MEGHAN Markle has revealed that she never buys anything without a promo code, despite living in an £11million mansion and being married to a prince.
At the NYTDealbook Online Summit yesterday, the Duchess of Sussex, 40, also opened up about how she used to sell scrunchies as a youngster to make some cash.
In a wide-ranging discussion, she was quizzed about cutting out coupons as a child, working as a waitress – and lobbying Republican senators for parental leave.
Meghan revealed she used to make scrunchies to sell as a child and felt great “pride” in doing so.
She said: "I had my mum take me downtown to get scraps of fabric from the fabric stores and sell them like five for five bucks who knows.
“I remember the feeling of knowing that I had done something, I had invested in myself and done this labour and been compensated for it.
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“There’s a sense of pride that comes from that.”
Meghan continued: “Do they have coupons anymore?
“I don’t know, but I will never buy anything online without finding an online promo code first.
“That’s still in there, it’s a modern version of the same thing.”
In a discussion with Andrew Ross Sorkin and Ariel Investments’ boss Mellody Hobson, Meghan previously shared the array of jobs she held before making it big as an actress on Suits.
She worked in calligraphy, gift wrapping and book-binding in her 20s, and even did invitations for celebrities Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding in 2005.
Meanwhile, way before she landed her acting role in Suits, Meghan was once forced to clamber into her car through the BOOT after her doors broke when she was rushing to an audition.
The unfortunate incident is said to have happened following her landing a small part in the futuristic law office drama Century City in 2004 – long before she joined Suits in 2011.
I will never buy anything online without finding an online promo code first.
At the time she was “too broke” to get the car fixed, so the actress, who was around the age of 23, was forced to scramble through the boot for weeks.
The revelation was made in the book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton, who has published several biographies on the royal family.
He wrote in the book: “On the way to an audition one day, the electric button that unlocked the doors to her Ford Explorer failed to open. She tried the key but to no avail.
“Trying not to panic, she went around to the hatchback trunk, which used a different key. By some miracle, it opened.
“Running short on time, she had no choice but to crawl in through the back and clamber over the seat."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from the royal family in March 2020, and have since moved into a swanky £11million mansion in Santa Barbara, California.
They live there with son Archie, two, and daughter Lilibet who arrived in June this year.
A brand expert claims the couple could become the world's richest personal brand.
Andrew Bloch, branding expert and founder of Frank PR, told Fabulous: “Since moving to California and stepping down as working royals, Harry and Meghan have secured a number of lucrative business deals and personal endorsements which have seen their personal wealth rocket.
“I would estimate their combined net worth is circa £250million.
“They are really making the most of their newfound status, and their potential to become the world’s richest personal brand looks imminently achievable.
“Them becoming a billion dollar brand is certainly not out of the question. Sky is limitless.”
The couple have signed a £112million deal with subscription-based streaming service Netflix to make their own shows.
And their money-making partnership with Spotify is reported to have banked them at least £30million.
Something tells us she probably won’t have to clamber through any car boots again.
At the summit, Meghan wore bracelet that’s designed to ‘ward off undesired energy’.
Meanwhile, Meghan's ‘credibility’ questioned at Court of Appeal after bombshell new evidence from closest former aide.
And Meghan and Prince Harry ‘not interested in making things work’ with Royals as they snub Diana invite, expert says.
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