Author Katie Nicholl claims in her new book, Harry: Life, Loss And Love, out Tuesday, that the former Suits star practically studied what went on behind closed doors at Kensington Palace when she was just a commoner growing up in Los Angeles.
"Meghan had grown up knowing a lot about Diana and watching the royal wedding on videotape," Nicholl revealed.
Sonia Ardakani, a mother of Markle's childhood friend, gifted Markle books on Princess Diana for her to read, Nicholl explained.
Ninaki Priddy, a childhood friend of Prince Harry's love, also told Nicholl the California-bred royal-to-be had her eyes on the throne.
"She had one of Princess Diana's books (Diana: Her True Story) on her bookshelf," the friend recalled. "I know the royal family was something she found fascinating."
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Harry and Markle are expected to wed on May 19, when the former Hollywood actress will become the first mixed-race royal and divorcee in the palace.
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