Meghan Markle Playing Cupid For Kate Middleton’s Brother?

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Meghan Markle Cupid Priyanka Chopra

By Gossip Cop Staff |

Meghan Markle Cupid Priyanka Chopra

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Meghan Markle is playing cupid for Priyanka Chopra and James Middleton, according to a highly-suspect report. Gossip Cop investigated the story, and found no merit to the contentions. Below, we break down the article’s red flags.

Under the headline “Meghan Plays Cupid For Priyanka,” Star contends in its latest issue, “On the heels of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s rumored engagement, Star has learned that the ‘Suits’ actress is playing matchmaker for longtime pal Priyanka Chopra and Duchess Kate’s brother, James Middleton.” The first sign that this tale is suspicious lays right in that sentence. The tabloid refers to Markle’s “rumored engagement,” an indication that it is not sure if she is in fact engaged to Prince Harry, yet it still wants readers to believe that it has insight on Markle setting up people on a date.

If the gossip magazine really had inside access to the actress’ world, it would know whether or not she’s engaged and not have to refer to something as being “rumored.” In addition, just last week Star had a cover story announcing Markle and Prince Harry were “secretly engaged” after he supposedly popped the question in Zambia over the summer. The outlet claimed to have all the “bombshell details” of the proposal. But after Gossip Cop exposed the article as fabricated, the publication is back to calling the engagement “rumored,” which shows that it isn’t actually in-the-know at all.

So with that in mind, it’s hard to accept that the tabloid is being truthful when it claims to know about Markle being a “matchmaker.” Still, a so-called “source” is quoted as saying of Middleton and Chopra, “Meghan arranged for the pair to meet up for lunch a couple of weeks ago when James was in L.A. for work. It went so well, they had dinner, too.” This part contains the second red flag. There’s been no confirmation of Markle spending extensive time with Kate, so how would she know her brother so well that she’s setting him up on dates? Aside from both attending Pippa’s wedding reception earlier this year, there is no known connection, at this point, between Markle and Middleton, yet this tale has her meddling in his love life.

The magazine’s supposed snitch goes on to say, “If Priyanka plays her cards right, she and Meghan could both end up joining the royal family.” And that is the third sign this piece is bogus. Markle would indeed end up a part of the royal family if she weds Prince Harry, but given that the Middletons are not royal, Chopra would not be part of the royal family simply by marrying Middleton. Kate is royal, James is not. He is related to the royal family due to his sister, and his eventual wife will share that connection, but not actually “join” the royal family.

Despite all these red flags showing Star doesn’t know what it’s talking about, Gossip Cop still investigated with one of our Markle contacts, who dismissed the story on background as just plain “silly.” That’s a word that can describe the outlet on occasion, but also just plain “wrong” often fits, too, like last month when it actually claimed Markle was “15 weeks pregnant.” It’s quite obvious the publication has no real knowledge on an engagement, a pregnancy or the star playing cupid.

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