- Star, 35, opened up about food and fashion in Good Housekeeping interview
- Roast chicken is her go-to dish to bring to dinner parties to impress guests
- Favourite outfit is vegan leather trousers with a blazer and shirt
- Ideal way to pass time on a long haul flight is drinking wine and watching films
And in an interview to be published today the 35-year-old actress and self-confessed foodie now says a ‘perfectly roasted chicken’ – the staple of any self-respecting British Sunday lunch table – is a sure fire way to impress.
‘There is honestly nothing as delicious, or as impressive, in my opinion, as a perfectly roasted chicken. It’s a game-changer. I bring that to dinner parties and make a lot of friends,’ she says.
LA-born Miss Markle, who has dated the fifth in line to the throne for ten months, was speaking after a photoshoot for Good Housekeeping magazine, airing her views on everything from the perfect travelling outfit, to her favourite ‘vegan leather pants’ (trousers) and even which emojis she likes to send on her smartphone.
On food, it is clear that Harry’s penchant for KFC takeaways will get short shrift in the Markle household.
Asked to name five things she always has in her fridge, his girlfriend says: ‘Hummus, carrots – because I love them and so does my dog, Bogart, strangely – a green juice, almond milk, for sure, and a chia seed pudding I make every single week. So easy, so good. I really love to cook.’
Meghan Markle, 35, has opened up about her love of roast chicken, wine and movie marathons on long haul flights and handwritten notes in an interview with Good Housekeeping
The photoshoot shows her in a series of outfits, including a sheer white laser-cut sun dress, cropped white trousers and a short nautical-style dress and trainers, displaying her yoga-honed legs.
A fourth image shows her in a bold floral-print top and skirt that would be the perfect outfit for a Buckingham Palace garden party, if it weren’t for the cheeky display of midriff.
The shoot was booked for Good Housekeeping magazine in the US last year, weeks before she started dating the Queen’s grandson, whom she is widely tipped to marry.
It was first published in the States in August and is now being reprinted by its sister publication in the UK.
The star showed off her yoga honed legs in a nautical themed snap for the shoot, in which she discussed her love of vegan leather trousers and smart blazers
Discussing her wardrobe, she comments on the need to embrace individual style, saying: ‘My wardrobe for my part in Suits isn’t like Working Girl – dressing for work doesn’t have to be so on-the-nose these days.
‘The key is to have your own point of view attached to it. Personally, I love cropped pants in vegan leather, a great fitted blazer and a button-down [shirt].’
There is still a behind-the-scenes video made at the original shoot available on the internet in which divorcee Miss Markle chats about her love of fashion and travel (likely to come in handy for those gruelling royal tours).
Meghan’s interview ran in the US edition of the magazine last year, but will appear in this months UK version of Good Housekeeping
‘I love to travel, and I travel so often. There are certain things I’ve learned that make you look a bit more polished,’ she says.
‘You can still dress really comfortably, I dress monochromatically…some really great comfy trousers, a comfortable top, again the black blazer, something like that. Just so you look refined.
‘The best way to kill time on a flight is to drink wine and watch movies. It’s like a vacation in the sky. ‘
Meghan with the Thanksgiving turkey. The star says a roast chicken is always her go-to dish when she’s asked to bring on offering to a dinner party
Until she met the prince, Miss Markle was a keen user of social media, particularly Instagram, on which she often posted pictures from her travels or at home.
In recent months, as her romance with Harry as got more serious, she has deliberately withdrawn from such personal postings and even closed down her lifestyle and wellness website, The Tig.
But she talks about what emojis she uses, revealing she frequently sends the panda symbol to friends as it was her high school mascot but adds, laughing: ‘I have a serious problem with the chick in the red dress!’
The candid interview with Meghan covered everything from her favourite travelling outfits to her preferred emojis
However Miss Markle also insists on being a great lover of handwritten notes (no pressure, then, Harry).
‘I used to be a calligrapher – that was my side job when I was auditioning – I did calligraphy for a lot of weddings and big events. So I love the art of a handwritten note and I think handwritten notes are a lost art form,’ she says.
‘The best handwritten note I ever received was probably from my Dad when I booked my first [TV] pilot, saying ‘Meg, I knew this day would come. I’m so proud of you.’ I still have it in a little jewellery box by the side of my bed. It doesn’t have to be a big note but it’s the idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper, I think, is what really matters. ‘
The actress opened up about her love of movie marathons in the air, while enjoying some wine on long haul flights
Although she is currently filming in Canada, Miss Markle is planning to fly to the UK later this month to attend the wedding of the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton, at Harry’s side.
It will be the first semi-formal event the pair have attended as a couple and is likely to intensify rumours of an engagement by the end of the year.
[MUST KEEP IN] Read the Meghan Markle interview in the June 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale 3rd May. Also available as a digital edition.