Becoming famous thanks to her portrayal of lawyer Rachel Zane in the Suits series, Meghan Markle landed more accessible jobs before her acting career exploded. In 2005, she was notably hired by Robin Thicke for her wedding.

Long before marrying Prince Harry and joining the British royal family, Meghan Markle had a life almost like any other. If she spent part of her childhood with her father, very often on the sets of series, it was only at the age of 21 that she took her first steps as an actress in an episode of Hospital Central. While in 2005, she had landed a small role in the film 7 Years of Seduction, alongside Ashton Kutcher, her cachet was not yet sufficient to live fully from her passion. In order to be able to pay her rent, Meghan Markle had to get more accessible jobs and was notably hired by singer Robin Thicke for her wedding to Paula Patton on June 11, 2005. Indeed, the couple had asked the latter to make their invitations.

As her career struggled to take off, the one who would become Prince Harry’s wife worked as a freelance calligrapher and his skills thus enabled him to write all the wedding invitations of Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. In an interview with the American magazine Esquire in 2013, Meghan Markle revealed: “I went to a Catholic girls’ school for about six years when the kids were in writing classes. I have always tended to understand cursive well. This evolved when I was hired as a pseudo-waitress when I was auditioning. I didn’t take care of the tables. I was doing calligraphy for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding invitations. It was a great income while I was auditioning.

Meghan Markle taught calligraphy lessons

Gifted at this, the pretty brunette also ran two-hour calligraphy classes at a stationery store. Winnie Park, of Paper Source, where Meghan Markle taught, had notably declared to the American site People: “She taught calligraphy, hosted a group of clients and taught them in a two-hour class how to do calligraphy. It was her part-time job, as she was auditioning.On top of that, Kate Middleton’s sister-in-law had run classes on gift wrapping as well as book binding. An entire program !

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2/15 – Paula Patton; Robin Thicke at The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring Lucian Grainge – Red Carpet 1/25/14, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

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3/15 – On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. 30 Mar 2020 Pictured: On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. Photo credit: MEGA

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4/15 – Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton at 56th Annual Grammy Awards – Red Carpet 1/26/14, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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5/15 – On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. 30 Mar 2020 Pictured: On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. Photo credit: MEGA

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6/15 – Pictured: Robin Thicke, Paula Patton 2012 Annual Vanity Fair Party Hosted By Graydon Carter West Hollywood, California

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7/15 – On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. 30 Mar 2020 Pictured: On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. Photo credit: MEGA

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8/15 – Pictured: Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton 2013 BET Awards – Arrivals 6/30/13, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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9/15 – On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. 30 Mar 2020 Pictured: On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. Photo credit: MEGA

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10/15 – Robin Thicke and Paula Patton attending the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York City.

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11/15 – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate the first birthday of their baby Son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in in Malibu, Los Angeles (LA) in the United States of America (USA) – (Archive). 06 May 2020 Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate the first birthday of their baby Son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in in Malibu, Los Angeles (LA) in the United States of America (USA) – (Archive). Photo credit: MEGA

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Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Baggage Claim” – Los Angeles Premiere 9/25/13, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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13/15 – On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. 30 Mar 2020 Pictured: On March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be quitting as senior royals and along with that, stop using their HRH styles and no longer be able to have Sussex Royal as their brand. Together with their baby son Archie they are partly going to live in either Canada or the United States, where they want to become financially independent. Photo credit: MEGA

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14/15 – Actress Paula Patton and her husband singer Robin Thicke arrive for the US Premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, presented by BMW and Coca-Cola Zero, held at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC Pictured: Paula Patton and Robin Thicke Ref: PKI344616 191211

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15/15 – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate the first birthday of their baby Son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in in Malibu, Los Angeles (LA) in the United States of America (USA) – (Archive). 06 May 2020 Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate the first birthday of their baby Son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in in Malibu, Los Angeles (LA) in the United States of America (USA) – (Archive). Photo credit: MEGA