Meghan Markle Travels to Chicago Before Royal Wedding to Prince Harry
By Antoinette Bueno
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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."