Prince Harry’s new flame might be cooking something up. Actress and foodie Meghan Markle has been flooded with lucrative offers to do food-related shows since news broke of her relationship with the studly royal, according to a source in the television world.
It’s a significant turn of fortune for the Toronto-based beauty, who’s long harbored ambitions to be an American Nigella Lawson — and whose previous attempts to pitch herself as host of a food and travel show had previously come to little.
“Now the whole situation is different,” says our insider. “Meghan’s agents have seen their phones ringing off the hook from both sides of the Atlantic.
“With her culinary knowledge and her appeal, many TV executives feel she could be a huge star. She wanted to emulate Nigella’s shows and success; now this is her chance.”
In addition to her role on the drama “Suits,” Markle, 35, is known by fans for her food blog The TIG, where she dishes up advice on healthy eating. She also hosts a segment on the USA network called “Power Lunch,” which explores New York City lunch hotspots.
Before she took up with Harry, the actress — who recently spent a whirlwind week in London with the prince — dated Canadian superstar chef Cory Vitiello.
“Food is a huge part of my life and I absolutely love to cook,” Markle said in 2014 in an interview with V Studios. “The TIG is a great way for me to share that passion right now, but I think it’s a pretty safe bet to say I will be guest judging on some food competition shows one day soon and likely releasing a cookbook down the road.”
She added that she and a British chef friend, Tom Sellers, “have often talked about doing a food show together where we travel and eat our way through a country, much like Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali did for PBS with ‘Spain: On The Road Again.’”