But as time has passed, it's become clear Meghan's Hollywood beginnings may have actually provided the best kind of training to prepare her for life within the tight sanctum of the royal inner circle. Meghan's focus has now fallen in line with royal interests.
Her previous experience with the fame game has equipped her with the skills necessary to handle the worldwide media scrutiny she now faces on a daily basis. She's taken a hiatus from social media, which resulted in an image overhaul. Instead of sexy selfies and fashion shoots, she's using her platform to highlight inspirational messages and draw attention to biracial issues.
It's no longer a case of if Prince Harry will propose to his girlfriend Meghan Markle, but when.
After three months of living in domestic bliss at Harry's two-bedroom pad in Kensington Palace, just doors away from Prince William and Kate Middleton's home, it's looking increasingly likely we will soon have an American princess in the British royal family. "Harry is ready to settle down and Meghan feels the same way.
One royal source told me they are expecting an engagement to be announced this summer, possibly August, while another predicts it could come even sooner.
Before then, Harry and Meghan will be forced to spend time on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
So when, last November, the 32-year-old took the extraordinary step of releasing a statement to protect his new girlfriend from "a wave of abuse and harassment," it became clear he believed Meghan was very different from the girls he'd fallen for in the past. Dating the world's most eligible bachelor hasn't seemed to faze Meghan in the slightest.