Meghan Markle “Happy” Prince Harry Quit Smoking Is Made-Up Story

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Meghan Markle Prince Harry Quit Smoking

By Holly Nicol |

Meghan Markle Prince Harry Quit Smoking

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A story about Meghan Markle being “so happy” that Prince Harry has quit smoking is completely made-up. Gossip Cop can correct this claim. We’re told no one close to the actress shared this or anything about her royal relationship with an unreliable website.

As recently reported, Prince Harry quit smoking for his fiancee, a habit he’s had for a number of years. So, to capitalize on that news, HollywoodLife has manufactured an article titled, “Meghan Markle ‘So Happy’ Prince Harry Quit Smoking For Her Before Royal Wedding.” In the story, a so-called “source” is quoted telling the often discredited outlet, “She always hated kissing Harry after he had been smoking.” The alleged tipster adds that no matter how strong a breath freshener he used after a cigarette, “Meghan could still taste the tobacco and smell the smoke on his clothes.”

The same seemingly fake “insider” further states, “Meghan knows how tough it was for Harry to quit, so she really appreciates him quitting just for her.” “Harry says it’s the least he can do, seeing as Meghan is moving to the other side of the world and giving up her acting career,” concludes the questionable source.

HollywoodLies, as it’s known, is merely stating the obvious. Of course the former “Suits” actress is happy Prince Harry is giving up smoking. It would really only be news if the blog ran a headline that read, “Meghan Markle ‘So Upset’ Prince Harry Quit Smoking For Her Before Royal Wedding.” Regardless, Gossip Cop is told no one remotely close to Markle is sharing anything about their personal lives with untrustworthy gossip websites.

What’s more, it’s glaringly obvious that the quotes used in the piece are entirely fake. A real “source” wouldn’t repeat the subjects’ names in every single sentence, nor would a reputable royal insider refer to Prince Harry as just “Harry.” Those connected to the palace typically refer to Prince Harry using his royal titles. Still, Gossip Cop fact-checked, and we’re assured HollywoodLies’ report is 100 percent “made-up.” The blog is pretending to have insight into Markle’s reaction to Prince Harry giving up cigarettes when it really doesn’t have any.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve exposed the outlet for falsely claiming to have “exclusive” information about the newly engaged couple. For example, Gossip Cop busted HollywoodLies just yesterday for manufacturing a story about Prince Harry giving Markle a sapphire-and-diamond bracelet that belonged to Princess Diana as a wedding gift. Much like that phony tale, this latest one about Markle’s reaction to Prince Harry quitting smoking is equally made-up.

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