Here's How Tall Meghan Markle Really Is

Before Meghan Markle married Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex, she starred in the popular USA Network television show "Suits" (via IMDb). She played Rachel Zane, an intellectual paralegal whose tenacity and confidence made her an instant favorite. During Markle's time on the show, she amassed a dedicated fan base, which expanded even further when the California native started her blog, The Tig.

Markle shared personal insights and photographs on The Tig and expressed her opinions on everything from the type of wine she enjoyed to the philanthropic causes close to her heart (via Grazia). Her honesty and wisdom made her even more popular among dedicated "Suits" viewers, many of whom were sad to see her leave the show in 2018 (via International Business Times).

After departing the show, Markle became an international figure following her marriage to Prince Harry and garnered even more attention when the pair stepped down from their duties as senior members of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been taking the separation in stride, as they've established their nonprofit organization, Archewell, and have begun to tackle their own charitable endeavors and other projects.

Amidst the Hollywood glamour and British pomp and circumstance, Markle has remained poised, oftentimes on a pair of very high heels. She's most frequently seen in these daring shoes, which makes us wonder just how tall Meghan Markle really is.

Read on to find out!

Meghan Markle's height is considered slightly above average

Meghan Markle often makes headlines these days for a variety of perceived mishaps as media outlets prefer to focus on sensationalized stories when it comes to their coverage of the former television star. One thing they've gotten right, however, is the Duchess of Sussex's height. 

According to Yahoo!, Markle is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Her chosen footwear often makes her appear taller, but Markle is generally considered to be just above the average height for women in the U.S.

Women raised in the United States are, on average, approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall. The average height for women raised in Europe is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, which places Markle in the middle of the pack (via Medical News Today).

In comparison, Prince Harry is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, making him a little over 6 inches taller than his wife (via Heart). Since Markle typically wears shoes with three- to four-inch heels, however, the two appear closer in height when photographed together (via The Sun). This is especially true of their recent cover photo for Time, in which husband and wife look equally tall.