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Royal Wedding 2018: Meghan Markle Spotted An Old Teacher In A Crowd Of Thousands At Her Wedding

Royal Wedding 2018: Meghan Markle Spotted An Old Teacher In A Crowd Of Thousands At Her Wedding

One of the best things about having a wedding is that you get the chance to see people you might not have seen for a very long time.

Apparently, that is still true even if there are about 100,000 people at your wedding. After the Royal Wedding on Saturday, Meghan Markle was taken aback to see her old drama teacher standing by the side of the road waiting for the procession to go past.

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Her teacher, Gigi Perreau - who was a Hollywood star herself - was waiting for the carriage carrying the newlyweds to pass, but presumably didn't expect to be recognised. Needless to say, she was also pretty surprised.

Meghan saw her, though, and was delighted to catch eyes with her old school teacher, who helped her cut her teeth as a young actor.

The scene was captured by ITV presenter Alex Beresford, who was standing roadside with Perreau and found himself in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to record the moment (a decent skill for a journo to have).

Perreau first got into acting back in the 1940s and had her first movie role aged just two in Madame Curie.

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She then went on to gain a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work on popular shows like The Donna Reid Show, and The Betty Hutton Show as well as films like Shadow on the Wall, and The Cool and the Crazy. She then went on to become an acting coach, which is how she eventually came to know the new Duchess of Sussex.

Perreau found herself in the crowd in Windsor on Saturday as she was working for ITV on their coverage of the event.

Credit: Twitter/Alex Beresford
Credit: Twitter/Alex Beresford

She has been giving interviews pretty much all week and has also given her thoughts to a book about the royal couple. The book is called "American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry" by Leslie Carroll.

However, it's unlikely that Meghan will be keeping up with the acting skills that Gigi taught her. Whilst it isn't in the rules that royals don't have any other job, it is pretty much impossible given the schedule that they have.

In an interview after their engagement was announced, she said: "I don't see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change.

"It's a new chapter, right? And also, keep in mind, I've been working on [Suits] for seven years. We were very, very fortunate to have that sort of longevity on a series ... I've ticked this box, and I feel very proud of the work I've done there, and now it's time to work with [Harry] as a team.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

I'm sure she'll still find some uses for the skills she picked up from her old mentor.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Celebrity, News, Royal Wedding, Windsor, UK, Prince Harry, Teacher, Meghan Markle

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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