Is Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabethâs summer vacation set to be an âawkwardâ one? A report claims the Duchess of Sussex is in âpanic mode over the traditional royal family summer getaway.â Gossip Cop looked into the story, and we can now reveal what we know.
In Touch begins its questionable article by detailing how the queen annually visits her Balmoral estate in Scotland for a summer vacation. Each year, various members of the royal family join her for part of the time. But according to the tabloid, Markle is dreading her visit with Prince Harry. âItâs something they canât get out of. Itâs only for a short period of time, but being stuck in the middle of nowhere with the queen can make that time feel much longer,â a so-called âsourceâ is quoted as saying.
The magazine goes on to assert there is already âconsiderable stressâ going into the meetup because of âMeghanâs estranged, outspoken father,â who keeps slamming the monarchy in interviews. âThe queen is furious and Meghan knows it. This trip could turn out to be very awkward,â contends the untraceable âsource,â who further alleges about Markle, âThe thought of having to watch her every move is filling her with anxiety.â
The outlet claims âthe worst part for Meghanâ is the familyâs Scottish hunting excursions. âMeghanâs very anti-hunting. Sheâs going to find it difficult to hold back from expressing her opinion. Harry loves that she speaks her mind but doesnât want any drama,â the purported tipster maintains. But it was reported last December that Prince Harry was going to abstain from a Boxing Day hunt for Markleâs sake, so it stands to reason he wonât ditch her to go hunting now, either.
As for the other contentions, Markle has already proven she can be in the queenâs presence for an extended period of time without issue. When the pair were all smiles and giggles during their day out together in June, âEntertainment Tonightâ went as far as deeming Markle and Queen Elizabeth âroyal besties.â And there is no evidence the queen is holding any of her fatherâs behavior against Markle personally. Just last week, People reported on Markleâs âgreat relationshipâ with Queen Elizabeth. In addition, when discussing how Markle and Prince Harryâs summer vacation plans will include a few days with the monarch, it was specifically noted that âguests have spoken of the queenâs motherly touch at Balmoral and how she looks out for those visiting.â
That doesnât sound very âawkward.â Whatâs most telling about the tabloidâs article, though, is what it doesnât say. In Touch makes no mention of Markle being pregnant with twins, which is what it claimed in a cover story less than a month ago. If the duchess was expecting, as alleged, one would think that would be an important part of any report about her summer vacation, particularly one that asserts sheâs in âpanic mode.â But the magazine evidently made this tale up, just like it did the pregnancy one. Unfortunately, its sister outlet, Life & Style, is spreading these same unsubstantiated âawkwardâ vacation allegations online almost word for word. But that doesnât make them true.
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