Meghan Markle allegedly wanted to date Prince William when she was much younger.

In its August 2 issue, In Touch Weekly claimed that the Duchess of Sussex had a huge poster of Prince William in her room.

And an unnamed former friend of Markle told the tabloid that she was in love with the Duke of Cambridge.

 A source for the tabloid also claimed that Markle was ecstatic when she found out that Prince William and Kate Middleton split. But her happiness didn’t last very long because the Cambridges found their way back into each other’s arms again.

So, the Suits alum allegedly put Plan B into mention and that is to meet Prince Harry. This way, she could still get close to her dream man, Prince William.

Before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot, Markle allegedly confessed to Prince Harry that she lied about not knowing the royal family.

But the former actress purposely kept her crush for Prince William a secret from Prince Harry.

“She was either embarrassed or it suddenly didn’t seem important or she was afraid of what his reaction would be,” the source said.

After the Sussexes tied the knot, Markle allegedly came clean about her attraction for Prince William, and Prince Harry was shocked.

The Duke of Sussex was surprised because Markle didn’t tell him sooner. However, he wasn’t necessarily surprised that his wife had a crush on Prince William while she was growing up.

And it didn’t also take long before Middleton found out about Markle’s so-called secret.

“It explains why Kate hated Meghan from the start. It’s not that she feels threatened by Meghan – it’s the fact that Meghan didn’t tell Harry sooner. Kate has always been protective of Harry,” the source said.

Before Prince Harry and Markle tied the knot in 2017, the latter claimed that she didn’t know much about the royal family.

In March, she stood by her previous statement while speaking with Oprah Winfrey.

However, some people claimed that this wasn’t entirely the truth. Markle was reportedly a huge fan of the royal family. And she even traveled to the United Kingdom years ago.

But there is no proof that Markle had a crush on Prince William or that she wanted to date him over Prince Harry.

It is possible that Markle was just attracted to Prince William while she was growing up because he’s good-looking.