding and an opportunity to deepen their educational studies abroad. One of the recipients of these grants shared his story of growing up on farmland in Kenya, where he paid for his education trading vegetables to cover schooling costs (cauliflower leaves to be exact!) He is now doing a research study on carcinogens in his country, its link to cancer – his work is helping to change practices and to save lives. The Duchess was so moved by the work being done across the education sector and to talk with such like-minded thinkers about the importance of access to education and the support needed internally. When the round table discussion this morning moved to the challenges faced in this sector and how daunting it can all seem, The Duchess said, “Sometimes access to education can seem so big, you wonder where to even begin? So you begin with one student, or one school, you simply begin. And that’s when we see change.” She continued by referencing a Martin Luther King Jr quote: “Take the first step… you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Since @the_acu_official Gender Grants were launch in 2016, 28 universities in 17 countries have benefited with a minimum of 600 beneficiaries participating in workshops supported by the grants. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images

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Meghan seems to take her health seriously and often tries to keep herself in good shape. She is known for being a keen yoga practitioner and works out every day.

When Meghan was living in Toronto, she also trained in kickboxing and martial arts.

It’s unknown how far she got in these lessons, but one thing is for sure: there is a lot more to Meghan than meets the eye.