Meghan Markle is fleeing to Los Angeles, according to a made-up tabloid story. Gossip Cop can bust the bogus report. The Duchess of Sussex has a busy schedule ahead of her, but it doesn't include visiting California.
Life & Style is misleading readers by featuring a photo of Markle with luggage on its cover, alongside the teaser, "Meghan's Secret Crisis: Why She Rushed Home To LA!" This is a bait and switch. The wording on the front of the issue makes readers think the former "Suits" star already made the trip, and that the picture is photographic evidence. The actual story, however, is about a supposed future trip. Still, another image used to illustrate the article also makes it seem like paparazzi caught her on the run. What the magazine doesn't tell readers is that these airport photos of Markle are from June of 2017, when she traveled to Austin for a television event.
As for the contentions in the story, amid ongoing drama with Markle's family, a so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, "She's at a breaking point. She needs to escape from the craziness." Alleges the magazine, "And that's exactly what she's going to do... Meghan's planned an emergency trip to her hometown of LA, where she'll spend time with her beloved mother, Doria Ragland, and figure out a way to deal with all the drama."
"She's holding a crisis meeting with her mom, who has some insight into her ex-husband's behavior and is hoping to help Meghan figure out how to handle him," contends another anonymous "insider." It's not explained why this "crisis meeting" has to be done with Markle in Los Angeles, as opposed to over the phone or having Ragland go to London, but the outlet maintains she "hopes that spending time with her mother in LA will help her find peace." It's further asserted that Prince Harry "agrees that Meghan needs some quality time with mom."
One of the purported "insiders" goes on to claim that while Markle would prefer to stay at her mom's home, the palace may "rent a mansion for them to stay in" for "security reasons." Insists one of the publication's untraceable sources, "She'll also catch up with old friends during her trip to California. She feels so alone in London and can't wait to be around those who have know her for years, in a place where she can really be herself again."
Notably missing from this article is just when this alleged trip is supposedly going to take place. The tabloid doesn't seem to realize that that Markle just had much of August off, with her and Prince Harry even having time to visit the Clooneys in Italy. Now, though, it's back to work. On Wednesday, the same day this report was published, Markle and Prince Harry attended a special performance of Hamilton that served as a fundraiser for one of the duke's charities.
And, as Kensington Palace recently announced on Twitter, Markle and Prince Harry will attend the WellChild Awards next week, as well as a music gala two days later. While additional events for September have not yet been revealed, it's already known October will be a busy month for the couple. Prince Harry and Markle will be making official visits to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, a trip that will coincide with the Invictus Games in Sydney. Exactly when, then, is Markle going to have time to flee to Los Angeles? It's quite obvious, Life & Style is making it up.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.