Markle’s high school to mark occasion with tea
Meghan Markle’s high school will celebrate their former pupil marrying into the British royal family by drinking tea and watching a live screening of the wedding.
Teachers and pupils at Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School in Los Angeles will gather at 3am as Ms Markle, who graduated in 1999, ties the knot with Prince Harry.
Speaking in the school’s grassy courtyard, in the shadow of the Hollywood sign, president of the establishment Maureen Diekmann revealed their plans for the “once in a lifetime” wedding.
She said: “This Saturday at 3am we have invited the students who wish to come and watch the wedding together in a community, so we have a number of students and quite a few parents and some siblings who are joining us.
“We’ll have some tea and juice and the families will bring a pot luck item to share.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so we’ll just have fun with it and enjoy it and be happy for her and wish her well in her future life with Prince Harry.”
The independent Catholic school, founded in 1906, already boasts famous alumni including supermodel Tyra Banks and actress Mary Tyler Moore while Ms Markle’s smiling graduation picture still adorns one of the walls.
On Tuesday, the school, based a few blocks from the famous Sunset Boulevard, held another special event to commemorate the wedding, gathering students into the courtyard to celebrate with glasses of lemonade while waving British and American flags.
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