Meghan Markle’s Northwestern Sorority Releases Throwback Portrait

See Markle's sorority portrait from the 2000-2001 year

Royal fever has hit Chicago, and a Northwestern sorority just made things more fun.

Meghan Markle, who recently became engaged to Prince Harry, attended Northwestern from 1999 to 2003 with a major in theater and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Amid the day's engagement buzz, the sorority on Monday released Markle's portrait from the 2000-2001 year.

The photo shows a younger version of the "Suits" star, a few years away from graduating and almost two decades from becoming royalty.




"One never anticipates a person marrying into the royal family, right?" Harvey Young, one of Markle's former lecturers said, remembering Markle as hardworking and passionate.

"She was dynamic," Young said. "She was actively engaged in conversation."

"I remember sitting in my office talking to a very bright, highly talented young woman about her experiences as a biracial woman and realizing there was the depth of understanding. This sophistication of awareness," he said.

After graduating, Markle landed a major role in the TV series "Suits" and used her platform as an actress for humanitarian efforts.

Markle and Prince Harry plan to wed in the spring of next year. They will live at Kensington Palace in Harry's Nottingham Cottage.

Northwestern students and staff are crossing their fingers that she will make a visit soon.

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