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Chicago Is Close To Prince Harry's Heart: His GF Is A Northwestern Alumna

By Patty Wetli | October 31, 2017 11:07am
 Prince Harry and rumored fiancee Meghan Markle made their first public appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
Prince Harry and rumored fiancee Meghan Markle made their first public appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
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CHICAGO — Great Britain's Prince Harry is paying a visit to Chicago on Tuesday to speak at the Obama Summit, but the city holds a place near and dear to the royal's heart for a different reason.

Harry's girlfriend (and rumored fiancee) Meghan Markle is a 2003 graduate of Northwestern University.

According to Markle's IMDB bio: "I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern University. I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliché — a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress. I wanted more than that, and I had always loved politics, so I ended up changing my major completely, and double-majoring in theater and international relations."

Apart from her relationship with the prince, Markle is best known for her role on the USA Network series "Suits." A promotional tour for the show brought Markle back to her alma mater in 2014, where she took part in a Q&A with students.

[Screenshot/Daily Northwestern]

During that visit, Markle told a reporter from North by Northwestern: “It’s surreal being back because I haven’t been back since I graduated and as I am walking around I remember things like the schlep of getting to South Campus from up north,” Markle told North by Northwestern.

Markle also confessed, “The 24-hour Burger King also definitely helped me put on the Freshman Fifteen.”

A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma while at Northwestern, Markle even made time to swing by her old sorority back in 2014.

 

Thanks grace & the girls at my old sorority. #northwestern #kkg #memorylane #suitscollegetour

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With "Suits" filming in Toronto — a quick trip by air to Chicago — will Meghan join Harry at the Obama Summit, perhaps in a Halloween disguise? We're keep our eyes glued to social media for any Twitter sightings.

In a case of coincidence or fate, Harry's mum, the late Princess Diana, famously swept Chicago off its feet during a whirlwind visit in June 1996. Her first stop on that tour? Northwestern University.

[Screenshot/North By Northwestern]