Meghan Markle before hooking up with her Prince Charming

Meghan Markle bikini pics unearthed: Royal-to-be as you've never seen before 

AS Meghan Markle spends her first Christmas with the Royals, it seems it's also her first Christmas in actual clothes.

A look back at Prince Harry and Meghan

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Before hooking up with her Prince Charming, bride-to-be  soaked up the rays in her sunny hometown of California.

And Daily Star Online have taken a trip down memory lane, diving into her Instagram account to resurrect her 25°C snaps to brighten up your frosty mornings.

Ms Markle logged out of all social media back in April, including her online blog, as her romance with Prince Henry of Wales intensified.

However, her profile still remains public boasting 3million followers on Insta and 471,000 on Twitter.

Now living the fairytale dream, once upon a time the former Suits actress was just another Joe Bloggs, sharing intimate selfies that could rival the Love Island crew.

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THE MARKLE SPARKLE: Meghan rocks cute watermelon bikini in her former hometown, LA

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MERMAID: Meghan takes the plunge with underwater snap

In one cute snap, dated May 2016, the brunette beauty can be seen posing in a watermelon crochet bikini, complete with sun hat. A far cry from her Sentaler camel-coloured coat (£960), suede Chloe Pixie bag (£1150) and Stuart Weitzman boots (£595) for her church appearance on December 25.

In another pic, Meghan can be seen channelling her inner mermaid as she swims underwater and is captured through the transparent pool wall.

The 36-year-old was also a fan of sharing inspiring quotes, including one which stated "be the change you wish to see in the world" and another saying "throw kindness around like confetti".

Meanwhile, despite bringing some Markle Sparkle to the turkey dinner with Queenie and co. over the holidays,  ain't so happy.

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LEGGY: Meghan Markle shows off her pins in cute snap

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ROYAL FLUSH: Meghan with Prince Harry and her in-laws to be 

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WATER BABE: Meghan grew up in sunny Los Angeles

“No one was estranged, she was just too busy”

Meghan Markle sister, Samantha Markle

The backlash kicked off after  about his fiancée joining him at Sandringham this year to pull crackers and tell dad jokes with "the family she never had".

But half-sis Samantha, who shares a biological father with Meghan, hit back on trusty Twitter.

Revealing her version of events, mum-of-three Sam tweeted: "Actually she [Meghan] has a large family who were always there with her and for her.

"Our household was very normal and when  and Doria [Meg's mum] divorced, we all made it so it was like she had two houses.

"No one was estranged, she was just too busy."

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LIFE'S A BEACH: Meghan's sister is angry Harry said the Royals are the 'family she never had'

She added: "Meg's family (our family) is complete with sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the glue of our family, our amazing completely self-sacrificing father. She always had this family... Marrying merely extends it.

"She has a large family. She always did. Our dad is amazing and completely self sacrificing. We made it so that she had two houses. How fun it was."

Take about a royal comeback.

This is not the first time Samantha has spoken out publicly. 

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MRS PRINCE HARRY-TO-BE: Are you a fan of the Markle Sparkle?

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FAIRYTALE: Meghan has only been dating Prince Harry for 18 months

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SUNNY DAYS: Meghan will likely be known as Duchess of Sussex once she marries Prince Harry

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BRUNETTE BEAUTY: Meghan is set to wed Harry on May 19, 2018

Back in October, the Florida-based former model gave an interview to Good Morning Britain, in which she championed Meghan in what many called 'damage control' after it was reported she would be releasing a book called The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister.

It is yet to be seen if Samantha will make the guestlist of the highly-anticipated royal wedding, due to take place on May 19, 2018.

It has, however, been confirmed that Meghan's dad Thomas Markle will walk her down the aisle.


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