Photo of teenage Meghan Markle at Buckingham Palace sends internet into a tizzy

She may be a future princess (in our eyes), now engaged to our favorite royal -- but once upon a time, Meghan Markle was just like us! And this snap proves it.

A photo of a 15-year-old Meghan posing in front of Buckingham Palace has gone viral after being shared by The Daily Mail.

The snapshot shows young Meghan on a summer trip in 1996, posing with a friend near the gates of the Palace. Sporting a pair of black sunnies, oversized bag and dress, Meghan proves she was too a teenager who fell victim to the skinny sunglasses fad and slip-on platform shoe trend of the decade.

Sitting next to Meghan is an old friend Ninaki Priddy, who told The Daily Mail that she isn't too "shocked" by the royal engagement.

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ATTENTION EDITORS - EMBARGO, RELEASABLE TUESDAY 29 MARCH AT 0001 GMT - THIS RESTRICTION APPLIES TO ALL MEDIA, INCLUDING WEBSITES Royal Demi Chef De Partie, Shaun Mason (L) and Royal Chef Mark Flanagan, Head of Kitchens at Buckingham Palace, work in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace, London on March 25, 2011, as preparations for the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton are underway. The second-in-line to the throne marries his university sweetheart on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, in an event that has become a global media sensation ever since they announced their engagement last November. AFP PHOTO/WPA POOL/Nick Ansell (Photo credit should read Nick Ansell/AFP/Getty Images)
ATTENTION EDITORS - EMBARGO, RELEASABLE TUESDAY 29 MARCH AT 0001 GMT - THIS RESTRICTION APPLIES TO ALL MEDIA, INCLUDING WEBSITES Jennifer Scott, Assistant Curator of Paintings, looks up at her favourite painting as she walks past a Canaletto, Venice towards Santa Maria Della Salute (1723), in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, London, which will be one of the rooms used during the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton London on March 25, 2011. The second-in-line to the throne marries his university sweetheart on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, in an event that has become a global media sensation ever since they announced their engagement last November.AFP PHOTO/WPA POOL/Nick Ansell (Photo credit should read Nick Ansell/AFP/Getty Images)
ATTENTION EDITORS - EMBARGO, RELEASABLE TUESDAY 29 MARCH AT 0001 GMT - THIS RESTRICTION APPLIES TO ALL MEDIA, INCLUDING WEBSITES A chef of the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, London, holds a tray of canapes akin to that which is usually served at receptions held at the palace, in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace, London on March 25, 2011, as preparetions for the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton are underway. The second-in-line to the throne marries his university sweetheart on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, in an event that has become a global media sensation ever since they announced their engagement last November. AFP PHOTO/WPA POOL/Nick Ansell (Photo credit should read Nick Ansell/AFP/Getty Images)
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(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between the Royal Wedding Cathedral aisle walks of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer with that of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.(Left Image) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: The Wedding Of Prince Charles To Lady Diana Spencer Held At St Paul's Cathedral In London. A General View Of The Prince And Princess Of Wales Walking Arm-in-arm Down The Aisle With Their Bridesmaids And Pageboys. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)(Right image) LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey following their marriage ceremony, on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dave Thompson- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
FLECKNEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 24: Cake designer Fiona Cairns, who has been commissioned by Prince William and Kate Middleton to create a multi-tiered traditional fruit cake for their wedding, holds a tray of decorations for the cake March 24, 2011 in Fleckney, Leicestershire, England. The wedding will take place on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Rui Vieira - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Catherine Middleton arrives at The Goring Hotel after visiting Westminster Abbey on April 28, 2011 in London, England. With less than 24 hours to go final preparations for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton are in place. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - APRIL 28: The British Embassy in Rome presents a book of signatures to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 28, 2011 in Rome, Italy. The wedding of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Guests arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Servicemen in Full Dress arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Crowds pose for a portrait during the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dave Hogan/GP) (Photo by Dave Hogan/GP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: (Centre) David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/GP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Guests arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/GP/Getty Images)
Queen Sofia of Spain departs Claridge's hotel to attend the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
A military marching band perform as they march along the processional route on the day of the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, on April 29, 2011, in central London. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Crowds pose for a portrait during the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dave Hogan/GP) (Photo by Dave Hogan/GP/Getty Images)
A military division march in front of Westminster Abbey in London on the day of the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William and Catherine Middleton at the altar during their wedding service in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is being led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton waves to the crowds as she arrives to attend her Royal Wedding to Prince William on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/GP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William sings beside his bride Catherine Middleton during their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William and his new bride Catherine Middleton stand in front of the altar during the service on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his new bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk down the aisle at the close of their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Richard Pohle-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: (L-R) Michael Middleton, Carole Middleton, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Eliza Lopes, Lady Louise Windsor, Grace van Cutsem, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Margarita Armstrong-Jones, page boys Tom Pettifer and William Lowther-Pinkerton with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Pippa Middleton, Prince Harry and James Middleton greet well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, following their wedding on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / WPA POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton and her father Michael Middleton arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton, accompanied by her father Michael Middleton arrives at the West Door of Westminster Abbey in London for her wedding to Britain's Prince William, on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Charles travels to Westminster Abbey in London for the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart after their Wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greet wellwishers from the balcony next to (L-R) Lady Louise Windsor, Grace Van Cutsem at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Sister of the Bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton depart the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
(L-R) Michael Middleton, Carole Middleton, Eliza Lopes, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Lady Louise Windsor stand on balcony of Buckingham Palace following the wedding of TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchesss of Cambridge on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Kate Middleton, left, arrives for her wedding with Britain's Prince William as her maid of honor Pippa Middleton holds the train at Westminster Abbey in London. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
UK - Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate (Catherine) Middleton - Kate Middleton waves to the crowd along the Mall for the trip to Westminster Abbey 29th April 2011 London UK (Photo by Paul Cunningham/Corbis via Getty Images)
UK - Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate (Catherine) Middleton - return along the Mall in an open Landau to Buckingham Palace 29th April 2011 London UK (Photo by Paul Cunningham/Corbis via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave after their wedding in Westminster Abbey in the 1902 State Landau along the Procession Route, in central London. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
Princess Anne arrives at Westminster Abbey for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in central London. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, departs Westminster Abbey after the service at the Royal Wedding in London. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
HRH Prince William and Princess Catherine in the procession after their Royal wedding at Westminster Abbey . (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
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"She gets exactly what she wants and Harry has fallen for her play. She was always fascinated by the Royal Family. She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0. She will play her role ably, but my advice to him is to tread cautiously," she said to the publication.

