Meghan Markle’s Deleted Instagram Posts | 22 Words

Many people seem to forget that before meeting Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was an actress living a relatively normal life. Well, we've managed to unearth some of her deleted Instagram posts...

And it's truly fascinating to see a glimpse of the woman Meghan Markle was before her life as a royal.

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Scroll on to check them out...

Now, we all know Meghan Markle as the Duchess of Sussex...

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And, of course, the woman who made history by being the first woman of color to marry into the British royal family.

She married Prince Harry in 2018...

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And they welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a year later in 2019.

Although the world seemed totally smitten with the new Duchess...

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This was far from the case behind the scenes as Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press which eventually lead to her and Harry stepping down from the royal family and relocating to Los Angeles for the "safety and wellbeing of their family" in January 2020.

The pair explained while they would still perform and embark upon their royal duties, they would be taking a considerable step back as senior royals.

Although this caused a media frenzy worldwide...

The couple seems to be living the quieter lives they've always wanted here in the States... and they even recently announced that they're expecting their second child together - a baby girl!

But earlier this month, it was announced by Buckingham Palace that Harry and Meghan had permanently stepped down as senior royals.

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"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family," a statement from the palace explained.

"Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service. The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family."

The global reaction to this news was overwhelming...

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And to make matters even more dramatic, the couple agreed to take part in a "tell-all" interview with Oprah Winfrey to discuss their reasoning for stepping back from the royal family.

Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th...

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And viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.

For example...

It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.

She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.

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Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin would be before his birth.

"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, 'you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

But Meghan wasn't the only one to spill the royal tea.

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Prince Harry himself spoke candidly about his current relationship with his family and how he has been "financially cut off," which initially left him fearing for the future.

Harry explained that he "had to get out," though when he did he was "cut off financially" when he and Meghan needed help the most...

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He also added that they've since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.

"I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn't have what my mom left me, we wouldn't have been able to do this. All I wanted to do was keep my family safe."

People have been left feeling horrified over what the couple went through...

And although a large proportion of viewers - including the likes of Piers Morgan - slammed the pair and accused them of lying and "destroying the British monarchy", so many sympathized and applauded them for having the bravery to speak out.

We're so happy that Harry, Meghan, Archie, and their unborn child are now in a better place...

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And it seems that finally, Meghan can live the more normal and relaxed life that she clearly misses so much.

Because it's important to remember that before she met Harry, Meghan was a full-time actress who was living a life of freedom and success.

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It's safe to say that we all know Meghan from her role as Rachel Zane in the hit Netflix series Suits.

​And alongside her acting...

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Meghan played an active role in numerous charities and organizations, including for the Children's HIV Association (CHIVA), Crisis, and the Myna Mahila Foundation.

But many still seem to find it hard to imagine who Meghan Markle was before the royal wedding.

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Well, we've just found some evidence of that very matter!

Just like any other celebrity, Meghan had a very active Instagram account before she joined the royal family...

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But when she became the Duchess of Sussex, she was forced to deactivate all of her personal social media accounts and was instead given her professional Sussex accounts to share with Harry.

We all know that Instagram is the best app for showing off a person's true, authentic self...

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And thanks to the beauty of the internet, a selection of old Instagram posts from Meghan's deactivated account have been unearthed... and they're just as amazing as we expected!

Scroll on to take a look...

Firstly, we have this adorable selfie with one of her rescue dogs.

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Meghan has always been an avid believer in the "adopt don't shop" movement and she's always been surrounded by rescued pets.

This is her beagle, Guy, who has loyally been by her side since he was adopted in Ontario in 2015.

Here's a cute picture of Guy with Meghan's former rescue dog, Bogart.

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The Labrador-German Shepherd cross was sadly left behind in Canada when Meghan realized he "didn't like" Harry and a close associate revealed that she decided that, for the sake of family harmony, Bogart would be left behind.

