From the moment that the Royal Family announced that Prince Harry would be marrying Meghan Markle in May, the world became infatuated with her. Just like ‘The Kate Effect’ which rippled around the globe seven years earlier, Markle’s style began to be imitated by women around the world.
Her simple, but modern approach to fashion – and life in general – has caused much debate among those who don’t believe she is worthy of British royalty. However, for much of society, the 36-year-old American actress is a breath of fresh air – one who unbelievably indulges in foods you wouldn’t expect a future royal to enjoy.
Before she was engaged to the fifth-in-line to the Britsh throne, Markle, who has been married once before, shared her daily life via Instagram. Here she documented a majority of the things she ate, from avocado on toast to donuts, meaning that now we have an inside eye into what the bride-to-be and self-confessed ‘foodie’ really eats.
For those trying to imitate not only the Suits star’s style but her enviable physique too, this is essential reading…
1. Pizza perfection
Pizza is a regular feature on the California-born actress’ Instagram page. The calorie-laden Italian delicacy is clearly her guilty pleasure – or, not so guilty if her timeline is anything to go by!
But how does she manage to tuck into such tasty treats and stay in shape? Well, Markle has a trick up her sleeve which makes it possible. “I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends,” she once said.
2. Burger babe
One of those things that she likes to “dig in” to is a burger. Just like any regular person, the former Deal or No Deal briefcase girl loves nothing more than to sink her teeth into a juicy burger – with a side of fries, of course.
3. Feeling fruity
It is unclear if Markle has any religion, but it’s safe to say that she is devout to fruit. Her favorite fruity snack? Apple pieces dipped in almond butter and sprinkled with sea salt – we wonder what Prince Harry will think of that.
In addition, she also adores strawberries and bananas. In fact, rumor has it that her wedding cake will be a banana cake as Prince Harry is also partial to the potassium-packed fruit.
4. Caffeine addict
Caffeine is clearly something that the soon-to-be Royal cannot live without. In fact, it was a cute picture of her holding a coffee cup that exposed her relationship with Prince Harry to the world when eagle-eyes spotted that the brunette-beauty was wearing a matching bracelet to the red-headed Royal.
5. Oyster obsession
The actress is evidently obsessed with oysters if her Instagram feed is anything to go by. Peppered amongst photographs of her on the set of Suits are plenty of snaps of the salty shellfish.
6. Thanksgiving binge
Markle may be preparing herself to become a British citizen, but the actress really is American through and through – especially when it comes to Thanksgiving!
Every year Markle celebrates with plenty of turkey and lots of other delicious dishes, but as she marries into the very traditional British Royal Family, this annual feast, like one of her beloved dogs, may have to be one of the things she leaves behind.
8. Sweet treats
“Generally, I think everything is okay in moderation,” Markle once told The Daily Express, and clearly she wasn’t lying. Every now and then the retired actress will indulge in tasty treats such as ice cream, Nutella and French pastries (croissants appearing to be her particular favorite).
However, she does balance out these unhealthy snacks with plenty of exercise. “I do it all on my own, I do DVDs at home, I go for a run by myself,” she told Best Health. “I think if you can self-motivate that’s half the battle.”
I wonder if Meghan will be willing to give ANY of this up for her New Year’s resolution? Well, this video will reveal all:
9. Time for wine
Like any modern woman, Markle loves a glass of vino. Usually enjoyed alongside a meal, Markle’s love for wine is clearly something she has in common with her ‘Playboy Prince’ who is known for his penchant for partying while under the influence!
11. Let them eat cake!
There is nobody on this planet who could deny themselves cake, especially on a special occasion. Despite being committed to her workout regime and mostly vegan diet, Markle cannot refuse a slice of the sweet, spongy dessert.
12. Fried delight
Being born and raised in America, it would be hard to believe that Markle isn’t a fan of fried chicken – the nation’s delicacy. But alas, she is and she isn’t shy to admit it!
13. Cheeky cocktails
Cocktails are clearly this girl’s best friend. No matter where she is, the future-Royal cannot help but tickle her taste buds with a tall glass of some blended drink. She truly was made for Prince Harry, who also loves a tipple!
One thing that she probably won’t have in common with the young Royal is her love of sushi. It’s unlikely that the very traditional British Prince has ever had a taste for the Japanese dish. Maybe she can convert him!
15. Sunday roasts
Meanwhile, one British tradition that she seems to have already fully embraced is Sunday roast dinners, complete with Yorkshire puddings!
16. Green juices
Markle is a big fan of green juices, which she considers a “nice pick me up.” Speaking to Shape, she explained: “Trying to go for coffee or things like that only end up hurting you at the end, so to get a really good natural source of energy, like a great green juice, something that gets right into your system is a nice pick me up.”
17. Takeaway time
Even the most glamorous of people enjoy a quick alternative. From Starbucks to takeaway donuts, Markle is guilty of taking some time off from her healthy diet routine to treat herself to calorie-heavy alternatives. She really is just like you and I!
18. Fabulous Fries
Oh, and in addition to her penchant for cake, pizza and burgers, she also loves fries. Now this is someone we can all respect!