According to the source, Markle had made the cut on a short list of five actresses for the part, but once it was announced that she was dating Prince Harry, the list went down to four.
Meghan Markle is going have a monumental 2018.
The source continued, "The brief was to find a glamorous rising star, specifically someone American or Canadian".
After guest editing the BBC's flagship radio news program, Today, the Prince said his family had loved having Meghan with them for Christmas and that his was "the family she never had". It's such a transition in her life, and it's such a huge thing to take on.
His bad boy days of regular scuffles with photographers, of dressing as a Nazi for a friend's fancy dress party and of naked, wild romps in Las Vegas after playing strip billiards, are long gone.
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While bookies were just offering odds that she would become a Bond girl earlier this year, it seems Markle's acting career may truly be over.
Meanwhile commentator Jan Moir, writing in the right-wing Daily Mail, could hardly have been more excoriating for the usually flawless Prince's faux pas over Meghan and the royals at Christmas.
He said his father was "extremely hurt" following Prince Harry's interview in which he spoke about what it was like having Markle spend Christmas with the royal family.
"No look, she's done an absolutely incredible job".
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"She's done an absolutely unbelievable job, she's getting there and it's the family that, I suppose, she's never had".
"Actually she [Meghan] has a large family who were always there with her and for her". This time, it's her dad, and he's not happy!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have more in common than a bond with Duchess Kate an a wedding engagement - they both love Botswana, too.
"Meg's family (our family) is complete with sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the glue of our family, our unbelievable completely self-sacrificing father". In the United Kingdom edition of Elle magazine, she spoke about Christmas growing up in a mixed race family.
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