Meghan Markle 'wanted to be a London girl' before she met Harry

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Meghan Markle wanted to be "a London girl" according to a former friend of the actor.

Lizzie Cundy, presenter and former footballer's wife, said she has a clip of the Duchess of Sussex praising the capital, and discussing how she loved everything about it.

Cundy told the MailOnline: "We have a clip of her saying: 'I want to be a London girl, I love London men and I love everything to do with London'."

It's understood the clip forms part of Cundy's Amazon Prime show Red Carpet Uncut.

Meghan said during an interview with Cundy that she was finding London cold but said "the people are warm", adding she'd "never been called 'love' or 'darling' more."

Cundy has previously claimed she was "ghosted" by the duchess after she got engaged to Prince Harry.

Yahoo UK has contacted a spokesperson for the duchess for comment.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Cundy said she did hear from Meghan after the engagement but then realised her number wasn't working. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Cundy said she was asked to "look after" Meghan during a 2013 dinner in London and claims Meghan told her about her marriage split, and wanting an English boyfriend.

She told Grazia: "When she first got together with Harry, I texted her to say how amazing it was and she did reply. But once the ring was on the finger, I soon realised she was off Twitter and that her number wasn’t working. And that was it."

But she said she "wasn't in any way upset" by it.

Cundy has been a presenter for several years and was married to footballer Jason Cundy until December 2012.

Meghan was acting on Suits, playing Rachel Zane, at the time she met Harry, but gave up her role when they announced their engagement in 2017.

Lizzie Cundy attending the TRIC Awards 2020 held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Lizzie Cundy at the TRIC Awards 2020 held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

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There was a three year gap between Meghan's first meeting with Cundy and eventually meeting Harry, who was said to have been introduced to her by a mutual friend, though they have never confirmed who it was.

Meghan and Harry married in May 2018 but left their royal roles in January 2020 to pursue financial independence.

Meghan is currently producing a series for Netflix, and has released a children's book. Harry announced he is releasing his memoirs in late 2022.

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