As a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle will spend lots of her time travelling the world on official tours and visits.
She’s already been to Dublin, but her first major overseas trip will be to Australia and New Zealand with Prince Harry later this year.
But the duchess is no stranger to travel, and she went on some pretty incredible trips and holidays before she joined The Firm .
She’s been on cliff jumping in Jamaica, taken a campervan road trip across New Zealand and explored tiny Greek islands – and we’re unbelievably jealous.
While she was away the new Duchess of Sussex used to love taking photos of her adventures – and sharing them with her fans on social media.
So let’s take a look through some of her incredible pre-royal holidays.
Back in 2014, Meghan’s friend and fellow Suits star Gabriel Macht suggested she took a road trip across New Zealand in a campervan.
She admits she wasn’t sure about the idea at first, but it didn’t take long to convince her.
She said: “When my castmate and friend, Gabriel Macht , suggested that I camper van through New Zealand, I paused ever so slightly (thinking “Could I campervan? Should I campervan? Am I a campervanning girl?”) before saying yes.
“Which quickly evolved into a resounding yes. This would be an ode to the road trips I took with my dad, the years of being a girl scout under the helm of my mom as troop leader, and my gravitational pull towards what is said to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
“Turns out it really is. With a landscape that ranges from stunning lakes, welcoming wine country, glaciers, forest, farmland and beaches, New Zealand is undoubtedly spectacular.”
She ended up spending ten days exploring the south island, starting in Queenstown.
During her trip she tried fly-fishing, swam with dolphins and went hiking – and tucked into some pretty incredible looking food.
Meghan spent her days cliff jumping, morning yoga, massages and sunbathing when she visited The Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica in 2014.
And, unsurprisingly, it sounds like she had an incredible holiday there.
Writing at the time, she said: “Do you ever have that vacation that is so good that you’re conflicted between wanting to share it with the world versus tucking the memories snugly under your pillow so that no one ever finds out about this specific sliver of paradise?
“So that it just remains yours, special and private, and just for you? I’m opting to go with the former on this (begrudgingly, I might add).
“The Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica is the kind of spot that leaves you daydreaming about it long after you’ve returned to alarm clocks, rush hour traffic, and people asking how you’re doing but never listening for the answer.
“There is a special kind of calm that fills me when I’m there, much of it having to do with the off the beaten track locale of the property, and the warmth of the people.”
In March 2015, Meghan spent three days in Malta.
The “beautiful jewel of an island” means a lot to the duchess as it’s where her great-grandmother was born – and she said “it felt like home”.
During her short visit she spent time in Gozo, Valletta, Dingli and Mdina.
She said: “When asked to go to Malta to not only discover the beautiful island, but also the land from which my great grandmother hailed, I said yes without hesitation. It’s Malta!
“A beautiful jewel of an island dotted in the Mediterranean between Sicily, Tunisia, and Libya.
“A dream for one who relishes culture and history set against a backdrop of the ever-so beautiful sea.
“Beyond being rich in history, the food & wine scene of Malta is one to write home about. While I wasn’t there in the summer, I’m told the beaches are absolutely spectacular as well — which means I will have to go back…you know, for very important research purposes. ;)”
Disappointingly though, she doesn’t mention the island’s famous Popeye Village – so we can only assume she didn’t manage to fit it in.
When tasked with organising her best pal’s hen weekend , Meghan knew she wanted to do something more special than just a normal night out.
So she took bride-to-be Lindsay Roth and their other friend Lucy’s for a short break on the tiny Greek island of Hydra.
The women spent their trip sunbathing, swimming and trying the local cuisine – with a few cheeky shots of ouzo of course.
Meghan said: “When my best friend, Lindsey, announced she and her beau would be tying the knot, the pressure I felt as maid of honor was immense.
“Exciting, of course, but immense – especially when it came to a bachelorette party.
“Because the thought of running around a city trying to get into clubs and wearing headbands of the phallic persuasion didn’t seem very “on brand” for us, I opted instead to woo the bride to be with a more low-key stagette.
“Now splitting half her time in London, it was easy for Linds to have a European weekend jaunt – so along with our friend Lucy, we ventured off to the sleepy chic island of Hydra.
“It’s a two hour ferry from Athens, and a little rock trapped in time with the only mode of transportation being bikes or donkeys.
“There’s not much to do on Hydra – and maybe that’s the point.
“You can stroll around the town center or dip into small tavernas for tzatziki and ouzo. Take a swim, then a nap, hike back to your hotel or apartment…rinse and repeat.”