Meghan Markle has not used any kind of diet pill, nor is she the least bit concerned about her postpartum weight. According to a new report, the Duchess of Sussex is fighting online scammers who are using her photo without her consent to promote diet pills in online advertisements. The ads claim that the Duchess is “obsessed with her weight” while also using before and after photos of her.
According to Britain’s The Sun, Buckingham Palace is taking matters into their own hands to make sure that the ads are completely taken down from the internet. Meghan has been targeted by online scammers who are using her name and image to plug what many are calling potentially dangerous diet pills.
The Duchess’ photos – which were clearly taken before her relationship began with Prince Harry – have been used for an online campaign for Keto Weight Loss tablets. The pills supposedly help women achieve “keto body tone” after giving birth. One outrageous ad claims that the Duchess wanted the pills to be a part of something referred to as a “passion project” because she is allegedly obsessed with her weight. Both claims are obviously untrue.
Buckingham Palace is now fighting to remove the illegal advertisements online, claiming that it is illegal to use the Duchess’ name or her image for advertising purposes. The palace is following their normal course of action to make sure that the ads are taken down immediately.
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If that weren’t enough, there is another fake ad that makes it look like Queen Elizabeth was not happy with Meghan Markle and that she found herself in “hot water” for using outside help for her weight loss treatment. The ads also use made-up quotes from a site called Entertainment Today, which clearly does not exist. The fake site claims that Meghan has supposedly launched a secret all-female owned weight loss line which they say has always been her dream. Another advert features a picture of Meghan with the Queen that was taken late last year.
It’s been noted that Meghan Markle has not spoken about her weight ever since she began dating Prince Harry back in 2016. Health experts have long warned about the dangers and the side effects of using pills that are advertised online.