Meghan Markle is seen happily greeting mother Doria and father Thomas in school video

Mail Online | 1/23/2020 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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Intimate home footage filmed on Meghan Markle's last day at high school shows the future Duchess of Sussex mingling with both her mother and estranged father in the years before the family's very public falling out.

A glamorous-looking Meghan, who is aged just 17 at the time, is seen surrounded by relatives including Thomas Markle and a beaming Doria Ragland at the private all-girls Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

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The clip, filmed by Thomas in the summer of 1999, shows the future Duchess of Sussex making her way through a crowd of students towards her father, who she greets with a loving 'hi daddy' before tightly hugging a proud Doria.

Meghan is then caught enduring an awkward exchange with Doria's father Alvin, who bemoans how he does not see his granddaughter on a regular basis and 'no longer recognises' her, causing Meghan to laugh uncomfortably.

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Doria is then seen warmly embracing her daughter's drama teacher Gigi Perreau, the 1940s film star who is credited as Meghan's first acting mentor.

Just a couple of months later, Meghan would move away from Los Angeles for the first time to study for her degree at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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The revealing home video, seen for the first time, was aired during last night's bombshell interview with Thomas Markle on Channel 5, in which he detailed the breakdown of his relationship with his daughter.

Another video recorded by Thomas with his camcorder captures Meghan as Red Riding Hood in a school play - the moment he says he knew Meghan would be an actress one day.

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The clip filmed in March 1997 showed Prince Harry's future wife confidently walking around the stage and delivering her lines with gusto as a 15-year-old in the school's adaptation of the play Into The Woods.

Former TV lighting director Mr Markle also told a Channel...
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