Meghan Markle Is Battling Scammers Who Claim She's Using Weight Loss Supplements to Lose Baby Weight

Meghan Markle is reportedly battling a company that has fabricate quotes from her endorsing a line of weight loss pills.

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Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) is a strong, beautiful, amazing woman and, unsurprisingly, there are plenty of people out there who are trying to take advantage of (and profit from) that innate awesomeness.

Meghan's latest battle with these taker types revolves around her fitness routine.

In her recent guest-edited issue of Vogue, Meghan revealed that she's a fan of a "high-energy, cardio-based mat workout" and there are reports that she's been doing baby yoga with Archie.

A group of scammers have tried to co-opt Meghan's image, body, and voice to sell diet pills, claiming that the Duchess of Sussex turned to supplements to lose weight after giving birth to Archie (opens in new tab).

According to The Sun (opens in new tab), one advertisement for the pills ("Keto Weight Loss” tablets, apparently) asserted that the product is Meghan's "passion project" since she is "obsessed over her weight."

Eye. Roll.

Another of the ads even featured a fully fabricated quote from Meghan that read, "Post pregnancy my body had lost its shape. But, with keto body tone, I came back."

A third ad for the line featured yet another (and even more detailed and audacious) fake quote from Meghan that read, "All my life I’ve been passionate about taking care of my weight due to the pressures of Hollywood to stay young and look fit. For the last 10 years I’ve been traveling the world and sourcing organic ingredients and weight loss remedies."

Buckingham Palace is fighting back against the misleading (and, you know, patently false) advertisements, according to The Sun (opens in new tab).

"This is obviously not true and an illegal use of the Duchess’ name for advertising purpose," a royal source told the Sunday Mirror (opens in new tab). "We will follow our normal course of action."

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Kayleigh Roberts
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