Long before her royal days began, Meghan Markle was already quite a big celebrity running in elite social circles.
The actor started her career as a briefcase model on NBCs Deal or No Deal, where she met former US President Donald Trump who invited her to one of his golf courses.
Andrew Morton revealed in his book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, the Suits actor kept Trump at an arms length as he managed to creep her out.
Fellow briefcase girl Tameka Jacobs told me, [Trump] was super-creepy, but some girls were attracted to money and power and took his number. Meghan was one of the girls who gave him a wide berth, he wrote.
Years later during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump was told that Meghan referred to him as misogynistic and divisive.
He reacted to that in a leaked audio recording, saying: I didnt know that. What can I say? I didnt know that she was nasty.
Later, in an appearance on Good Morning Britain, he clarified his comments, saying: The question was asked of me and I didnt know that she said anything bad about me, sounds like she did. And thats OK-hey, join the crowd And I said, Well, I didnt know she was nasty. I wasnt referring to that shes nasty, but that she was nasty about me. Essentially I didnt know she was nasty about me. But, you know what, shes doing a good job and I hope she enjoys her life.