Long before becoming her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle once gave Kate Middleton a brief shoutout in her former lifestyle blog, The Tig. In 2014, the now-Duchess penned an entry about princesses, where she revealed her former She-Ra obsession, interviewed Princess Alia Al-Senussi of Libya, and discussed how the classic dream of becoming royalty continues into adulthood.
"Grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy," Markle wrote, according to People. "Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate." Little did she know, her own widely-celebrated princess moment came four years after she published that post.
This is the latest connection Markle has had to the royal family since before becoming the Duchess of Sussex. She was previously photographed in front of Buckingham Palace as a teen, and was said to be a Princess Diana fan when she was younger.
Markle eventually shut down The Tig in April 2017, about a year before she tied the knot to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle. "What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity," she wrote in a goodbye note. "You've made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy."
Now that they're in-laws, Meghan and Kate seem to be getting along swimmingly. They reportedly often catch up over meals at Kensington Palace and Middleton is said to be helping Markle adjust to her new royal life.