She might have just landed in London to visit her boyfriend of over a year, amid news she's left her television series Suits, but it appears Meghan Markle's recent taste of the high life isn't exactly a new thing for the star.
In a recent interview with The Mail on Sunday, Markle's half-brother Tom Jr. revealed the siblings' father, Tom Sr, won an estimated £565,000 ($750,000) in a lottery when the actress was just nine-years-old.
'If Meg marries Harry she'll have won the lottery of life but dad winning the lottery helped us all,' said the 51-year-old.
According to Markle's brother, her father's big win helped the 36-year-old actress chase her dreams of becoming a star.
'That money allowed Meg to go to the best schools and get the best training. Meg is someone who has always had laser focus. She knows what she wants and she doesn't stop until she gets it,' he added.
Markle grew up in Los Angeles and received a private school education before graduating from Northwestern University in 2003, having studied for a bachelors degree in theatre and international studies. During her course, she completed an internship at the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires.
Markle's sibling also revealed that he can't wait to see his sister become a real-life princess, if rumours of an imminent royal engagement prove to be true.
Meg is someone who has always had laser focus
'She was always the family's princess but now she's going to be a real princess and I couldn't be more proud,' he said.
The actress' brother's comments come a week after it was reported she's finished filming her seventh - and rumoured final - series of her hit television drama, along with her friend and on-screen love interest Patrick J. Adams.
Her body double, Nicky Bursic, added to the speculation last week with an Instagram post wishing the actress 'all the happiness in the world'.
Markle has two half siblings, Tom and Samantha, who are from her father's first marriage.
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