When 15-year-old Meghan Markle took a school trip to Europe in 1996, marrying into the British royal family was probably the last thought on her mind. Fast forward 21 years, the 36-year-old actress has managed to go from a fan of the Royal Family to to the fiancée of one of its Princes.
One day after the actress and Prince Harry announced their engagement, a photo of a teenaged Markle photographed with her childhood friend, Ninaki Priddy, outside of Buckingham Palace was released to the DailyMail.co.uk.
While the photo may seem like a crazy coincidence — or a spooky premonition — Priddy claims that news of Markle’s engagement is no surprise. “It’s like she has been planning this all her life… she was always fascinated by the Royal Family,” Priddy dished to DailyMail. “She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0.”
Meghan Markle is reportedly set to wed Prince Harry in May at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. Markle will reportedly be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England prior to their big day.
Whew! Talk about things coming full circle.