Meghan Markle is pregnant with a baby girl, according to a wrong tabloid cover story claiming Kensington Palace has released a statement confirming she and Prince Harry are expecting. Gossip Cop can debunk the report. The palace has not announced any pregnancy news.
But the new cover of New Idea blares, âOfficial Palace Statement: Weâve Having A Baby! Itâs A Girl.â As clear from the press releases on the official website for the royal family, no statement has been made about Markle being pregnant. The most recent release about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is in regards to their upcoming trip to Ireland.
Following the unequivocal lie on the cover, the magazine announces Markle and Prince Harryâs âbaby joyâ inside the issue. And because the outlet doesnât really have an âofficial palace statementâ about a pregnancy, since none exists, it cites a so-called âroyal cameraman,â who claims that a âroyal baby is on its way.â As proof, this unnamed photographer contends that Markleâs âplacement at the back of the balcony during the Trooping the Colour celebrationsâ was a âstrategic move to hide any sign of a baby bump.â Actually, People has already reported that Markleâs balcony position behind Kate Middleton had to do with hierarchy. Since she and Prince William are the more senior royal couple, they took their spots first, and Markle and Prince Harry stood behind them. It had nothing to do with concealing a baby bump.
If that was the case, Markle wouldnât have shown her midsection at a number of subsequent events. Acknowledging those recent outings, the publication and an untraceable âsourceâ try to make the case that sheâs come across as âpeaky,â âtiredâ and âwithdrawnâ when sheâs âusually so full of energy and very lively.â But she obviously still is. When Markle and Queen Elizabeth attended a royal event just over 10 days ago, she was laughing and smiling during the spirited appearance.
Thereâs another clear problem when the magazine asserts Prince Harry and Markle are âmaking sure to cram in as many overseas tours as they can before Meghan is too big to travel,â including a âtour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.â While itâs true the couple is scheduled to visit all of those locales this fall, the outlet doesnât acknowledge that according to the CDCâs world map of areas with the Zika virus, pregnant women are not supposed to travel to Fiji and Tonga. Obviously she wouldnât be going there if she was really expecting.
But thatâs not all. In a clear flip-flop from its cover declaration touting an âofficial palace statement,â in the article that untraceable âsourceâ merely claims âthe palace is already working on announcements.â Of course, thatâs not what the publication initially leads readers to believe. The tabloid also deceives readers by falsely asserting Markleâs father has caused controversy by âaccidentally revealing her pregnancy.â While the magazine maintains he âslipped that his daughter is expecting,â heâs done nothing of the sort. As Gossip Cop has already explained, Markleâs dad actually told âGood Morning Britainâ that sheâs wanted children, but noted, âI donât think there is a stork in the air yet.â
Gossip Cop should also add that despite the fake âitâs a girlâ quote the cover, nowhere in the actual story is it said Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a daughter. There is little doubt that Markle is going to be pregnant eventually. But when that happens, it is not going to be a tabloid or her father that reveals the news. There will, in fact, be an âofficial palace statement.â But there is no disputing that there has not been one to date. Furthermore, New Idea is not trustworthy. This is, after all, the same magazine that proved it wasnât credible when it wrongly claimed months ago that Markle and Prince Harry were âalready marriedâ last summer.
âPress Releases.â The Royal Family.
Perry, Simon, and Christina Butan. âWhy Meghan Markle Stood Behind Kate Middleton for Her Balcony Debut: ‘There’s a Pecking Order’.â People, 10 June 2018.
Mackelden, Amy. âMeghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth Shared a Special Moment As They Opened Mersey Gateway Bridge.â Harper’s BAZAAR, 14 June 2018.
âTravelers’ Health.â Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Perry, Simon. âMeghan Markle ‘Has Wanted Children for a Long Time’: ‘It Will Happen,’ Her Dad Says.â People, 18 June 2018.
Nicol, Holly. âMeghan Markle, Prince Harry NOT âAlready Married,” Despite Report.â Gossip Cop, 11 Sept. 2017.