EXCLUSIVE - Unseen Meghan: Incredible collection of 50 intimate snaps of Miss Markle from age five to 30 by her best friend tells the real story of Prince Harry's wife-to-be
- Photos of Meghan's life from schooldays to her first wedding were shared by childhood friend Ninaki Priddy
- The pair joined Hollywood’s private Little Red School House at the age of two and were inseparable
- Other images show Meghan at college, on vacation, aged 15, in Europe and a post-graduation road trip?
This incredible collection of 50 unseen photographs tells the story of the real?Meghan Markle - charting her life from her early school days and college years through to her first wedding.
The exclusive photos of the girl who would become Prince Harry's fiancee were shared by her childhood friend, Ninaki Priddy.
The girls were inseparable from their first days at Hollywood’s private Little Red School House, which they both joined at the age of two, before moving on together, aged 11, to the Immaculate Heart girls’ school, also in Los Angeles.
Note perfect: Meghan — aged five and already an actress — sings The Wheels On The Bus in 1986 at an end-of-year show at the private Little Red School House she went to in Hollywood
Little Meghan (pictured, far right) attended the school, in Los Angeles, from the aged of two until 11
This incredible collection of unseen photographs tells the story of the real Meghan Markle - charting her life from her early school days and college years through to her first wedding. She is pictured third from right
Clowning around: At her schoolfriend Ninaki Priddy’s ninth birthday party. A children’s entertainer helps the girls with face painting
Meghan and Ninaki enjoy a roller-skating trip together circa 1994 when they would have been aged around 13. This collection of candid photos was shared by Ninaki
Pretty in pink: The pair at Ninaki's ninth birthday party in 1990 at her home in Los Angeles
Meghan and her best friend are seen hanging out together in LA in 1991, at the age of ten
Alongside Ninaki, another friend, and actor David Faustino on the set of US television show Married... With Children in 1991
Starstruck: Meghan’s dad, Tom, was a lighting director on the TV series Married... (Pictured with actor Ted McGinley)
Young Meghan is seen here with another member of the show's cast, Amanda Bearse
At primary school graduation, at the age of 11, with Ninaki and a teacher from Little Red School House in 1992
Their extraordinary bond spanned 31 years of sleepovers, a holiday in Europe as 15-year-olds and road trips across the United States.
Together, they shared their secrets and their dreams as each of them set out to make their mark upon the world.
One photo sees Meghan having her face painted at Ninaki's 9th birthday at her home in 1990, aged nine.?
Meghan - known as 'Markle Sparkle' to her friends - was remembered as being a very warm and giving student and highly intelligent by fellow classmates.
Another picture shows them alongside actress Amanda Bearse on the set of US television show Married With Children in 1991. Meghan's father Tom was a lighting director on the series.?
Inspirational: At her junior school graduation dinner, Meghan, 12, poses with Debbie Wehbe, her headmistress at the Little Red School House in Hollywood
Miss Markle ?is seen above with friends in her mother Doria's garden in Los Angeles around 1993, aged approximately 12
Larking around with with school friends at all-girls' school Immaculate Heart High in LA circa 1993
Look who’s in London: It’s 1996 and Meghan, 15, and Ninaki pose in front of Buckingham Palace during a European trip with her friend’s family
Chilling out: Drenched after a rainy day of sightseeing in London, Meghan poses at her Kensington hotel during her Europe tour — today, she and Prince Harry live just a stone’s throw away
Swiss sparklers: During their European tour Meghan (left) and Ninaki made the most of a visit to a diamond house
Alongside Ninaki, at the Louvre in Paris during a European trip with Ninaki's family in June 1996; right, in Bath, during their summer vacation
Just visiting? With Ninaki at a historic touristic site in Bath in June 1996
Together, Meghan and Ninaki shared their secrets and their dreams as each of them set out to make their mark upon the world. (Above, in Bath)
Having fun with Ninaki and other school friends after their High School Christmas dance in 1998, at the age of 17
Meghan went on to take theatre and international relations as a double major at the Northwestern University School of Communication, Illinois.
By the time she graduated in 2003, she had already made her screen debut in the US soap General Hospital.
Bigger parts on TV shows such as cult crime series CSI began to trickle in.?
For a time she was on the American version of?Deal Or No Deal as a ‘briefcase girl’ – holding the equivalent of the British TV game show’s red boxes.
Her starring role would be Rachel Zane on the US series Suits after joining the show in 2011.
But all that is set to be eclipsed when, next May, she marries the fifth-in-line to the throne.?
Teenage queen: Meghan at her prom night after she and Ninaki graduated from high school in LA
Best friend Ninaki Priddy and another friend all dressed up for the High School prom at Immaculate Heart in 1999
Meghan’s date for the night was fellow student Gian Carlo (also pictured), but it was strictly platonic — they weren’t dating!
Meghan with her prom date and fellow students at Immaculate Heart when she was 17
Meghan sparkles in a beautiful white gown on prom night with her date for the occasion in 1999
Changing rooms: As a student at Northwestern University, Chicago, in 2003, Meghan gave her rented apartment a ‘Bollywood’ makeover, painting the walls bright colours. Before she left, she painted them white again
After Meghan left university, she and Ninaki drove back to LA via Colorado and stopped off at the Hotel Bellagio in Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas! Meghan and Ninaki dressed to impress at Hotel Bellagio in 2003. Meghan chose the hotel because it featured in the George Clooney movie Ocean’s Eleven
On her roadtrip after graduating. Meghan had taken theatre and international relations as a double major at the Northwestern University School of Communication, Illinois
On her roadtrip, Meghan made a fun pit-stop at Keenesburg - the 'home of 500 happy people'
A roadside selfie with Ninaki in Colorado during their road trip from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2003
Stunning in sky blue: To celebrate graduating from Northwestern University in 2003, Meghan, 22, heads off for a night out in Chicago with her friends
What a lucky guy! Meghan strikes a pose with a handsome chap believed to be the maitre d’ of a bar
Meghan looks coy as she is photographed at a fast-food drive-through
No more exams! After years of studying, Meghan earned a joint BA in Theatre and International Relations
Here, Meghan and a friend keep the graduation party going in Chicago, in 2003
Heads together: Meghan with Ninaki (far right) and a fellow student in Chicago. ‘We were like Siamese twins... we did everything together,’ says Ninaki
Meghan would have been 22 when she enjoyed this night out on the town with her pals
Harry's future fiancee is seen here meeting up with Ninaki and a friend for brunch at Toast in LA in 2003
Meghan and Ninaki have fun at the photo booth at Soho House in Los Angeles in 2010
In the coming years, Meghan would become even more accustomed to cameras - starring on the world stage
Bring on the bling: While Meghan (left) made her name as a TV star in the hit legal TV show Suits, Ninaki (right) became a jewellery designer. Here they are four years ago enjoying a video call on a phone with friends
Meghan is seen with her suits co-star Rick Hoffman during the video call in Canada
Wedding guest of honour: Meghan and her mother, Doria, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica - for Meghan's wedding to producer Trevor Engelson in September 2011
Sunny smiles: Meghan with pal Ninaki (far left) and university friend Lindsay during her four-day wedding bash in Jamaica
Meghan and Trevor Engelson celebrate their 2011 wedding in Jamaica. Their busy, demanding careers led to a break-up after only two years
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