Melanie Susan Cecilia, Duchess of Sussex (born 13 April) is the wife of HRH Prince Henry Charles Albert David, the youngest son of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Born in the United States, she met her Prince at a 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Philanthropic Initiatives event in support of Women's College Hospital Foundation, in 2010, as he was guest speaker. Married in December 2011, she now assists her husband in his royal duties. They were made TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Count and Countess of Traquair upon marriage.
The Duke and Duchess have one child: Princess Appolonia Elizabetha Diana Francis "Appi" of Sussex.
Besides English, she is fluent in French, Polish, Slovak, Russian and Greek.
She has the Order of the White Eagle, given by the Republic of Poland. She also carries Dame of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem as well as,the Royal Victorian Chain in England, as given by Queen Elizabeth II.