Meghan Markle once wanted to be more like Ivanka Trump

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement 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 Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Two years before she caught the eye of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was a little known American TV actress who co-starred on “Suits,” a legal drama few had heard about.

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Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement last month. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Still, Markle had a regular acting gig and that’s a huge accomplishment in the grueling entertainment industry. Moreover, she had begun to carve out two promising alternative career tracks — as an advocate for women’s empowerment in the global arena and as a lifestyle guru.

With her lifestyle blog, “Tig,” the pretty, peppy Markle shared recipes, travel tips and general thoughts on how to lead a happy, balanced life.

But with all Markle had thus far accomplished, she still felt she needed to do more — to be more. And who did she look to for inspiration?

Ivanka Trump.

That’s right, the daughter of Donald Trump, who would launch his controversial presidential campaign the next year. His words and actions as a candidate would prompt the staunchly feminist Markle to eventually call Ivanka Trump’s father “divisive” and “misogynist” in an interview a few months before she began to date Harry, the fifth in line to the British throne, in 2016.

Rick Hoffman and Meghan Markle at a promotional event for ‘Suits’ in 2013. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

But back to 2014: That’s when Markle wrote glowingly on “Tig” about her admiration for Ivanka Trump and her desire to learn from her and be more like her.

“Staggeringly beautiful, no question, but so incredibly savvy and intelligent that she’s not just carved a niche for herself under her father’s famed Trump notoriety, she has undoubtedly created her own empire,” Markle wrote in her introduction to what would turn out to be a brief email conversation with Ivanka Trump that she posted on Tig.

Her introduction included a vow that she would get together for drinks with Ivanka Trump the next time she was in New York.

“This much I know — when we have drinks, I will make sure I order whatever she does – because this woman seems to have the formula for success (and happiness) down pat,” Markle wrote.

(Markle shuttered “Tig,” once it

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