Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Marriage On The Rocks One Month After Wedding?

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Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the rocks just one month after the royal wedding? That’s the latest claim from the same tabloid that falsely alleged earlier this month that the Duchess is pregnant with twins. Gossip Cop looked into this new allegation.

“The Honeymoon’s Over! Harry Storms Out On Meghan,” exclaims a headline in the National Enquirer. According to this purported “world exclusive,” the newlyweds’ marriage has already “hit the rocks following a blistering fight.” A so-called “royal insider” is quoted as saying, “Harry and Meghan hadn’t even had time to unpack from their honeymoon when tempers flared.”

The blame is put on Markle allegedly wanting to shirk her royal responsibilities because she’s supposedly pregnant. The supermarket tabloid points out that the couple has their first royal tour scheduled for this fall, but claims her “excitement turned to horror when she learned they could be at risk for contracting” the Zika virus, which is especially dangerous for pregnant women, while overseas. In highly suspicious language, the alleged source contends, “I’m told Meghan turned to Harry and announced, ‘Of course, if the threat of Zika is still there in October, we will cancel the trip.'”

“I’m hearing Harry blew up at her,” continues the purported snitch, “[and] yelled, ‘No, we will NOT cancel! You’re a member of the royal family now — if we commit to something, we do it!'” The phrases “I’m told” and “I’m hearing,” however, are telltales signs that these claims are illegitimate. If either the magazine or its supposed “insider” were actually in the know, they’d have first-hand knowledge or direct confirmation of what did or didn’t transpire.

Still, the “source” maintains “things escalated to the point where Meghan was in tears and Harry walked out.” The outlet alleges the Duke “stormed out” of Kensington Palace and “dramatically ripped off his ring, shouting, ‘I don’t why I married you.'” As proof to support this narrative, the article is illustrated with a photo of Prince Harry wearing his wedding band on May 22 and a photo of him without it on June 7. Asks the tabloid, “What are you trying to hide, Harry?”

Actually, it’s the magazine doing the hiding, as the National Enquirer conveniently fails to mention that the photos of Prince Harry without his ring were taken as he went for a workout. It’s fairly common for people to leave their jewelry at home when going to the gym, and his ring was back on when Prince Harry and Markle went to the Royal Ascot on Tuesday, where they showed quite a bit of PDA. The outing also happened to mark their one-month anniversary.

As for their royal tour this fall, Kensington Palace announced the couple is set to visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. According to the CDC’s map of areas with Zika, it is only the latter two locales where there is a risk for pregnant women. It stands to reason that if Markle was really expecting, the palace would not have included those places on her itinerary. But as Gossip Cop already reported, Markle is not actually pregnant with twins, contrary to a cover story the tabloid peddled late last month.

Note that that issue came out before it was revealed in early June that she and Prince Harry would be traveling to Fiji and Tonga. Again, it makes little sense to claim that Markle is expecting, but the palace decided to make plans for her to visit destinations where both her and the alleged babies’ health may be at risk, anyway. It is also far-fetched to claim that the former “Suits” star brought this issue to her husband’s attention, yet he demanded she fulfill her obligations anyway, regardless of the potential consequences.

What’s also significant is that no reputable publication has reported that the Duchess is already pregnant. On the contrary, Us Weekly reported two weeks ago that while Markle and Prince Harry want kids “right away,” they “won’t rush into anything” because they “have a lot on their plate right now.” Additionally, Markle and Prince Harry are going to Dublin next month, where People noted she’ll have the “the chance to knock back a pint” of Guinness. Obviously she wouldn’t be doing that if she was pregnant.

To recap, the tabloid insists Markle is expecting and that she fought with Prince Harry over their upcoming travel plans, but neither claim can be substantiated. The magazine tries to make hay out of the Duke not wearing his wedding ring as he went to the gym, even though he’s been photographed wearing it since then. And all the outlet really has to offer is suspicious quotes from an untraceable “palace insider.” For all of these reasons, it’s apparent this article is not credible and shouldn’t be trusted.


Hearon, Sarah. “Prince Harry Steps Out Solo Sans Wedding Ring for Post-Honeymoon Workout.” Us Weekly, 7 June 2018.

Gonzales, Erica. “Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Packed on the PDA at Their First Royal Ascot Together.” Harper's BAZAAR, 19 June 2018.

Perry, Simon. “It's Official! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Announced Their First Royal Tour.” People, 10 June 2018.

“Travelers' Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Weiss, Shari. “Meghan Markle NOT Pregnant With Twins, Despite Report.” Gossip Cop, 30 May 2018.

“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Want Kids 'Right Away'.” Us Weekly, 6 June 2018.

Perry, Simon. “Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Announced Their Next Big Tour (There Will Be a Pub Stop!).” People, 19 June 2018.

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