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Meghan Markle told Kate Middleton she "practically forced" Prince William to "cheat"? That's the premise behind a new and untrue tabloid cover story. With the exception of the spelling of their names and a few other facts, much of the magazine's article is fiction, complete with a string of unverifiable quotes. Gossip Cop, however, is not entirely surprised by the falsity of the report, considering the outlet that published the unsubstantiated claim has a history of being provably wrong about the royals.

On the heels of its sister publication, In Touch, running a discredited cover story that exclaimed, "Princess' Worst Nightmare: William Cheats On Kate — With Her Friend" (a woman identified as Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley), Life & Style now contends it has "exclusively learned that rather than offer a shoulder to cry on, Meghan took the opportunity to tell Kate that William's alleged wandering eye is her fault." To back-up it phony narrative, an unnamed "source" is quoted as supposedly saying Markle "blames" Middleton for being Prince William reportedly being "unfaithful."

The anonymous and possibly fabricated tipster asserts Markle warned the Duchess of Cambridge that had she "made more of an effort to glam up and look sexy, William would never even have looked at another woman." The same untraceable and seemingly manufactured "insider" maintains, "Meghan told Kate that she practically forced William to cheat." "It left poor Kate in tears," adds the unidentifiable "source," with no evidence whatsoever about Prince William straying from his marriage or that the conversation between the duchesses ever took place.

The rest of the article is filled with accounts of how Middleton and Markle are very different, along with rehashed tabloid rumors about them not getting along. At the end of the magazine's cover story, its alleged source notes how Prince William is "making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and Meghan's loving that, for once, it's not her." The publication's report, however, offers no proof at all that the Duke of Cambridge had an affair with Hanbury. In fact, it's so off-base that in a rare instance, attorneys for Prince William have called this and similar tales nothing more than "false speculation."

Life & Style has a track record for publishing indisputably inaccurate cover stories about these same royal family members. Last June, for example, Gossip Cop busted the outlet for insisting Middleton was "pregnant again" with baby number four, just two months after the birth of her third child. And shortly before welcoming her son Prince Louis last April, we called out the magazine for incorrectly reporting Middleton was expecting twin girls.

Additionally, Gossip Cop debunked the tabloid's untrue cover story about Markle being pregnant with twins a full 10 months ago. It's also the same outlet that has printed a slew of bogus front page articles about Queen Elizabeth naming Prince William and Middleton the next king and queen, an act she cannot even technically do without parliament enacting a law to change the rules of succession. In reality, the only ones "cheated" are the readers of that publication who are repeatedly sold fictitious tales about the royal family.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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