Australian model Lisa Gleave worked alongside Meghan before she was a duchess. The former Deal or No Deal star remembers a more “quiet” Meghan, worlds away from the public speaker royal fans know of today.
Speaking about Meghan to Gold Coast Bulletin, Ms Gleave suggested Meghan was more of an introvert early on in her acting career.
She said Meghan was: “Quiet but very sweet.
“I remember her being very focused on her acting career and her role as a briefcase beauty, as we were called, was just a stepping stone in her career.
“She only did a few seasons and then landed her role in Suits which took her away.
“I was so happy for her when I heard about the marriage.”
Meghan left her role to star as Rachel Zane in the hit US legal drama Suits.
She stayed on the show for a total of seven series until her engagement to Prince Harry was announced.
However, while the Australian beauty seems proud to remember her times on the show starring alongside Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex seems to want to keep the stint more private.
In fact, Meghan’s Wikipedia entry was altered a few weeks before her relationship with Prince Harry was made public.
The entry was changed to remove the television quiz-show appearance and alter her occupation.
Her occupation was also changed from model to humanitarian just three weeks before it was revealed she was dating Prince Harry in 2016.
The Telegraph found changes were made to Meghan’s Wikipedia page on October 9, under the heading “Acting career”.
The entry stated: “Markle made her debut late in the first season of Deal or No Deal on April 12, 2006.
“Aside from a single appearance holding case #12, Markle was the regular model carrying case #24. Markle quit the show in early 2007.”
It also says that “Markle also appeared as a ‘mob’ member and was interviewed on one episode of the game show 1 versus 100.”
However, reference was scrapped after the changes were made and instead extra space is made for her ‘humanitarian work’.
A separate change was reportedly made 10 minutes later that same day.
Meghan married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, and the couple have since welcomed baby Archie.
Earlier this year, the couple stepped down from their roles and completed their final royal engagement in March.
After completing their final engagements they flew back to their new home in Los Angeles
The couple said they would separate their time between Britain and America.
In their explosive statement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they wanted to “carve out a progressive new role”.
They also said they “step back” as “senior” members of the Royal Family’.
Harry and Meghan said they wanted to balance their time between the UK and North America, while “continuing to honour our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages”.
However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the couple have been unable to return.
Published at Sat, 01 Aug 2020 04:46:00 +0000