It is said to have been part of a “determined” drive by the then U.S. soap actress to boost her profile by appearing in U.K. 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.”
Duchess 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 Duchess Meghan since she joined the Royal Family last year.
This article originally appeared in The Sun.