Markle had a Hollywood-but-humble youth before royalty rang

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With days to go until she becomes royalty, people in her hometown of Los Angeles are remembering Meghan Markle as a girl who devoted herself to charity, doted on dogs, and sparkled on the school stage.

The 36-year-old actress who’s set to marry Prince Harry on May 19 spent much of her childhood in Hollywood. There, she hung out on the set and loved petting the dog of the fictional family from “Married … With Children,” the television comedy where her father worked as cinematographer.

Her former high school teachers say Markle was unforgettable in school musicals and overcame her fears to volunteer at a Skid Row soup kitchen.

Teacher Maria Pollia tells The Associated Press that Prince Harry has no idea how lucky he is to have found Markle.

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