Meghan Markle: The first sorority girl in the royal family!

By Diana Pearl
November 30, 2017 03:04 PM

Meghan Markle‘s sorority sisters have shared a throwback photo of the future royal! wasn’t always  other half — or even a well-known television actress.

Before she became Prince Harry‘s fiancée (and a film and TV star!), she was just a regular college student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She double-majored in theater and international relations, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

The sorority, understandably thrilled about their alumna’s soon-to-be royal status, shared a composite photo from Meghan’s days as a Kappa during the 2000-2001 school year.

Courtesy Northwestern University

And even though the photo was snapped over 15 years ago, Meghan looks almost the same as she does today! (Minus the massive royal engagement ring!)

Kappa Kappa Gamma congratulated Meghan and Harry on their engagement on Twitter.

Meghan‘s former professor, Harvey Young, who had her in his “Studies in Black Performance” class in the spring of 2003, told the Chicago Sun-Times that she was a “respectful” student and thought she had a lot of potential in the industry.

“She reminded me of a lot of our other very promising alumni, in that she was passionate about theater and really had a sense of self-confidence that you could imagine would allow her to weather the storms of the professional world,” Young told the Sun-Times.

And soon, the royal world!