Story On Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Wedding “Postponed To 2018” Is Fake News

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Prince Harry Meghan Markle Wedding

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A story claiming Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has been “postponed to 2018” is fake news. The couple was never set to wed this year in the first place. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

Amid endless speculation about an engagement, Celeb Dirty Laundry is skipping ahead with an article about the alleged nuptials. Without citing any specific sources, the webloid asserts, “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has reportedly been postponed until 2018. New reports say that palace aides have been told to clear their schedules as the British royals prepare to welcome Meghan into the family in what will most likely be the 2018 wedding of the year.” The site does not identify to which “reports” it is supposedly referring.

In fact, the outlet goes on to indicate that its contentions are speculative at best. “While a lot of royal fans have been hoping for a winter wedding, it won’t happen this year. There’s a strong chance that Harry and Meghan will have to wait until Kate Middleton gives birth to her third baby in April of 2018. There’s no way that they’ll be able to do it beforehand, with the possibility that Kate might give birth earlier than expected,” writes the online publication. CDL is making declarative statements about what can’t happen, but without any evidence, and then using phrases like “strong chance” that show there’s nothing official about the assertions at all.

The webloid has no idea what Prince Harry is or isn’t thinking, yet tells readers, “At this point, it’s safe to say that Prince Harry is taking his sweet time. Of course, Kate Middleton’s pregnancy sure is helping him buy time, too. Harry is probably feeling pressured to propose to Meghan Markle and make things official between them, but he knows that she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. He’s waited his entire life for a woman like Meghan and there’s no way that he’ll let her slip through his fingers. That’s why he wants to make sure that his proposal will be perfectly executed.”

Again, there is nothing to back any of those statements up. Celeb Dirty Laundry ultimately acknowledges, “So far Buckingham Palace has not made any comments about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding or their engagement plans for that matter.” So who, then, would leak information about a postponement to a gossip blog? No one. Gossip Cop is told by our own royal sources at Kensington Palace, who, as always, spoke on the condition of anonymity, that no plans about Prince Harry getting married are being fed to this site, much like nothing was “confirmed” to OK! when it published a “royal wedding” cover story earlier this year.

Any legitimate news will come directly from the Palace. And since there have been no public plans for Markle and Prince Harry to wed in 2017, this tale about a delay until next year is simply nonsense.

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