Queen Elizabeth was not disappointed with Meghan Markle over her first public outing with Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games, despite a bogus report. Gossip Cop can reveal the truth. We're told it's "not true."
The baseless allegation can be found in the latest issue of OK!, which blares in a misleading headline, "Meghan and Harry: Royal Rule Breakers." In the accompanying story, the tabloid suspiciously contends that the Queen was upset with Markle's casual outfit and affectionate, PDA-filled attitude towards Prince Harry at this year's Invictus Games in Toronto. A so-called "palace insider" is quoted as saying, "The Queen thought Meghan's loose, men's-style shirt, ripped jeans and oversized bag were not a suitable choice for her first public engagement with the prince."
After seeing photos of the couple at the Invictus Games, the magazine goes on to claim that the Queen, who supposedly requested that Prince Harry and Markle refrain from holding hands in public, called for the star to attend coaching sessions on "royal protocol and etiquette." "Meghan needs to step up her game to join the royal family. Luckily, the Queen is prepared to do whatever necessary to help," concludes the outlet's alleged "insider."
But Gossip Cop investigated into the tabloid's seemingly bogus claim, and not surprisingly, a royal source tells us the report is "not true." Queen Elizabeth was not upset with the actress over her first public outing with Prince Harry, nor was she disappointed with Markle's outfit and attitude at the annual sporting event. Additionally, a "real" palace insider wouldn't be discussing such details with a gossip magazine. The article is nothing more than a fabrication.
Notably, this isn't the first time OK! has tried to dupe its readers into thinking it has reputable sources for the royal family. In September, Gossip Cop corrected the outlet for inaccurately announcing a "wedding of the century" for Markle and Prince Harry on its cover. In that story, a purported "palace planner" claimed to have the scoop on the couple's "big day," but as we noted at the time, a genuine royal source wouldn't have fed an American tabloid with information about a royal wedding before an engagement was even announced. Similarly to that bogus report, this latest one is equally manufactured.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.