"I went to school with Meghan Markle", she shared. McPhee was the first runner up on the show, coming in second only to victor Taylor Hicks. She also appeared to be wearing new earrings for the service.
Of course, since she began hanging around the royal family, Meghan has fully embraced the Brits' obsession with fascinators.
McPhee spoke to E! The Duchess of Cambridge marked another low-profile engagement on Tuesday, March 12, during her trip to the Henry Fawcett Children's Center.
The Duchess of Cambridge confessed to the "ups and downs" of parenting when she played with toddlers during a fact-finding mission about early years support for mothers and their babies.
But Britain's Duchess of Cambridge jumped miles away from her comfort zone in a purple silk pussybow blouse by Gucci and a pair of high-waisted Jigsaw pants - a bold move considering it's news when she wears pants of any kind. This unusual personal style choice can be put down to any number of reasons - the first being that her normal stylist Natasha Archer is on maternity leave and she's taking the time to experiment, the second that she is sending a message of unity with her beleaguered sister-in-law through fashion. Back in January, McPhee rediscovered a photo she had with Markle that had been taken when the two did a musical together at school.
Laura McFarlane, director of Leap, joined Kate and others in a discussion about the project and said afterwards: "It really is very important the fact that Kate has come to see at very close hand how we actually support parents in terms of developing stronger relationships with their children".
"If there is a rift, they're very practised in not allowing that to show", she said. They also noted that Markle was quick to share her success with those around her, such as when she finally landed a high-profile role on Suits.
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