Meghan Markle sent a touching apology to her high school friends for not making their 20-year graduation anniversary, which held the day before she gave birth to royal baby Archie.
The Duchess of Sussex sent a letter marked “Kensington Palace” to the class-of-1999 reunion of her all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Former students of Immaculate Heart High School held their reunion on May 5 but Meghan couldn’t make it as she gave birth on May 6. Students from classes ending in -4 and -9 celebrated their anniversaries this year – including Meghan’s 1999 class.
As she couldn’t make it, the American princess sent a heartwarming letter and her old schoolmates were happy to receive it.
One former friend told DailyMail: “Everyone was disappointed that they did not get to catch up with Meghan given everything that has happened to her. But the whole group was super excited about her giving birth to the first British-American prince, it was all anyone talked about.
“They were so excited to get that letter from her.
“She is remembered as someone who is very thoughtful, and to get that kind of attention now that she is a royal went down really well.
“Hopefully she will be able to make it to the 25-year reunion and she is welcome to bring Harry and Archie along with her.”
Meghan’s former teachers described her as a remarkable student.
Christine Knudsen, who taught one of Meghan’s senior classes, previously told ABC’s 20/20: “She had a lot of inner strength. She was spunky. She was feisty. She loved to sing. She loved to act, but she also had that depth, which kind of moved into all of her other subjects. And that was what came through in the end.”
Meghan’s former theology teacher, Maria Pollia, said: “She was a remarkable student even then. She was very enthusiastic about the material, but always took it a step further.”
Meghan was also the one who gave the graduation speech during her set.
Her former school took to Facebook to congratulate her following the birth of her son.
Below is an old video of her giving her graduation speech at Immaculate Heart Middle School graduation.