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Meghan Markle

Markle apparently used to teach calligraphy, gift-wrapping and book-binding in Beverly Hills. She freelanced too, and even writing the invites for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding in 2005. [Photo: PA]

Meghan Markle’s calligraphy career and other jobs celebrities had before finding fame

Alice Sholl

Compared to when Kate Middleton first entered the royal family’s limelight, Meghan Markle is an old hand at dealing with being in the public eye.

But she too had a life before becoming engaged to a prince – and no, we’re not talking about her role as paralegal Rachel Zane in hit drama Suits.

Before her acting career really took off, she was a calligrapher to make ends meet.

She’s far from the only celebrity to come from humble beginnings. Although, compared to some of her fellow stars’ jobs at fast food restaurants, cleaning and in retail, her’s sounds glamorous.

Here is how various A-list celebrities spent nine-to-fives before making it big.

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