Meghan is set to become a British citizen, get baptized and confirmed all before the much-anticipated May 2018 wedding.

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Net worths of the British royal family members
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Queen Elizabeth II Net Worth: $550 Million

One of the richest, most powerful women in the world, the bulk of the royal family net worth comes from Queen Elizabeth II. Her private real estate portfolio includes the prestigious historic buildings Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle -- valued at $65 million and $140 million respectively, according to Forbes. Her Majesty also owns agricultural land and horse farms throughout England, and has also acquired valuable property in London. As the Queen of England, she receives 15 percent of the Crown Estate income -- The Sovereign Grant -- to fund official functions and all income from the Duchy of Lancaster, despite not having an ownership stake in either.

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Prince Charles Net Worth: $100 Million

The next in line to the English throne, Prince Charles reins over much of the British royal family net worth. In 2016, his total assets reached an all-time high of nearly $1.3 billion. This is mainly due to the Dutchy of Cornwall, a massive real estate portfolio he doesn't own, but receives all income from as the Duke of Cornwall. It paid him more than $25 million for the year ending March 31, 2016, according to its annual report. A responsible royal, Prince Charles voluntarily pays income tax on his Dutchy earnings.

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Prince William Net Worth: $40 Million

A large portion of the future King of England's net worth comes from a roughly $12.3 million inheritance, received from the estate of his mother -- Princess Diana -- on his 30th birthday in 2012. His father, Prince Charles, covers the cost of staff, travel and official wardrobes for Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry -- which reached $4.6 million for the year ended March 31, 2015. This sizeable allowance does not include personal staff, but the bill for some Prince William's major travel expenses not funded by his father is often paid by the countries he visits. Despite his British royal family net worth, Prince William works as a helicopter pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, but donates his entire $62,000 annual salary to charity.

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Prince Harry Net Worth: $40 Million

Currently committed to volunteer work, Prince Harry retired from his 10-year British Army career in 2015. Prior to his departure from the service, he was a captain in the Army Air Corps with an approximate annual salary of $45,000. His royal family net worth saw a significant increase following his 30th birthday in September 2014, when he received an estimated $12.3 million inheritance from the estate of his late mother, Princess Diana. Prince Harry also enjoys the luxury of having his father fund much of his expenses for royal obligations, including staff, travel and official wardrobe costs.

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Prince Philip Net Worth: $30 Million

Prince Philip has been married to Queen Elizabeth II since Nov. 1947. Due to long-established rules and regulations set by the monarchy, he never took on the title of king, but royalty is in his blood. Born Prince Philip of Greece, his father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his mother was Princess Alice of Battenburg. A fourth cousin of his wife, Prince Phillip served in the British Royal Navy from 1939 to 1953. Also an accomplished pilot, he earned his Royal Airforce Wings in 1953 and garnered more than 5,900 flight hours over a 44-year span.

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Kate Middleton Net Worth: $10 Million

It's only a fraction of the British royal family net worth, but Kate Middleton's entrepreneurial family has an estimated fortune of $5 million, from their company Party Pieces. Now the mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, it's unknown how much -- if any -- of her net worth comes from the Middleton family, but her grounded nature and enviable fashion sense have turned her into a beloved international superstar. Prince Charles also covers her staff, travel and official wardrobe expenses and some of her other travel costs are often funded by the countries she visits, allowing her to keep more of her own money in the bank.

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Camilla Parker Bowles Net Worth: $5 Million

Married to Prince Charles since April 2005 -- with reportedly no prenup -- Camilla Parker Bowles is formally known as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Known as a kind, humble person, she's even said to carry her own money. She spends most of her time doing charity work dedicated to a variety of causes, including health and well-being, literacy promotion, helping the less fortunate, Cornwall-based charities, heritage and the arts, animal welfare, sexual assault and cancer.

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