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Actress Meghan Markle arrives on the red carpet for the Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs) in Toronto, June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Meghan Markle’s relationship with Britain’s Prince Harry has been the object of much speculation since it was first reported in October last year. However, the “Suits” actress may have subtly hinted at the romance even before that, footage from earlier in the same month, obtained exclusively by Entertainment Tonight, reportedly shows.

The 35-year-old star sat down with the founder of the “Create & Cultivate” movement, Jaclyn Johnson, to discuss her time in the entertainment industry as well as her humanitarian work, just as she announced that she had come down from London a day earlier. While Markle’s romantic relationship with the British royal was not public knowledge back then, it is possible that she had flown across the pond to visit Prince Harry, Entertainment Tonight reported.

During the chat with Johnson, Markle talked about her struggles in the industry, especially as a biracial actress, and how they made her the person she is. She reportedly said: “I ended up going into so many different auditions and you get the thickest skin of all time because it is very hard not to question something about yourself in those moments when it has nothing to do with you.”

Markle also talked about her time before she was cast in “Suits,” narrating an incident when she could not afford to repair her car and crawled through the trunk for almost five months to reach the front seat. She also discussed how her life changed after “Suits.”

Markle shared details about Prince Harry's, and his late mother Princess Diana’s, love for humanitarian work. The actress has also dedicated her time to working with the U.N. Women organization, World Vision, and has undertaken field missions in Rwanda and India in the past.

“I think being able to give back and do any sort of humanitarian work will make your life feel a lot more balanced, because you realize where your priorities should be,” Markle said during the conversation, adding that women these days “do it all!”

The actress also identified herself as a feminist, stating that it cannot be contained in airtight containers. Markle explained, “You don't have to play dress up to be a feminist. You are a feminist exactly as you are. And so, I think for me, it's not even a question of how you reconcile, it's just what it is. And I love being a woman, a feminist, and I love being girly too, so they can all co-exist. Yeah, I love being a girl boss.”