4 Chicago ties to the royal wedding

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Face masks of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all the rage outside Windsor Castle. | AP

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle will be getting married on Saturday all the way in England, but don’t count Chicago out of the story. Here are four Chicago ties to the highly-anticipated royal event.

1. Markle is a Northwestern alum. Markle attended Northwestern University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Last year, when the couple’s engagement was announced, Kappa Kappa Gamma released Markle’s sophomore year portrait.

Meghan Markle’s Kappa Kappa Gamma composite/portrait photo from her 2000-2001 academic year. | Photo courtesy of Northwestern University

Meghan Markle’s Kappa Kappa Gamma composite/portrait photo from her 2000-2001 academic year. | Photo courtesy of Northwestern University

2. Chicago bishop Michael Curry will give a sermon at the wedding. Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church, became the first black presiding bishop of the predominantly white Episcopal Church, an offshoot of the Church of England in the United States that has been the spiritual home of many of the American founding fathers and U.S. presidents, in 2015.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, left, and American bishop Michael Curry pose for the media ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, England, Friday, May 18, 2018. Curry is known as an en

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, left, and American bishop Michael Curry pose for the media ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, England, Friday, May 18, 2018. Curry is known as an engaging, impassioned speaker who preaches openness and tolerance. | Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP

3. British Airways flights between London and Chicago will be showing “Suits”. The airline plans to show episodes of “Suits,” a show in which Markle had an acting role, as in-flight entertainment for the day.

Meghan Markle appears in a scene from “Suits.” | Ian Watson/USA Network via AP, File

Meghan Markle appears in a scene from “Suits.” | Ian Watson/USA Network via AP, File

4. Markle was in Chicago last week, wearing a White Sox hat. Markle made her crosstown classic loyalties clear last week when she was spotted at O’Hare Airport wearing a White Sox hat. The actress was in Chicago for the weekend to complete her visa application, and may have been trying to blend it with locals.


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