She cut her teeth like a "suitcase girl" before landing her advance role in costumes.
But one of Meghan Markle's co-workers has claimed that he already had all the characteristics of royalty during his time in Deal or No Deal.
Presenter Howie Mandel described Meghan, 37, as "slightly duchess" when they worked together on the NBC game show between 2006 and 2007.
Speaking at a panel of the Television Critics Association this week, Mandel, who also worked with model Chrissy Teigen on the program, said: "Not everyone will have the opportunity to meet royalty, but all these people are consummated and have something substantial. "
Meghan Markle (far right) joins Howie Mandel and her suitcase mates in NBC's Deal or No Deal in 2006. She starred in the show for a little less than two years before getting a role in Suits
The Duchess of Sussex represented at a charity polo match in Windsor, July 2018. Meghan has been described as "slightly duchess" by her former partner Deal or No Deal Howie Mandel
"They are not just standing up to a case: they have careers, they have hobbies, they have families, they are entrepreneurs," he added, according to People.
& # 39; Then, when someone likes it [Prince] Harry knows someone who has just been through our program, there is a lot to offer. "
When asked how the real rookie was in the studio, Mandel replied, "She was a little duchess."
Meghan worked on Deal or No Deal while struggling to survive after a stint at the US Embassy in Argentina.
She previously described the concert as a "learning experience", telling Esquire: "I would end up standing there forever with these terribly uncomfortable and cheap five-inch shoes waiting for someone to choose my number to go sit down." ;
Meghan during his years Deal or No Deal, starring the second season. She worked on the show as a jobbing actress before landing her breakthrough role in legal drama.
Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel was represented in New York City in May. He was talking about Meghan Markle this week amid the news that his show will return to the screens later this year.
Ten years later, in July 2016, he started dating Prince Harry before the pair announced their commitment in November 2017.
The "suitcase girls" are mini dress-up models who are responsible for carrying and opening the metal portfolios that contain cash in the program, which is expected to return to screens later this year.
Several of Meghan's former colleagues stopped working with her after her relationship with Harry became public, sharing memories of Meghan's time on the show.
"Meghan is beautiful, intelligent, talented, I feel she deserves to be a princess," former suitcase girl Aubrie Lemon told Inside Edition.
"One day she was by my side to have her dress fit, and the next day she will be the future princess," joked Leyla Milani. I was always reading scripts behind the scenes when we had free time … I was always working on his craft.
WHAT IS AN OFFER OR WITHOUT A CONTRACT?
Deal or No Deal was a television program that aired on NBC between December 2005 and May 2009.
In the American version of the game, which was based on an international show of Dutch origin, the contestants had to choose between a series of 26 numbered suitcases, each of which contained a monetary value of one cent to $ 1 million.
Presenter Howie Mandel and his "suitcase girls" in Deal or No Deal
The goal was to eliminate as many low numbers as possible; the amount in the final case is the amount of money that the contestant would take home.
Each time a case is chosen, the model responsible for it takes a step forward and presents it, before opening it to reveal the amount it contains.
During the game, the contestant would also receive the opinion of a character known as "The Banker", a silhouetted figure that would contact the player by phone and offer to buy it before it reaches the end.
Then they had the option of accepting or continuing to answer the question of the presenter Howie Mandel: "To try or not? & # 39;
It is set to return to the screens in a new format later this year on CNBC.