And the award for the best throwback photo ever goes to … Katharine McPhee! On Thursday, January 31, The House Bunny actress took to Instagram to share a never-before-seen picture of herself with Meghan Markle as youngsters. “Meghan and I did musicals together as kids. She grew up to be the Duchess of Sussex and I grew up to star on the West End, so same life if you ask me,” the 34-year-old captioned the adorable throwback snapshot of the pair.
For starters, how long has Katharine been holding onto this gem for? Considering the pregnant mama-to-be has been British royalty since she tied the knot with Prince Harry during their May 2018 royal wedding, Katharine definitely could have taken this out of the vault sooner. Secondly, we need more context! What musical were they performing in when this was taken? Why does it look as though Katharine is wearing a Poison Ivy costume while Megan is dressed as a French maid? What performance could possibly include both of those? Take a look at the adorable (and epic!) photo that Katharine shared with Meg below!
The internet pretty much went wild seconds after Katharine hit post and by the looks of the comments, we’re not the only one with a hundred questions. “I need to know what show this was and who you were both playing,” one fan wrote in the comments section. “That’s such a fabulous memory and great photo! Thanks for sharing,” said another. Some fans were just flat-out shocked. “OMG. Really?! This is amazing,” one comment read among many other similar reactions.
Even if you aren’t a fan of the royal family or someone who followed Meghan’s story, there’s a strong chance that you can appreciate this throwback. After all, how many of your friends from childhood grew up to be one of the most recognized people in the world? We bet not many. Actually, er, we bet none — unfortunately, none of your friends from childhood are Meghan Markle. But don’t worry, neither are ours!
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