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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not have their "first fight" over a prenup, despite a manufactured report that was published by a tabloid and later picked up by a slew of unreliable websites. Gossip Cop can correct this bogus claim. We're told it's "ridiculous."

The off-base story was fabricated by OK!, which alleges Queen Elizabeth has seen "too many royal marriages end in divorce" and doesn't want her grandson to "take any chances with his reported $40 million fortune." In the article, a so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "Meghan can see where the queen is coming from, but at the same time, she's insulted that it would even cross the queen's mind that Meghan would have an ulterior motive for marrying Harry." The outlet's dubious "insider" continues to claim that the actress "loves Harry, and money is the last thing on her mind."

Not surprisingly, the often discredited HollywoodLife, which rarely fact-checks, picked up the erroneous story. In that equally bogus report, the website untruthfully alleges that a "potential prenup is driving a wedge in their relationship." And after wrongly asserting that "things are tense" between Prince Harry and Markle, the outlet goes on to regurgitate the tabloid's claim about how the former "Suits" star feels "insulted" that she's been asked to sign a financial agreement.

The equally untrustworthy Celebrity Insider also jumped on the bandwagon, manufacturing an article with the headline, "Trouble Is Paradise? Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Have Huge Fight Over Prenup!" In that tall tale, the outlet purports that their "seemingly perfect relationship has been affected by their prenup discussions," and "things have turned really tense for the duo." Again, the webloid simply mimics OK!'s original report, claiming Queen Elizabeth is pressuring Prince Harry to protect his fortune.

Remember, Gossip Cop has busted OK!, the source material for this string of inaccurate stories, on a number of occasions for its inaccurate royal tales. We corrected the magazine in October for falsely alleging Markle was pregnant with Prince Harry's baby. Still, Gossip Cop fact-checked the stories, and a source close to Markle tells us the claim about the couple having their "first fight" over a prenup is not only "untrue," but completely "ridiculous."

The only remotely factual aspect of the report is that there's been a number of divorces within the royal family over the years, but no one has ever laid claim to royal possessions. Additionally, there's no evidence that a British royal has ever signed a prenuptial agreement. Prince Charles and Prince William, for example, never signed a prenup, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not sign a prenuptial agreement either and follow the family footsteps. The story is simply fiction.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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