Future princess Meghan Markle always had royal aspirations, and now they’ve been caught on camera – by way of home video footage circa 1990.
The video shows eight-year-old Meghan dressed up as queen – complete with gold crown – for a backyard play at a friend’s birthday party. Shouldn’t the birthday girl have bagged the role of queen, we hear you ask? Mini Meghan was having none of that.
“Can I go for a walk, your Highness?” one of the girls is heard asking in the video. “10 minute break!” Meghan shouts, before reconsidering. “10 minute break is up! Faster sewing! Faster cooking!”
As Queen, her demands include 900,000 cookies and a new dress, which, to be honest, sounds fair (just make sure the cookies are still warm from the oven and the dress Ralph & Russo couture, please and thank you).
The video has been shared with the press by Meghan’s longtime friend Ninaki Priddy, who told Daily Mail, “It’s very funny to see this now and given what is going on with her life it’s quite eye-opening.”
“She was always the centre of attention, always the ringleader – it was my birthday but she took the starring role!”
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.