Meghan Markle is pictured laughing at the dinner table as a young woman in a previously unseen photo shared by her family.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, wears a white crossover blouse and has her hair tied back into a messy bun as she smiles in a candid snap which will appear in a special programme featuring her father and half-siblings this Sunday.
A 7NEWS Australia Spotlight special sees Thomas Markle, Samantha Markle and Thomas Jr reunite ahead of King Charles’s coronation as they share previously unseen footage and photos of Meghan growing up.
Ahead of the special, journalist Taylor Auerbach shared the photo of the Duchess on Twitter, claiming it was one of the photos Meghan ‘never wanted the world to see’.
He also shared the trailer for the special, in which Meghan is also seen doing a victory lap of her school field after being crowned homecoming queen.
Ahead of a 7NEWS Australia Spotlight special which will air on Sunday featuring the Markle family, journalist Taylor Auerbach shared a photo on Twitter of a young Meghan at the dinner table wearing a white blouse and smiling candidly, labelling it a photo she ‘never wanted the world to see’
Posting the newly surfaced photo, Auerbach wrote: ‘The photographs Meghan Markle NEVER wanted the world to see.’
He also posted behind-the-scenes snaps of the Markles during production of the special, promising it would be the ‘full explosive truth about the most famous woman in the world and the family she abandoned’.
In a trailer for the programme, posted on Auerbach’s Twitter account earlier today, the Duchess of Sussex looks regal in grainy footage from her school days when she was voted as Homecoming Queen by her friends.
She gracefully waves to her peers before putting her hand over her mouth as her face appears to express shock at her accolade.
The home video clips, which also include footage of the former Suits actress performing on stage from a young age, come amid news that Meghan has signed with a talent agency that also represents Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
In one high school clip, Meghan appears to be wearing a white gown and a tiara as she drives along the track of the school field with the homecoming king.
In another clip, she walks arm-in-arm with the ‘king’ who is dressed in a sharp black tuxedo.
Elsewhere in the home videos, the Duchess is seen performing on stage when she is just a young child as she shows off her talents from an early age.
A young Meghan beams as she wears a cowboy hat and a costume while performing with other young girls on stage.
The trailer for the documentary hears from Meghan’s father Thomas Markle, and her half-siblings Samantha and Thomas Jr.
Auerbach also shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos of the Markle family, who will speak on camera this Sunday. L-R: Samantha Markle, Thomas Markle Sr., Thomas Markle Jr.
In the behind-the-scenes photos, Thomas Markle Sr. uses a walking stick and appears to be ailing in health
Previously unseen footage of the Duchess of Sussex as homecoming queen at school has resurfaced and will feature in a 7News Spotlight special about the Markle family
Another photo of the production of the special shows Thomas Markle Sr. sitting down to be interviewed one-on-one
Journalist Taylor Auerbach posted the photos on Twitter, promising an ‘explosive’ programme featuring the family members Meghan ‘abandoned’
As part of the special, the Markles are pictured watching old home videos and smiling. At one point, a beaming Samantha rests her head on her father’s shoulder.
Samantha tells the camera: ‘[Meghan] would still be a waitress if it wasn’t for Dad.’
Thomas Jr then says: ‘We’re not gonna go away. This is gonna change everything.’
It is unclear what the Duchess’s half-brother is referring to.
As clips of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walking together at the public announcement of their engagement and then at their final Commonwealth Day service before leaving the UK, Samantha’s voice can be heard over the footage.
A young duchess is seen dancing onstage in a hat, scarf and a black outfit with her friends as she shows early flair for performing
A still from the trailer for the special episode shows Meghan as a child riding a horse, from a Markle home video
She says: ‘Very unhealthy for each other. It’s a toxic relationship.’
In one clip, Thomas, who appears to be in ailing health, says: ‘How can I fix this?’
The voiceover describes his words as a ‘dad’s deathbed plea’.
Auerbach also shared photos from behind the scenes of the production of the TV special, in which the Markles get ready to be interviewed.
One photo shows Thomas Markle Sr sitting in between his children Samantha and Thomas Jr., holding a walking stick.
The Markles have reunited to speak out as Meghan makes waves in Hollywood after signing with William Morris Endeavor (WME) talent agency.
Variety reported that the Duchess, and Archewell has been taken on by the company, which also represents WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Meghan’s friend, Serena Williams.
Acting will not be an area of focus, Variety reports, despite her history on-screen. Prior to her marriage, Markle starred as Rachel Zane on the popular USA Network series ‘Suits’ and appeared in several Hallmark films.
According to the outlet, Markle will work with Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel, agent Brad Slater, and agent Jill Smoller.
WME will represent Archewell, Markle and Prince Harry’s content creation label, and work with the Duchess on film and television production, brand partnerships, and overall business-building.
In her Variety cover shoot in 2022, Markle said she was not considering a return to acting in the near future.
‘I’m done. I guess never say never, but my intention is to absolutely not,’ Markle said.
The Duchess did signal that she was interested in doubling down on Archewell and the stories and productions the company takes on.
‘So much of how my husband and I see things is through our love story. I think that’s what people around the world connected to, especially with our wedding. People love love. I’m not excluded in that sentiment,’ Markle said.
‘For scripted, we want to think about how we can evolve from that same space and do something fun. It doesn’t always have to be so serious. Like a good rom-com. Don’t we miss them? I miss them so much,’ she continued.