"Meghan adored that dog but the decision not to take him back was based on Bogart's relationship with Harry. He didn't like Harry. Meghan was very vocal about the fact it wouldn't be fair to take him back full-time, given Bogart's feelings for her husband."

Yikes.

As you can see, Guy goes everywhere with Meghan!

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And even enjoys soaking up the sun on a hot summer's day along with his mom.

How cute?!

We wonder if Harry bought Guy this adorable sweater...

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Come on, we're all thinking it!

When Meghan had her own Instagram account, she'd often post behind-the-scenes snaps of her and her Suits co-stars while filming in Toronto...

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Much to the delight of her global fan base!

Here she is with Sarah Rafferty, an actress who Meghan once described as her "Suits sister wife." The Suits cast clearly holds a special place in Meghan's heart, as the main stars all flew across the pond to attend the royal wedding in 2018. So sweet!

Here are the "sister wives" taking a little time out in between takes.

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We're wondering if Meghan was texting Prince Harry in this snap...

Now, it's common knowledge that Meghan Markle loves to travel...

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And it's something she'd frequently be doing way before meeting Harry.

"I always want off-the-beaten-path, Anthony Bourdain–inspired travel," she told Marie Claire in 2015. Here she is in the chilly snow-capped mountains of Iceland.

Meghan has always enjoyed exploring new places, such as Italy's picturesque Amalfi Coast.

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She revealed to The Chicago Tribune that she was never jealous of "the more cookie cutter-type of vacations," although saying she was sure those would have been wonderful, too.

"But my mom never wanted me to just go to a resort and not leave the property, and think that was all there was to visiting a foreign country."

The former actress would regularly update her followers on where she was heading next...

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And her passport and travel documents were always at the ready!

And Meghan's love for travel combined perfectly with her love for charity work.

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In her role as a Global Ambassador for World Vision, Meghan visited Rwanda in early 2016 to see the first-hand importance of having clean, accessible drinking water.

Truly inspiring.

It's important to remember that Meghan Markle is a human being...

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And just like the majority of us, she absolutely loves her food.

"I'm always on the quest to find amazing new restaurants and new recipes. I'm a California girl, right?" she said in an interview with Marie Claire, "I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation. I do think there's some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from."

She has also been said to be pretty good in the kitchen herself...

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As you can see from this very exciting-looking fish dish she's preparing!

This is perhaps one of our favorite snaps...

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Because who doesn't love nachos?!

And alongside being a major foodie, Meghan is also a fitness fanatic...

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Something that doesn't come as much of a surprise to anyone!

"It's easy to fall into the trap of rushing for a coffee when you hit that 4 pm slump. But if I blend some apple, kale, spinach, lemon, and ginger in my Vitamix in the morning and bring it to work, I always find that sipping on that is a much better boost than a cup of espresso," she once said to TODAY.

And when it comes to exercise, yoga is her thing...

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Which makes sense seeing as her mom, Doria Ragland, is a yoga instructor and she started practicing around the age of 7.

"I change it up: I'll do yoga a couple of times a week – hot yoga, especially. I love an intense vinyasa class – and even better if it's blasting hip-hop and done in a dark room with candlelight. The best!" she previously stated.

Just like any young woman using social media, Meghan was occasionally partial to a filter or 2...

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Including the iconic Snapchat "dog" filter!

She was even guilty of the occasional mirror selfie every now and then...

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Loving the Ugg boots, by the way!

​We all know that royals aren't exactly allowed to take super relaxed selfies such as these...

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So it's very refreshing to see Meghan in such a casual and chilled manner.

Here's Meghan showing off a cute drawing given to her by Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty's daughter, Oona.

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How cute?!

Some of these unearthed snaps show that Meghan has a cheeky side to her...

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And we just love to see it!

Obviously, as a member of the royal family, Meghan will have had to seriously watch her tongue when it came to stuff like this...

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So it's very enlightening to see snippets of Meghan's true, funny personality.

So, there you have it!

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And we really hope that one day, Meghan will be allowed to reactivate her old Instagram account and allow her fans into her life once more.

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