Meghan Markle, 37, is no doubt reaping the rewards of marrying a Prince, from her enviable wardrobe to her jam-packed dairy of fancy events to her priceless jewellery collection.
There are also many downsides to her new roles as the Duchess of Sussex, one being that she most probably has security with her whenever she is out in public.
Long before officially joining the Royal Family, Meghan got a taste for what her future life would be like on the set of Suits.
According to her co-star, Meghan had her own personal MI5 bodyguard, who was on the set of the show with her every day.
Her then boyfriend Prince Harry was well aware of the attention Meghan was attracting when their relationship became public and set her up with her own bodyguard.
The MI5 security guard guarded Meghan when she was on set, much to the rest of the Suits cast’s disbelief.
Wendell Pierce, who plays Robert Zane, told Extra magazine: “I actually didn’t think it was real, then all of a sudden I turn round and there is a guy from MI5 on set every day.”
“The one thing that was clear [was that] she was extremely happy. She had a glow.
“I knew she was in love. With the whirlwind of publicity and the world of being a royal now, the one thing that’s constant is the fact that I know she loves him.”
It was also reported, that when things became serious with Harry, Meghan’s name was dropped from the Suits filming schedule to protect her privacy and safety.
Last year, a source revealed to US Weekly that it “inarguably boils down to security issues”.
“Information was leaking out of Suits like crazy. As soon as it came out that they were dating, everyone was warned to stop talking or they would be fired,” claimed the source.
While Meghan is used to a life in the spotlight, having worked as a film and television actress before joining the Royal Family, it seems she is not all that keen on what royal life brings.
At a charity awards earlier in the week, Meghan let slip the one thing she isn’t quite liking about her new like as the Duchess of Sussex.
At the WellChild awards in central London, Meghan revealed that she doesn’t like the cameras being around her.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were deep in conversation with four-year-old Mckenzie Brackley, who won an Inspirational Child award for strength following his battle with acute flaccid paralysis.
The little boy told the couple that he didn’t like the cameras being around, to which they both replied that they completely agreed.
Talking to reporters on the night, Mckenzie’s mother Amy said: “They were so lovely. They knew [Mckenzie] was scared of the cameras and they said they didn’t like the cameras either so they turned around.”
It is known that the newlyweds haven’t had the easiest of times when it comes to cameras and publicity throughout their relationship.
Harry reportedly has tried to scale back public appearances in recent weeks, to try and tone down and control the media frenzy around his wife.
Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.
Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.
She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.
She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.
But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.
They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.
Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.