Most people, at some point in their lives, enjoy a good party and a bit of gossip. However, many people also leave those days behind once they start a family, and some people simply outgrow it. However, it seems as if Meghan Markle is still in the spirit of it all, enjoying as many leases of life as she can. Socialite Lizzie Cundy bares all on her former friend Meghan Markle and lets everyone in on what Meghan Markle is really like.
They were friends before Meghan met Harry
It almost seems as if Meghan Markle has been two different people since marrying Prince Harry, and information has emerged that shows just how different the Duchess was before joining the Royal Family.
Of course, many people change over the course of their lives, but it seems as if almost everything about Meghan has had to change so that she could marry Harry. However, it’s the people closest to Meghan who notice even the subtlest of changes.
Meghan and Lizzie hit it of
Lizzie Cundy explained that she and Meghan ‘hit it off’ like a house on fire, the two got on really well, even though Lizzie had never heard of Meghan Markle before. This was all before the Prince Harry days when Meghan was a single bachelorette.
Of course, since then, Meghan has appeared to be much more cut off from the Hollywood scene and is rarely seen mingling without her Royal husband. Of course, a Royal engagement is far more reserved than having the freedom to go out and party like she used to. Lizzie explained what it was like knowing Meghan before she got married.
She was good fun on a night out
We all know Meghan as the Duchess she is today, but there was a whole lot more to Meghan than what we get to see these days. Lizzie reveals that Meghan was great on a night out, she really liked to get down and was very relatable.
Lizzie describes her as a ‘real girl’s girl’ and that she used to be ‘great fun.’ It seems strange that someone like that would be able to give up nights out and parties at the drop of a hat, but it’s the life Meghan has now chosen. That care-free woman has had to make way for the Duchess.
It all started at a charity event
Lizzie and Meghan were at the same charity event together; however, Meghan had been going through a divorce from her former husband, so she wasn’t attending with anyone. Lizzie was asked to take care of the actress.
It was back in 2013 where the pair were attending a pre-dinner event that was in aid of Caudwell Children’s Charity. At the time, Meghan wasn’t quite as high profile as she is now, although people knew her as Rachel from the show ‘Suits.’ However, even though Lizzie didn’t know Meghan at the time, she gladly went to support the actress during the event.
Meghan loved London a lot
At the time, Meghan was living in Canada and filming for Suits, but she divulged that she had a real love for London and that, ideally, she would like to stay. Meghan had been in Suits for a long time, and in some ways may have felt like she was getting stuck in the show.
Lizzie felt as if Meghan was looking for other avenues and to somehow break out of the Suits mold, and possibly even stay in London if she could. The two seemed to get talking, and it really caught them out just how much they got on.
Meghan was the most care-free
Meghan seemed to make a home out of London; Lizzie explained that she really felt comfortable in the city, loving everything about the people who lived there and the nightlife that came with it. Of course, Meghan’s experiences with the London nightlife would be cut short following her wedding to Prince Harry.
She probably never could have imagined that one day she would be married to a Prince in the British Royal Family. Before then, she was the most care-free person, according to Lizzie.
Meghan loves Made in Chelsea
During her time in London, Meghan had made an impression on “the Made in Chelsea lot,” and Lizzie had even suggested the Meghan should be on the reality show. How strange would it be to see the Duchess of Sussex on Made in Chelsea?
Of course, it wasn’t something that was meant to be since Meghan never did make it to the show. She did, however, continue her role as Rachel in Suits before that got cut short.
Meghan was a real party-girl
Meghan really liked to shake her tail feathers and get down on a night out. Lizzie said that Meghan wouldn’t be the kind of person who would drink water and then go home, this girl loved a good party.
Of course, we would never see the Duchess doing something like this now, but she would be the kind of girl who stayed out late and had a good dance. There was no stopping Meghan from having a good time back in the day.
Pure excitement all the time
Meghan was a bright and excitable character; Lizzie recalled Meghan’s excitement at seeing Victoria Beckham at one of the events, which was quite a treat for her. Meghan seemed as if she was really quite the socialite back in the day, she had made her way to London and was mixing with different crowds.
Who would have known that it would take a Prince to sweet this party girl off her feet? Well, it was Prince Harry, after all.
Meghan was newly single
It seems that Meghan was making her mark in the world after she divorced from her husband in August 2013. Meghan was married to a film producer called Trevor Engleson who is known for some high-grossing movies.
They were together from 2004 and married in 2011 before divorcing two years later. The two divorced due to ‘irreconcilable differences,’ however, they did have a good run of it, given that they were together for almost a decade.
Meghan was sweet and not pushy
Despite claims that Meghan is a pushy Princess, Lizzie claimed that Meghan was anything but pushy. In fact, Lizzie described Meghan as “flirty, playful, giggly and fun.” There’s no doubt that Meghan has quite the smile on her, but people haven’t been sure whether it’s always been genuine, after all, she was an actress.
