Meghan Markle: surprised to make fun of Kate Middleton in a remade photo?
Even before her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle was one of the most scrutinized people on the planet.
But surprisingly, the focus of the global microscope has only intensified in recent months.
Meg’s defenders and die-hard royalists are still dissecting the interview in hopes of uncovering new information that may support their cause.
At this point, Meghan’s claims are being verified against social media posts and other data points by people hoping to expose her as a liar.
Needless to say, confirmation bias is all the rage in these circles, and it’s on full display in the latest “bombshell” unearthed about Meg’s past.
The photo below was taken in 2014, two years before Meghan met Prince Harry and started the romance that would make her one of the most famous people on the planet.
Photo shows Meghan holding a copy of an Irish magazine called U while standing next to the magazine’s editor, Denise Cash.
Meghan and Denise are friends, and the photo appears to represent nothing more than a moment when the women were celebrating Cash’s success.
But the Meg-bashers army takes this as proof the Duchess of Sussex was lying when she said she ‘didn’t grow up knowing much about the Royal Family’.
“She said she didn’t do any research on Harry or his family before getting married!” someone tweeted, according to Page Six.
“Was it because she was more interested in what Kate had?”
“She’s been stalking the Royals for years !!!” another intervened.
“The lies are all revealed,” a third user tweeted melodramatically.
Fortunately, there were reasonable voices in this silly online argument,
“And the problem / controversy is?” one user tweeted, adding: “Kate was on this blanket.”
Yes, that makes perfect sense when you think about it (which, of course, none of the Meg-haters did).
Meg’s friend was the editor of an Irish gossip magazine.
It stands to reason that the royal family would be among the magazine’s most frequent cover subjects.
So it’s really not that crazy that Meghan casually poses with an issue that just happens to have Kate on the cover.
But the effort to discredit Meghan didn’t stop there, of course.
In her previous life as an actress and influencer, Meghan wrote an occasional blog post.
In a 2014 article, she mentioned Kate in passing, which is obviously a sign of a long-standing obsession (we’re kidding, of course).
“Adult women seem to hold onto this childhood fantasy,” Meghan wrote.
“Just look at the pomp and circumstances surrounding the royal wedding and the endless conversation about Princess Kate.”
That’s it. It’s the supposed smoking gun, alleged proof that Kim was “obsessed” with Kate.
Never mind, Kate was one of the most famous people on the planet in 2014 (as she remains today), and Kate lived in Canada – a British Commonwealth country – and therefore was allegedly bombarded with all of Kate’s things on a daily basis.
So let this be a lesson – never mention current events in any public space, because if you ever get famous people will seek your comments and accuse you of a lifelong obsession!