The former working Royal Family member would "occasionally" organise photoshoots and "let information slip to the press".
That's according to authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie who wrote the book Finding Freedom, a phrase Markle knows all too well.
They claim: "Meghan, before she met Harry, had occasionally set up a paparazzi photo here and there or let info slip out to the press."
Despite this, the authors reckon "she did everything in her power to protect the privacy of her relationship with the prince".
Duran and Scobie added: "She knew that keeping things quiet meant that they could get to know each other without pressure of further worries that came from reporters covering and commenting on their burgeoning romance."
It comes after one photographer, who recently captured the Duchess, confessed she was not tipped off by Markle of her proactive PR team.
Snapper Jill Ishkanian claims Meghan "absolutely does not" tip her off on her whereabouts.
"No one calls me, trust me. I have absolutely no support, I do everything by myself. It's a total pain in the butt when you get their picture to be totally honest," she admitted.
"I picked up my iPhone, I knew if I picked up a big camera, she's trouble."
The Sunday Star approached Meghan's representatives for comment.
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