Meghan Markle once tried to get hired as a model on The Wendy Williams Show, according to the host, but she didn’t get the job.
Wendy, 54, was talking about the Duchess of Sussex’s controversial Wimbledon photo ban on Wednesday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show when she shared that the former actress had applied to work on the talk show.
‘She came here to be on one of our models. We do the fashion — things like that,’ the host explained. ‘This was before she met the man — the redhead — Harry, but Meghan knows Wendy’s show, Meghan wanted to work here.’
Small world: Wendy Williams, 54, revealed on her talk show Wednesday that Meghan Markle once tried to work for her
Looking back: The host recalled how the royal came to the show to be one of their models before she met Prince Harry, saying: ‘Meghan knows “Wendy Show”‘
The show has been on for 11 years, and Meghan likely applied for the job before she landed her role on Suits, which premiered in 2011.
Although the revelation is news to many, it actually wasn’t the first time Wendy has referenced Meghan’s attempt to work for her before her acting career took off.
Back in February, the host mentioned the Duchess of Sussex had applied for a job on the show while talking to actress AnnaLynne McCord about the royal’s small roll on the first episode of the CW’s 90210 reboot.
In the saucy clip, Meghan’s character, who was coincidentally named Wendy, was caught giving oral sex to Ethan (Dustin Milligan) in a car parked in the school’s parking lot.
‘She’s got quite the past,’ Wendy said, later calling her a ‘random princess.’
The comment came just a few months after Wendy talked about Meghan’s estranged family and compared her to Kate Middleton while on air.
She couldn’t resist pointing out that Meghan worked on ‘Deal or No Deal’ as one of the game show’s ‘suitcase girls,’ the mini dress-clad models who are responsible for carrying and opening the metal briefcases that play a key role in the set-up.
‘I respect Meghan Markle’s hustle and I respect her game. However, she’s a bit of a wild card, you know, because she goes from being the “Deal or No Deal” girl — so this is a girl looking for game,’ Wendy said.
Throwback: Meghan, pictured in 2006, took numerous odd jobs while trying to make it as an actress at the start of her career
Humble beginnings: Meghan was a ‘suitcase girl’ on the game show ‘Deal or No Deal’ between 2006 and 2007, ten years before she met Prince Harry
‘She came here to Wendy to find out what she could do here. She’s been here, she’s been in our building, we have her DNA.’
Meghan’s stint on the game show — which was hosted by Howie Mandel — lasted for a little less than a year, between 2006 and 2007, ten years before she met Prince Harry.
The royal opened up about her short time on the game show while speaking with Esquire in 2013.
Hot topic: Wendy also talked about Meghan’s controversial Wimbledon photo ban, making it clear she wasn’t on the royal’s side
‘I would put that in the category of things I was doing while I was auditioning to try to make ends meet. I went from working in the U.S. Embassy in Argentina to ending up on “Deal.” It’s run the gamut,’ she said. ‘Definitely working on “Deal or No Deal” was a learning experience, and it helped me to understand what I would rather be doing.’
However she didn’t seem overly proud of the job, adding: ‘…if that’s a way for me to gloss over that subject, then I will happily shift gears into something else.’
Wendy’s opinion of Meghan has certainly flip-flopped over the years.
In November 2016, she predicted the Suits star’s relationship with Prince Harry was going to end, saying: ‘The family’s going to mess it up.’
However, by May 2017, she was telling her guest — and Meghan’s close friend —Priyanka Chopra that she thinks the prince and the actress are ‘a good couple.’
‘I want them to take it all the way to the kingdom,’ she added.
On Wednesday’s episode, Wendy made it clear that she wasn’t on Meghan’s side regarding her Wimbledon photo ban, which has been making headlines this week.
‘If you are a public person with a public persona, then every time you step out of the house you got to be expected that somebody is going to approach you to want a picture, or they’re going to be doing weird stuff like taking pictures behind your back,’ she said.
Taking sides: ‘I’m not team you,’ she said. ‘I am team the people, and you gotta give the people what they want’
How about that: Wendy said her on-staff lawyer Jen Klear was at Wimbledon that day and managed to get a snapshot of Meghan. The candid shot was shown on the screen behind her
Meghan has been at the center of a row over whether her surprise visit to Court 1 last Thursday to watch Serena Williams with friends was ‘in a private capacity’ because there were 12,000 people at the match and millions watching on TV.
The Duchess of Sussex’s bodyguards warned tennis fans not to take pictures of her at Wimbledon, so she could ‘engage with people rather than camera phones,’ a royal source told MailOnline earlier this week.
However, Wendy did not agree.
‘I’m not team you,’ she said. ‘I am team the people, and you gotta give the people what they want.
‘You were an actress so you were familiar with Hollywood,’ she added, ‘and now you’re on a bigger stage being a part of the royal family, and you might not want your picture taken, but people are weird these days, always wanting pictures and junk.
According to Wendy, there was at least one person at the match who got a snapshot of Meghan sitting in the stands: her on-staff lawyer Jen Klear.
‘She was at Wimbledon. She was sitting right there, and she took a picture,’ Wendy said as the snapshot appeared on the screen behind her.
‘Jen that’s an awesome picture,’ she added. ‘You know what? This show is so ridiculous.’