In School, Meghan Markle Wrote A Heartwarming Letter To A Classmate During A Difficult Time

"I don't think there was a mean bone in her body."

Before she married Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex, and even before she became an actress, Meghan Markle was a student at Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywood. As a former classmate recently demonstrated, the royal — who has a passion for activism and charity work — has always had a generous heart.

Michelle Fanara shared a heartwarming letter Markle wrote her 20 years ago. According to Inside Edition, Fanara was shy and grieving for her great-aunt during her senior year when Markle reached out to her. "You are so strong and so wonderful," Markle wrote, telling Fanara, "I am here if you ever need me."

"She was genuinely a nice person," Fanara shared. "I don't think there was a mean bone in her body."


Fanara said she was reminded of the note when she watched the royal wedding earlier this year, and found it in her old yearbook. "To have someone reach out and say, 'Hey, if you ever need someone,' that is pretty special," she said, adding that Markle "kept pulling me out of my shell."

It's clear that Markle has always been passionate about making a difference. When she was just 11 years old, she wrote a letter to a dish soap manufacturer about a sexist advertisement. About a month later, the commercial's slogan had changed. She shared this story in a U.N. Women conference speech in 2015.

Clearly, words have power, and the Duchess of Sussex is proof of that.

See Fanara share the heartfelt letter in the video below:

(H/T: Huffington Post)

Cover image: Kathy Hutchins /


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