News Watch 8-Year-Old Meghan Markle Pretend To Be a Queen in a Home Movie By Alexandra Whittaker Alexandra Whittaker Instagram Twitter Website Alexandra Whittaker is a news and pop culture editor based in New York City. She studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at Marquette University, where she freelanced for USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, and ELLE. She currently leads both the news and entertainment teams at Cosmopolitan magazine and previously worked as the news editor of InStyle.com where she spearheaded awards coverage. She enjoys writing and editing news stories, interviewing celebrities, and covering the intricacies of the British royal family. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 26, 2018 @ 12:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Long before Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry and set herself up to join the British royal family, she crowned herself queen of a much smaller kingdom. A new home movie emerged this week, and it shows that being royalty is something Markle has considered at least once before. In the video, the then-8-year-old future royal wore a golden crown on her head and as she ruled over her friends. They even addressed her as "your highness." "Your highness, isn't there anything to do around the kingdom anymore?" a girl asked Markle. "Yes! Make 900,000 cookies and sew me a nice dress," Markle said. 900,000 seems like a lofty number, but it didn't seem to bother Markle's subjects. "Your highness, what is this all for?" a different girl asked. Markle said, "It's for this meeting I'm having. I'm having people from Florida and Canada, Mississippi, Missouri." The 11-minute video shows Markle at her childhood friend Ninaki Priddy's house. Priddy and Markle were classmates at the time, and Priddy told Daily Mail that they would make home movies together regularly. Meghan Markle’s Relatives Weren’t Invited to Her Wedding and Gave the Most Awkward Interview "The show was called Your Royal Highness and the star was Meg," Priddy said. "It’s very funny to see this now and given what is going on with her life it’s quite eye-opening. She was always the center of attention, always the ringleader—it was my birthday but she took the starring role!" It's almost like life is imitating art.