Before she started dating George Clooney, most of us didn’t know Amal Alamuddin. Similarly, before she started dating Prince Harry, most of us were not familiar with the name Meghan Markle. But when each of these women stole the hearts of one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, they also stole the fantasies of hundreds of thousands of ladies. It is no wonder that we are curious about them.
Similar in age Amal, 42, and Meghan, 37, did not know each other a year or so ago. And when they met, they quickly became friends with an interest in human rights, fashion and more. They now happen to be married to one of the most famous men on earth. Amal is a new mother. Meghan will be one soon.
A mutual interest in human rights
Born in Beirut Amal’s name is Arabic for ‘hope’. Her family moved to England in the 1980s when she was a young girl. She is a graduate of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Amal went to study at the New York University School of Law. She passed the bar of the state of New York in 2002 and in 2010 in Whales. In 2014, she refused a United Nations commission that chose instead to take a look at possible rules for war violations in Gaza. She is currently a British lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers and focuses on international law and human rights issues.
Meghan was born and raised in Los Angeles. She became a model and actress during her studies at Northwestern University. She is probably best known for her role as paralegal Rachel Dane in Suits.
Meghan is an outspoken feminist and in 2015 became a United Nations advocate for women who often dealt with gender inequality. Last December Amal received the UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award in 2018 for its humanitarian work.
Meghan’s sense of fashion grew in the women’s clothing world when she developed her own Canadian clothing collections while living in Toronto in 2015 and 2016. Her lines were an instant hit. She has noticed Vogue Paris publisher Emmanuelle Alt as her inspiration for style. When she started dating Prince Harry and following her engagement, she followed much more research with what was primarily a valued choice in clothing and fashion.
Meghan recently indicated how much she values Amal’s sense of fashion.
“Amal has an impeccable taste and Meghan is clearly influenced by her,” a source near Meghan said in an interview with Best Life.
“She now wears clothes from the same designers that Amal does, something she didn’t do before she was a member of the royal family,” the source continued.
Because they are constantly in the spotlight, it is important that every lady dresses up at the top of her game during her pregnancy, or as a new mother. They share a few designer tastes and they both also go shopping at William Vintage in London.
Family and friendship
Although the public does not have an exact date for the birth of the new royal family member or the gender of the baby, we know that he or she should arrive late in April or early May. And while the newborn has nephews to grow up with, the baby can also make friends with the young Clooney twins.
The families live, at least part-time, within about 30 minutes of each other after Harry and Meghan move to Frogmouth House in Windsor Castle. The English house of the Clooney is just outside of London.
The friendship between Meghan and Amal is understandable. The two have much in common, such as age, family, fashion and views on equality and human rights. What Meghan admires most in Amal and vice versa is unclear, but they naturally hold mutual admiration for each other.