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Stunning unearthed photo of Meghan Markle reveals her unlikely connection to Kate Middleton years before they met

Talk about a sliding doors moment...

By Jess Pullar
There's no denying Meghan Markle had the world at her feet even before she became a royal.
As a famed actress on Suits, a passionate and outspoken activist for admirable causes and even an author of lifestyle blog The Tig, the now-Duchess was always destined to continue doing great things, and make a name for herself in the process.
That's why an innocent photo of Meghan taken years ago has sent the internet spinning - because it proves exactly that.
Indeed the unearthed photo, which has since gone viral on Instagram, features Meghan posing with the deputy editor of U Magazine Denise Cash.
Meghan is seen holding a copy of the publication which was published in 2014, and lo and behold, Kate Middleton is featured on the front cover!
It seems likely that the picture was taken a couple of years before Meghan even met Harry and the rest of the royal family - so if that's not some spooky foreshadowing, we're not sure what is!

The picture was reposted across a number of accounts, including royal family fan account The Mountbatten Windsors, who captioned the pic: "I'm sure Meghan could never in a million years have predicted that the woman on the cover of the magazine she was holding would become her sister-in-law years later."
They then added, "Life is unpredictable!"
Ironically, the magazine's cover seems to claim Kate is having twins, which we can definitely confirm did not happen.
Indeed as we all know, Kate welcomed her second child baby Princess Charlotte the following May.
All the same, the picture does feel a little like a sliding-doors moment!
The two royals were connected in an unlikely way years ago! (Image: Getty Images)
It is understood the picture occurred because Meghan herself had contributed to the magazine.
It's not hard to imagine why she was picked for the job - 2014 was when Suits was peaking in popularity, so the actress' presence in Hollywood was stronger than ever.
And in another meant-to-be-moment, perhaps this contributing gig was helpful in one of Meghan's latest big projects - being the guest editor of the September issue of British Vogue.
Indeed it was recently revealed the Duchess was the first person to ever guest-edit the milestone edition, and her 'Forces For Change' theme and empowering content throughout has taken the world by storm since.
Meghan guest-edited the latest edition of British Vogue in a milestone moment. (Image: Instagram @sussexroyal)
Meghan's relationship with Kate, which was foreshadowed in the newly surfaced picture, sounds as though it couldn't be any stronger at the moment.
In a new report from PEOPLE, it has been revealed the two royal mums now share a special bond, having seen their relationship strengthen over the past year.
Indeed their friendship was clearer than ever when the two women attended Wimbledon together earlier this year along with Kate's sister Pippa. The trio were seen laughing and chatting away like old friends during the women's final.
Meghan and Kate chatted away like old pals during the Wimbledon women's final. (Image: Getty Images)
The publication also revealed that at one point, Kate even put a consoling hand on Meghan's back when her close friend Serena Williams lost the match.
If that's not friendship, we don't know what is - and it looks like it was written in the stars years ago!
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