However, Lizzie did reveal an interesting comparison against Meghan, and it has everything to do with when she met Prince Harry.
Meghan was more care-free before Harry
Meghan and Harry seemed to have a real whirlwind romance, so everything seemed to change so quickly for both of them. However, several years on and it’s now easy to look back and compare how Meghan is now and what she was like back in 2013.
Lizzie explained that Meghan was much more care-free before meeting Harry. Of course, Meghan was free to pursue whatever she wanted before she met the Prince, whereas now she has had to give almost everything up.
She used to be a keen activist
Lizzie also notes just how involved Meghan was with helping support women’s rights and getting involved with various charities to help them. Since then, Meghan has had to have her interests pre-approved or even forgone entirely.
So, everything Meghan had built in her life was soon taken apart as soon as she met Harry, and she was no longer allowed to be the free partying spirit she was always known to be. The Royal Family have a reputation to maintain, after all.
Meghan was keen to move on
Meghan had started dating her ex-husband when she was 23 years old, and they were divorced when she was 32 years old, so she was keen to find her second husband and didn’t want to wait around.
Reports suggest that Meghan and Harry actually met in June 2016, three years after she split from her husband. So, Meghan didn’t want to settle for second best and waited for the perfect bachelor to come along. Did she get what she was looking for?
Meghan wanted to date a celebrity
Meghan had now had a taste, for some time, of what it was like to mix with, talk to, and be a celebrity. She had also been married and dated a movie producer for nine years, so it makes sense that she would want someone in a similar area of expertise as her.
This led to Meghan appearing to pursue someone who is specifically of celebrity status, she needed someone who understood the world she was living in.
Lizzie had suggested Ashley Cole as a potential date
Lizzie even wanted to help Meghan in her pursuit for husband number two by suggesting Meghan could get with the famous footballer Ashley Cole. However, Meghan wasn’t keen on the idea and turned the thought down.
Ashley Cole is the former spouse of singer Cheryl Cole and has had several alleged run-ins with police, it’s safe to say that this guy had made a few headlines in the past. Meghan held her ground and waited for Prince Charming, or Harry, to sweep her off her feet.
Then everything changed
It didn’t take long after Meghan met Harry for everything to change. Lizzie Cundy claims that Meghan soon ghosted her after things started to get serious with Harry. Obviously, this sort of thing felt like a huge snub, as if she wasn’t good enough once Meghan found someone better to be with.
However, it seems that Lizzie still had enough information on Meghan, even after the wedding, to know that there are a few things about Royal life that aren;t agreeing with the Duchess.
Meghan isn’t happy with being less popular
Since becoming a Duchess, Meghan has had to give up all of her personal social media accounts in exchange for Royal approved ones. However, Cundy claims that Meghan isn’t happy with how many followers she and Harry have on social media platforms.
Harry and Meghan created their Instagram account quite a while after the Kensington Royal account was set up, so they had a lot of catching up to do. Cundy claims Meghan has hired a social media expert.
The social media war
While many would argue that it is not supposed to be a competition, some people just can’t help themselves when it comes to social media and just have to have the upper hand. The amount of followers Meghan and Harry have has now increased since the claim was made; however, they still have 9.2 million followers compared to William and Kate’s 9.7 million followers.
Cundy claims that the first is so bad that they have had to call in an expert to help them out.
The rift gets wider
There have been reports of a rift for some time now, and many people believed that it might have started between Meghan and Kate; however, it came out that it was more likely between William and Harry.
William didn’t immediately support Harry’s decision to take his and Meghan’s relationship public, and since Prince Philip alleged commented that someone should be seen with actresses but not marry them, things have been a bit awkward between the couples.
The christening showed more than they wanted
Even though it appears that Meghan and Harry have been fighting against all the odds to somehow bring their lives together, things just haven’t been working out as nicely as they wanted.
Body language expert, Judi James, studied the pictures of the Royal Family and found that Kate was feeling very uncomfortable as the photographs were being taken. She even went as far as saying Kate looked as if she was desperate just to get away from the whole thing.
William was very guarded
While it appeared as if he was trying his best to look relaxed and keep a positive expression, William has been described as being in ‘bouncer’ mode. He’s hugely guarded and adopted a protective pose.
So it doesn’t seem as if relations between the Cambridge household and the Sussex household has much improved since reports of the rift got out. It’s such a shame for both couples since William, Harry, and Kate all seemed to get on very well.
Can Meghan handle the pressure?
Meghan has gone from being a care-free, partying, socialite actress to being a full-time member of the Royal Family. She has had to change everything from her career, hobbies, and even her wardrobe just so she can be married to Harry.
However, will the pressure of being pitted against Harry’s brother and his wife be too much for Meghan? It appears the couple has all but disappeared from the limelight since Meghan gave birth to baby Archie and have kept very secretive about any future plans.