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Meghan Markle Rejected By British Soccer Star Ashley Cole Years Before Getting With Prince Harry

Jun. 12 2021, Published 1:20 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle tried to date another British hunk years before she settled down with Prince Harry.

An old friend of Harry’s now-wife, Lizzie Cundy, made the shocking revelation to Grazia.

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Cundy told the outlet she tried to set up the 39-year-old Markle with the UK soccer player Ashley Cole in 2013.

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She told the outlet, “Meghan said she loved London, and would love an English boyfriend, so I went through my phone to see who I knew that might be a good fit.”

“I tried to find her a boyfriend - Ashley Cole wasn’t so keen - but I did try to fix her up, which is funny looking back,” she added.

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Cundy said she tried her hardest to get Cole into Markle but he wasn’t feeling it. However, she said it was clear why Prince Harry fell in love with her.

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She said Markle, “wanted fame and she was open about that. She has that sparkle, that magic. But I don’t think she knew how hard it was going to be. I think she thought it would be more glamorous, but fame is hard work.”

“Personally I don’t think they’ve gone around things the right way, but if I saw her today, I’d give her a big hug. I’m happy that they’re happy,” Cundy added.

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Cundy no longer speaks to Markle but said she isn't upset about it. She told Grazia, "People ask If I’m upset to go from friendship to silence, but I understand. It’s a different world going from celebrity to royalty, and a whole different life. So I get it. I wasn’t in any way upset."

Months after Markle's friend tried to set her up the actress met her future husband at a party. The rest is history for the two.

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The couple recently announced the birth of their second child a daughter name Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.

The two are still holed up in a $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara. The former Royals are busy working on their new projects with Netflix and Oprah.

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