Markle’s old friend, England radio personality Lizzie Cundy, claims she tried to pair the 39-year-old former “Suits” actress with British football star Ashley Cole in 2013.
Apparently, the athlete turned sports commentator was not interested.
“Meghan said she loved London and would love an English boyfriend, so I checked my phone to see who I knew who might be a good choice,” Cundy, 53, told Grazia.
“I tried to find a boyfriend for her – Ashley Cole wasn’t that enthusiastic – but I tried to cure her, which is funny in hindsight. “
Cole, 40, is considered one of the best left-backs of his generation, playing for Premier League clubs Chelsea and Arsenal before retiring to coach and comment on the sport.
Despite Cole’s disinterest, Cundy admits that she can see why Harry would have fallen in love with the former TV star, whom she met at a party in 2013.
“She was a real girl of a girl: full of energy,” Cundy said. “She kept talking, and we had a big laugh. There was just something special about her. We just got on and immediately exchanged our numbers. I looked at her and thought ‘you got something special.’ She immediately makes you feel at home and I felt like I had known her all my life. I can see why Harry fell in love with her.
On Sunday, Harry and Markle – who currently reside in a $ 14 million mansion in Montecito, Calif., After the Megxit – announced the birth of their second child.
Harry, 36, and Markle parted ways with the royal family in early 2020. In March this year, the couple, who also share their 2-year-old son Archie, expressed their grievances over the royal life in an explosive interview. with Oprah Winfrey.