Meghan Markle fan-girled former first daughter Ivanka Trump before starting royal life, a new book reports.
The Duchess of Sussex interviewed Ivanka for her now-defunct blog “The Tig” in 2014, four years before she married Prince Harry. As author Tom Bower writes in his new book, “Revenge: The war between Meghan, Harry and the Windsors”, Now in the UK, Markle told her followers that she wants to be just like a businesswoman. “Amazingly beautiful, no question, but so incredibly smart and intelligent that she has not only carved a niche for herself under her father’s famous Trump notoriety, she has undoubtedly built her own empire,” she wrote.
“It’s so easy to knock girls who come from privilege — to assume they rested on their laurels and won praise by becoming fancy right from the womb,” she wrote. “But I always remember that Ivanka was different — she wasn’t dancing on the tables or releasing pop albums as a teenager. She wasn’t walking amok in public, swearing and being DUI’s.” Instead she was graduating from The Wharton School (less loud, I might add), launching the Trump Hotel Collection, and building her own brand.
Her email conversations with the heiress, who once owned her own perfume, shoe and bag range, as well as helping her father run the Trump property empire, left her saying that “she does it all.”
Markle wrote: “When we drink, ‘I’ll make sure I order whatever she makes – because this woman seems to have the formula for success (and happiness)’.”
She was also impressed by Ivanka’s “line between letting yourself go or looking like you” (or at least having time to put on some lipstick).
Later, Ivanka’s “beautiful designs” of shoes, furniture, and clothing were “embraced” on The Tig, Bower writes.
Then starring in “Suits”, the actress also revealed her intention to be friends with Ivanka and hang out the next time they were both in New York.
Exactly two years later, Donald J. Trump was elected president and his daughter was installed as an aide in the White House. On May 4, 2016, Marley Trump condemned in TV interview As in “wrong”. In return, Trump called him “bad.”