Meghan Markle reportedly asked Lizzie Cundy to help her find a ‘famous British man’, three years before she met Prince Harry.
Lizzie claims she became friends with The Duchess of Sussex, 36, after the pair hit it off at a charity dinner together back in 2013.
The former WAG, 50, told The Sun: ‘We were having a girly chat and then she said, “Do you know any famous guys? I’m single and I really love English men”, so I said, “We’ll go out and find you someone”.
Lizzie said she showed the former Suits star, who had divorced first husband Trevor Engelson, 42, three months prior to her London trip, a picture of Ashley Cole who she ruled out because of his reputation.
The radio presenter said the pair then met up again at the Global Gift Gala the following day: ‘Meghan’s so relaxed, she liked a drink, great fun, I remember her asking about my boys, she was very interested and asking lots of questions,’ Lizzie said.
The television personality added the pair kept in touch and was stunned when news broke of her relationship with Prince Harry.
‘I texted saying, “Oh my god, I heard about Harry”. And she was like, “Yeah I know. We’ll try and hook up”.
But shortly after Lizzie said Meghan ghosted her, admitting she believes the actress was ‘advised to end contact with people she befriended in the media’.
Piers Morgan also previously detailed how Meghan cut ties with him.
The Good Morning Britain host said back in March: ‘I got to know her quite well over two year period. We would message each other a lot, e-mail a lot.’
Piers recalled a time the pair met up in London. ‘I had a couple of pints of real ale and she had dirty martinis,’ he said.
‘She said afterwards in the cab “I had a great time. Love to see you again.” It was purely platonic I hasten to add.
‘She went in that cab that night to a party Prince Harry was at and the next night she went on the date with him. I never heard from her again. Ever.
‘I don’t like people that behave like that. It’s kind of rude. It showed me that she, I’m afraid, is probably a bit of social climber.’
Piers finished his answer with a word of warning to Prince Harry.
He said: ‘Good luck to Harry. I hope he knows what he’s doing. If it all goes wrong don’t come try crying to me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.’
In June 2016, Markle began a relationship with Prince Harry, whom she had met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
They wed in May last year at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. On May 6, 2019, and the Duchess gave birth to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor,who is seventh in line to the throne.