British Journalist Claims Meghan Markle Is Partying a Lot in L.A.—Solo

“Strangely, she tends to leave Harry at home.”

Meghan Markle pushes her hair away from her face
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First it’s Prince Harry ditching wife Meghan Markle for a secret hotel getaway spot (which his rep said was untrue), and now this: Apparently as the rumor mill cycles it’s now Meghan’s turn to need some alone time, as Page Six reports that she’s “been leaving Prince Harry at home in Montecito, California to party without him,” according to a British journalist.

“Friends of mine who live near Harry and Meghan are always bumping into Meghan at parties these days,” Petronella Wyatt tweeted. “Strangely, she tends to leave Harry at home.” (Hey, couples don’t always have to be attached at the hip. Just saying…) 

Meghan Markle arriving at the RFK awards under an umbrella

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In a second tweet, she wrote “La Megs has become pally with someone from a very famous American family, whose wealth surpasses that of the Windsors.” Hmmm.

Hollywood broadcaster Tim Dillon told The Sun “all they want to do is hang out with celebrities. I was at a party the other night talking to somebody about these people and it’s just constant with them. [Meghan] was texting the person I was with there. The point is, they just won’t stop, these two.” 

Meghan Markle attending a reception at the British High Commissioner's office

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He continued “I’m literally at the party and they are showing me texts of this woman begging people to, like, ‘hang out,’” Dillon said. “She is trying to get places.” While Dillon said he “respects the hustle,” he said the situation “isn’t working,” and “a lot of people at this party were like, ‘We text her back, she’s a duchess, but we’ve had enough.’” (One can only hope that Meghan can find out who these fake friends are and remove them from her contacts, immediately.)

Marie Claire reported yesterday that Harry and Meghan are turning over a new leaf in their careers, focusing less on tell-all interviews, books, and docuseries and more on producing behind the camera as they find that “there is nothing left to say” about themselves or their time in the royal family. 

And by the way, Harry and Meghan aren't apart all the time socially: They were spotted grabbing sushi recently with Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, and others. It's all about balance.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.