Meghan Markle was never opposed to living the royal life! A vintage video from her childhood best friend Ninaki Priddy's birthday party shows the former Suits actress at age eight taking on a reigning role as Queen. In the adorable clip, the future royal discusses royal duties with a cast of princesses and servants as she wears a gold crown. Meghan's friends refer to her as "your highness" in the 11-minute video as she instructs them to do things such as “make me 900,000 cookies and sew me a nice dress.”
In the video, the young "Queen" is also getting ready for big meetings with people from “Florida and Canada, Mississippi, Missouri.” According to Daily Mail, Ninaki, now 37, said, “The show was called Your Royal Highness and the star was Meg,” adding, “It’s very funny to see this now and given what is going on with her life it’s quite eye-opening. She was always the center of attention, always the ringleader – it was my birthday but she took the starring role!" Ninaki continued: “My parents were in the audio-video industry so we always had a camera around. We would do little videos.”
Fast forward over 20 years later, Meghan is set to tie the knot with Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry on May 19. During their first interview after their engagement, Meghan opened up about the moment when she finally got to meet the monarch who is one of the most important women in her future husband’s life.
The American actress said, “The love that he has for her as his grandmother, all of those layers have been so important for me, so that when I met her, I had such a deep understanding and of course incredible respect for being able to have that time with her.” The pair noted that the Queen’s five corgis all took an immediate liking to Meghan as well. Watch the video here.