Meghan Markle Got Ghosted Just Months Before Meeting Prince Harry

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At this point, it's hard to imagine a Meghan without a Harry, but before Miss Markle got with the royal prince, she was no stranger to the dating game. After splitting from her first husband, Trevor Engleson, Meghan Markle started looking for love again, and one British singer managed to catch her eye. Unfortunately, it sounds as if he didn't exactly feel the same way. Alright ... we're intrigued.

  • Back in 2015, former The X Factor winner Matt Cardle followed Meghan on Instagram. Not exactly a love connection, but it's a start, right?

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    Matt won the show over One Direction in 2010, and clearly something about Meghan struck his fancy. A source told the Sun, “Matt followed Meghan initially in early 2015 because he thought she was a beautiful star from Suits. But he was stunned when she followed him immediately back and started messaging him. She said she was a big fan of his work."

    How's that for taking control? We love a woman who knows how to make the first move.

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  • However, Meghan and Matt's social media flirting didn't last very long.

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    Meghan reportedly proposed that they met up at some point, but according to the source, Matt met his now-girlfriend and started ghosting the actress.

    The source added, “It felt like there could have been a connection but the timing was wrong. He didn’t reply to her last message.”

    Ouuuuch.

  • We don't think Meghan was heartbroken for too long, though (if she was even heartbroken at all), because someone better came her way shortly afterward.

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    Yup, that's right -- Prince Harry! As we all know, Meghan and the prince had their blind date in early July 2016, and what happened after that is, well, royal history.

    Sure, rejection hurts, but let's be honest. Meghan faced a small dose of Instagram ghosting to become a real-life duchess. Matt Cardle, who?

    We're sure the news that the woman he once ignored via social media was soon to become a member of the royal family came as a shock to Matt, and maybe he felt a little stupid for not replying to her last message. Hindsight hurts.

  • But, in all seriousness, everything seemed to work out perfectly fine for Meghan and Matt.

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    This just goes to show that you can't force something that isn't meant to be. Matt is still happily in the relationship with the woman he met while chatting with Meghan. And the duchess is ... well ... a duchess. 

    Fairy tale endings all around!