Meghan Markle's former business dream was to sell lollipops

By Hanna Fillingham

Meghan Markle may have had a successful acting career and now-closed lifestyle blog, not to mention plenty of charitable endeavours and fashion campaigns, but the royal bride-to-be seems to have also set her sights on selling sweets! According to TMZ, documents show Meghan and a friend filing to trademark the name 'Lali' in 2012, with the intention of selling lollipops and candies, though they abandoned the trademark just over two years later.

Meghan Markle had her sights set on owning a candy company

The former Suits actress is a self-confessed foodie and has previously opened up about her favourite dish while talking to Good Housekeeping magazine. Meghan said that she particularly enjoys hosting dinner parties, and that her roasted chicken – the dish she and Prince Harry were cooking when he proposed to her - is a "game changer."

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She said: "There is honestly nothing as delicious, or as impressive, in my opinion, as a perfectly roasted chicken. It's a game-changer. I bring that to dinner parties and make a lot of friends." Meghan added that her fridge is always stocked with carrots and hummus, saying: "I love them and so does my dog, Bogart, strangely – a green juice, almond milk, for sure, and a chia seed pudding I make every single week. So easy, so good. I really love to cook."

Meghan is now set to tie the knot with Prince Harry in May

It was recently revealed by Kensington Palace that Meghan's first official gift received following the royal engagement news was – fittingly - an apron. Prince William received the present on behalf of her during his official visit to Finland, which took place between Nov. 29 and 30.

In their first ever TV interview following their engagement, Meghan spoke about making dinner with her fiancé during a "cozy night in." She said: "It was just a cozy night, it was - what we were doing? Just roasting chicken… trying to roast a chicken and it was just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee." The couple will tie the knot in May, and Meghan recently revealed that she was "so excited" for the big day during a visit to Brixton in early January.

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