Meghan Markle's wedding before Prince Harry: see unearthed photo

The Duchess of Sussex was one of the first divorcées to marry into the British royal family with Prince Harry

Bridie Wilkins

Before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry, she was married to film producer Trevor Engelson. At the time, it was questioned whether a divorcée was eligible to marry into the British royal family, but she became one of the first to do so in 2018, after the Queen granted her permission.

Now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are happier than ever, along with their one-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, while they are also pregnant with a second child. In case you're intrigued, though, here's everything you need to know about the now-Duchess of Sussex's former husband and their wedding.

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Who is Meghan Markle's ex-husband?

Trevor Engelson is an American actor and producer. He was born in New York but is based in Los Angeles. His most renowned film credits include Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson.

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Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson on their wedding day

How did Meghan Markle meet Trevor Engelson?

The pair met in 2004 and dated for six years before getting engaged in 2010.

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Where was Meghan Markle's first wedding?

Meghan and Trevor Engelson married in Jamaica, with a beachfront ceremony at the luxurious Jamaica Inn resort in Ocho Rios. The event was reportedly a four-day affair, with 107 family and friends in attendance.


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When was Meghan Markle's first wedding?

Meghan and Trevor tied the knot on 10 September 2011, when Meghan was 30 and Trevor was 35.

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When did Meghan Markle get divorced?

Meghan and Trevor Engelson's marriage was dissolved in a no-fault divorce in 2013, after citing "irreconcilable differences".


Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson one month after getting married

Why did Meghan Markle get divorced?

It is believed that Meghan's role on Suits came between her and Trevor, as she was required to film in Toronto, while Trevor worked in Los Angeles. The divorce was finalised in August 2013.

According to an excerpt from Andrew Morton's biography of Meghan, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, "A wealthy entrepreneur friend claimed the marriage ended so abruptly that Meghan sent her wedding and engagement rings back to Trevor by registered post. Another confirmed that the decision to end the marriage was made by Meghan and that it had come 'totally out of the blue'." 

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