Meghan Markle’s Famous Former Classmate Got This Royal Baby Update

American Idol alum Katharine McPhee and Meghan Markle go way back and though they aren’t the closest of friends, McPhee did manage to get a royal baby update from the Duchess of Sussex recently.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbe6 on March 11, 2019 in London, England
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Katharine McPhee and Meghan Markle have an old-school connection

McPhee recently dished on how she knew Markle back in the day, telling Good Morning Britain: “I went to school with Meghan Markle. I was in middle school when she was in high school.”

She added: “My sister was in her class, so they were the same age. She was always lovely and always talented and always put together.”

McPhee and Markle’s throwback pic recently landed on Instagram

For anyone crying, “pics or it didn’t happen,” McPhee has the receipts, as she posted a throwback photo of her and Markle together on Instagram earlier this year.

She captioned the pic: “Meghan and I did musicals together as kids. She grew up to be the Duchess of Sussex and I grew up to star on the West End, so same life if you ask me. #TBT.”

When a heckler tried to give her a hard time for the TBT pic, McPhee had a great comeback. The troll commented: “She’s just trying to bank on Meghan’s fame. She just wants to be famous and rich.” McPhee replied: “Yeah you’re right. I’ve made so much money off this photo. Give me a break.” 

McPhee got a Baby Sussex update from Markle

McPhee and Markle had a reunion at the recent WE Day event, where Prince Harry brought his wife on stage during his appearance.

McPhee caught up briefly with Markle and the two even posed for a photo, though the singer/actress notes she will probably never get it. She explained, “You know, the royals have to approve everything.”

McPhee shared: “I just saw her last week, I do have a picture, I did get to reunite with her which was so sweet! I did a couple of shows with her but I was younger and wasn’t allowed to be in the more major roles with shows, I did musicals with her.”

She continued: “When she was getting married I was going to post a picture with her, but [I did it] when I had something to promote [the musical], and it became a much bigger thing.”

As for that baby update, McPhee explained her meeting with Markle was “lovely,” sharing with the Evening Standard: “She was lovely, and she remembered me — she remembered my sister more specifically because they were in the same class — and she said, ‘I’m just sitting around waiting for the baby to come.’”

McPhee extended an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

McPhee is currently appearing in Waitress on the West End and said she would love for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to come see a show. She explained on Good Morning Britain: “We did invite her, we’re friends with other friends of hers so we’re going to try to get her to come to the show.”

She further noted to the Evening Standard: “I’d like her to come to the show — but no pressure on her. I’m hoping she will, and I’m going to invite her through some mutual friends.”