The 36 year old beauty has left her Hollywood dreams behind her since finding love with Prince Harry, but it’s emerged that Meghan Markle also had other career plans before she made her millions as an actress.
TMZ reports the future royal wife filed paperwork to trademark the name of a lollipop company, and filed to protect the name ‘Lali’, planning to sell their own line of delicious lollies and sweet drops.
However, Meghan’s mission to turn sweets into cash was dropped when her role playing paralegal Rachel Zane in Suits took off.
Meanwhile, Meghan was shortlisted to become the next Bond girl before her relationship with Prince Harry went public.
She unwittingly abandoned her chances of becoming a James Bond leading lady when she got engaged, with a source explaining: “Meghan fits the role of a Bond girl perfectly. She’s glamorous and sexy and a good actress.
“The role more recently has gone to actresses deemed to be rising stars, and Meghan certainly was seen as that before her relationship with Harry became public.”
Meghan Markle’s real name is actually Rachel – Meghan is the future royal’s middle name [Wenn]
However, Hollywood’s loss is definitely Britain’s gain.
The 33 year old royal and former Suits actress will tie the knot on May 19 in St George’s Chapel and the news their upcoming wedding has already triggered a tourism boom at Windsor Castle.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper said: “The queues were huge – much longer than they have been. As soon as they got into the castle everyone made a beeline for the chapel.” According to a spokesman for Windsor Council, visitor numbers were even up by 40 percent.
The spokesperson added: “Windsor is high on many people’s ‘must see’ list but the news of the royal wedding is only helping to elevate it even further.
“It will be a while before we can evaluate the full impact of the royal wedding on tourism to Windsor but we do know hotels locally have already taken a lot of bookings in the lead up to and during the weekend of the wedding.”
While the cost of a night in a Windsor hotel has reached as high as £629 in the immediate aftermath of Prince Harry and Meghan’s engagement news.