The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is said to have told a journalist that womaniser Cole, also 38, “tried very hard” to get her attention on Twitter back in 2013, reports The Sun.
It is said to have been part of a “determined” drive by the then-actress to boost her profile by appearing in UK tabloids.
But Matty Cole said: “It’s nonsense, completely made up. He definitely wouldn’t have to beg Meghan Markle for a date.
“She’s not the kind of girl he goes for anyway, and he’s never fancied her.”
Meghan last month claimed the British media was trying to “destroy” her.
But a showbiz editor revealed she “all but begged” for tabloid exposure two years before she met Harry.
Last month, TV presenter Lizzie Cundy — a former friend of the Duchess — described her as “manipulating”.
Cundy said she had “seen a different side” to Meghan since she joined the royal family last year.
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