SHE is the girlfriend of one of the world’s most famous royals, but Meghan Markle’s previous role was more streetwise than royal.
Prince Harry’s latest push appears in recently released footage from the 2015 London-based gangster film Anti-Social.
The American actress, 35, plays model Kirsten, who embarks on a whirlwind romance with graffiti artist Dee, played by British actor Gregg Sulkin.
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New photos of Meghan Markle see her playing a more serious role in new Anti-Social gangster movie
Based on three high-profile real-life crimes, including the 2009 Graff Diamonds theft, Anti-Social sees Dee and Kirsten’s relationship grow as Dee’s brother, a diamond thief, starts a gang war against a wave of daredevil raids.
The film also stars the British grime artist and winner of the Mercury Skepta Prize, and was directed by Reg Traviss, a former partner of late singer Amy Winehouse.
Meghan filmed her scenes in London for over a year before embarking on her romance with Harry.
In the film, Meghan plays model Kirsten, who embarks on a whirlwind romance with graffiti artist Dee, played by British actor Gregg Sulkin (pictured with Meghan)
Meghan filmed her scenes in London over a year before embarking on her romance with Prince Harry
The couple are believed to have formed a relationship earlier this year while visiting Toronto, Canada, where Markle lives and works on the American drama series Suits.
The new footage of Markle has been unveiled ahead of a special edition digital release of the film in the UK and Ireland next month.
Traviss said the new version of the film, which he created to delve deeper into one of the storylines, “focuses much more on the story’s criminal threats” and “aims to appeal to an international audience.”
The couple reportedly formed a relationship earlier this year when they visited Toronto, Canada, where Markle lives and works on the American drama series Suits.
The palace officially announced that the couple had been in a relationship “for months” in a statement by the prince last week
Prince Harry’s relationship with TV star Meghan came to light late last month when fans spotted the matching friendship bracelets the couple had been wearing for months.
Meghan shared a photo of herself wearing her bracelet while staying at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, sparking rumors she was close to the young royal.
Prince Harry, who was fiercely protective of his new love when he issued a statement condemning the ‘wave of abuse and harassment’ he said Meghan had been subjected to by the media since rumors surfaced started circulating about their relationship.
The Mail exclusively revealed footage of Meghan this week in Kensington, near Harry’s home at Kensington Palace.
It was also revealed earlier this week that Prince Harry’s new girlfriend hasn’t had enough time to meet the Queen due to her acting commitments.
Meghan could only spend two days in London with her prince due to her schedule.
She flew to Canada to continue filming the legal drama Suits and was not there to join Harry and watch England’s rugby match against South Africa last night.
Meghan’s visit to London followed Harry’s own trip to Toronto to spend Halloween with her.