A report alleging Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's "baby plans" have been "revealed" was made up. Gossip Cop can reveal what's really going on.
HollywoodLife likes to pretend it has sources and insiders close to some of the biggest stars in the world who give them "exclusive scoop" and "exclusive details" not shared with any reputable outlets. These stories are crafted for the sole purpose of providing search engines with original content and duping fans into clicking on search results and social media posts. The goal is not to deliver real, genuine, verified, authentic or legitimate news. It's just about exploiting and capitalizing on hot topics whenever possible.
This week, the webloid has decided to focus on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. On Monday, in a blatant flip-flop from its prior stories, HollywoodLies claimed it had a "source" confirming Prince Harry and Markle were not in a "rush" to get married. This contradicted several past articles in which the site wrongly asserted they were engaged and wedding planning. Gossip Cop called out not just the reversal, but also the fabricated "source." And now we can call out the predictable follow-up story, which is headlined, "Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Baby Plans Revealed — It's 'Definitely In The Cards.'"
In the new piece, a so-called "Buckingham Palace insider" is quoted as saying, "They have talked marriage and babies, and it is definitely in the cards. It's just a case of when and how." Gossip Cop is going to be blunt: No insider at Buckingham Palace, or Kensington Palace, would be speaking with a random U.S. blog like HollywoodLies about a royal's plans to have children. And what does this supposed snitch reveal, anyway? Nothing that isn't already known. Prince Harry has said he hopes to have a family one day, and it's a "case of when and how" for virtually all couples.
Furthermore, this story goes on to contradict the one before it. The first post maintained the couple was not in any "rush" to tie the knot and wanted to take time to be sure marriage was right for them. Yet here the online publication declares a wedding "may actually be sooner rather than later." If HollywoodLies actually had palace connections, it wouldn't have published two conflicting claims in a matter of hours. It's also quite obvious that this "Buckingham Palace insider" isn't reveal given the way the quotes refer to "Harry" over and over. That's a suspect casualness that goes against protocol.
Both of these pieces, and Gossip Cop wouldn't be surprised if there are more to follow, come less than a week after OK! ran a completely untrue cover story about Markle and Prince Harry recently getting engaged. After that was proven to be false, HollywoodLies is now trying to seize fan interest, and is pretending it has the inside scoop on what's really going on. But contrary to the webloid's proclamations, the only thing "revealed" in this "baby plans revealed" story is what a fraud the site is.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.