A story claiming Meghan Markle has been âin tearsâ over âscrutinyâ of her supposed âroyal faux pasâ was made-up. As Gossip Cop has already explained, the Duchess of Sussex hasnât really done anything wrong. Now we can bust this bogus follow-up article.
Earlier this week, some outlets drew attention to video of Markle crossing her legs for a second before transitioning into the âduchess slant,â which is said to be the preferred posture for seated women of the royal family. This was sensationalized by some outlets into a âfaux pas,â but more ridiculously, HollywoodLife also accused Markle of committing a âroyal faux pasâ by supposedly trying to hold Prince Harryâs hand at an event. As Gossip Cop reported, there is no protocol against hand-holding, and the newlyweds have done so multiple times, including at last weekâs Royal Ascot with Queen Elizabeth in attendance. But even still, the footage of Markle didnât show her trying to take her husbandâs hand, anyway.
In other words, this was a non-controversy. But now the site is claiming to know Markleâs reaction to this nonexistent scandal. According to the blogâs spin, the former actress has ârun into some issues when it comes to her royal behavior.â Itâs specifically alleged she was âjust accused of breaking royal protocol and âdisrespecting the queenâ when she crossed her legs at a royal engagement,â and that âshortly after, she attempted to hold Prince Harryâs hand in public â which just isnât what the royals do.â As Gossip Cop has already explained, Markleâs legs were barely crossed for a second, and the royals are 100 percent allowed to hold hands in public. There is scores of photo evidence of this.
But to add credence to its phony narrative, the website quotes a so-called âpalace insider,â who claims Markle âreally beats herself up when she gets even the tiniest thing wrong.â The outlet goes on contend that these purported âfaux pasâ are âdevastating to her,â with the questionable source even maintaining, âsome days she ends up in tears.â Itâs this section that proves the article is a fabrication.
If the online publication really had a âpalace insider,â as asserted, it would know Markle wouldâve committed no wrong if she tried to hold hands with Prince Harry in public. Additionally, any source connected to the royal family wouldnât talk to a gossip site about the Duchess crying. But itâs long been known that the blogâs supposed âsourcesâ and âinsidersâ are inauthentic. Last summer, Gossip Cop called out HollywoodLies, as itâs often called, for flip-flopping on whether or not Markle and Prince Harry were engaged. It was apparent then that the website didnât have real insight, which became even clearer when they actually got engaged the following fall. Now itâs obvious once more that the outletâs stories are made-up.