Meghan Markle Travels to Chicago Before Royal Wedding to Prince Harry

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Meghan Markle in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Meghan Markle returned to the United States on Thursday to take care of some business before marrying Prince Harry next month, according to multiple reports.

In a photo obtained by The Chicago Tribune, a woman that appears to be Meghan is photographed from the back at O'Hare International Airport, going incognito in an all-black outfit and wearing a Red Sox cap. TMZ reports that Meghan later entered the VFS Global U.K. Visa Application Centre in Chicago with four bodyguards in order to finalize her application for a U.K. visa, adding that she most likely submitted for a family visa, and applied as a partner or spouse. 

TMZ also reports that the entire office was cleared for her, and the process took about 10 minutes. Meghan was reportedly friendly with the staff.

A source tells The Chicago Tribune that Meghan will be leaving town early Sunday evening.

Meghan attended Northwestern University in Chicago, and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in theater and international studies.

The 36-year-old former Suits actress is set to marry Prince Harry on May 19 at Windsor Castle, with the nuptials expected to be a more intimate affair than Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding. A Kensington Palace spokesman told ET in a statement on Tuesday that the couple will not be inviting political leaders to their wedding, presumably including former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, despite 33-year-old Harry's close friendship with the couple.

“William is heir to the throne and one day will be king, so his wedding was a state event unlike Harry’s,” a source also told ET. "President and Mrs. Obama are not coming to the wedding, but the couples look forward to seeing each other soon."

Be sure to keep up with all of ET's coverage of the royal family as we count down to May 19.

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