The rumors of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry dating each other have exploded within the past few days, with talk of just how far the relationship might go. The Suits actress is also launching her own clothing line in Canada, and an engagement has been mentioned. Basically, the news of Markle dating a member of the royal family is leading to a major boost in Markle’s profile and net worth, and it should only make her more known if the couple decides to take things to the next level. Is she simply using the fame to boost herself and her career, though?
According to the Telegraph from the United Kingdom, the Meghan Markle Collection will launch exclusively in Canada tomorrow. The collection is a five-piece ensemble, and the report notes that it’s expected to sell out quickly. Of course, this has led to rumors that the television star is simply using the fame associated with dating a member of the royal family.
For those still unaware who Markle is, the actress has been part of the Suits cast on the USA Network since 2011. The show is now in its seventh season, with Markle still a part of the series. The show follows the path of a brilliant college-dropout who ends up working for a law firm after a drug deal gone bad. Markle plays the role of Rachel Zane, who has been the main love interest of Mike Ross, the young dropout.
In addition to her work on television, Markle has also been the ambassador of women at the United Nations. The Celebrity Glad website listed her net worth around $3 million as of 2016.
In an interesting sidenote, the author also talked about Markle’s potential for future earnings.
“She is well above 30’s and now I believe she will not get more fame. The only thing I regret is not seeing her much in movies. She would have been a great inclusion in the movies side if she had tried her luck there. Still, if she try more movies, she can end her career with a great reputation and a complete star.”
The information about Markle’s net worth seems a bit outdated now, as her connection with Prince Harry is set to give her that boost she needs. She may be offered a lot more lucrative roles or endorsements, but the fact she has her own clothing line ready to go big will be assisted by what is called the “Kate Effect.”
It’s been noted that simply being photographed out and about by the paparazzi will lead to inquiring minds wanting to know what Markle is wearing in the pictures, just like Kate Middleton. Therefore, wearing pieces from her own clothing collection is certainly beneficial as others will want to emulate the actress’ style.
The Toronto Star discussed Meghan Markle’s clothing line launching at Reitman’s in Canada noting that each item in the five-piece line runs less than $100. They also indicated that Markle wanted her clothing to be more accessible based on the person she was when she was growing up. It features looks similar to what the actress wears both on and off set.
Markle talked during the launch about how as an aspiring young actress she’d be running out of gas due to her lack of money, or she was having to find a way to get out of her cheap car with its stuck doors.
She mentioned how it all relates to her potential customers with the new collection.
“These girls go in to the store with their hard-earned money. And I care about that. I was not a girl who grew up buying $100 candles. I was the girl who ran out of gas on her way to an audition.”
Markle certainly has come a long way since then and stands to go even further. As People mentioned on Tuesday, Prince Harry has already introduced his latest girlfriend to Prince Charles with an “engagement a possibility.”
The relationship has apparently been moving quite fast for the two, as a source said they’ve been dating for two months already and appear to be quite smitten with one another. Neither Markle nor the prince’s office at Kensington Palace have made it official that the two are dating. However, just the rumors alone will benefit Markle in more ways than one.
Meghan has already been the recipient of plenty of new fans on her Instagram account. The photo-sharing account for the actress is now over one million followers, with plenty of comments on her various images. In particular, a banana photo the actress recently shared sparked speculation that she was posting a picture of two cuddling bananas in reference to her and Prince Harry.
It’s hard to argue that the publicity will certainly be there for Markle, especially with the talk of a potential engagement on the way. However, the Telegraph also notes that the official launch of her clothing collection came several days before there was all of the public speculation and excitement over her and Prince Harry dating.
Stay tuned, though, because if and when that official announcement of the two as a couple hits, Markle’s popularity will only explode even further. Just don’t assume she’s with Harry for the wrong reasons.
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