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6 Strangest Conspiracy Theories About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Some of these theories are so crazy that you can’t help but just laugh.

Meghan Duchess of Sussex visit to 'Mayhew' animal welfare charity, London, UK - 16 Jan 2019Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

Meghan Markle’s pregnancy is fake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle happily announced that they were pregnant on October 15, 2018. Soon after, people started claiming that it was a lie and that the pregnancy was a publicity stunt. Trolls took to social media to tear down the Duchess of Sussex and try to back up their ridiculous rumors with photos from different angles claiming that her bump is fake because it changes shapes. To get a more inside look at the royal family, check out these candid, rarely seen photos of them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visit to Morocco - 24 Feb 2019Shutterstock

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship is a plan to take over America

Shortly after Meghan and Harry announced their engagement, one man tweeted about how when the couple has kids, they’ll be American citizens (because of Meghan) and therefore will be eligible to run for president as well as be in the line for the British monarchy. “Brits are playing long-ball here, but it’s a smart move. They want America back and this is how they’ll do it,” the tweeter wrote. This sparked all kinds of rumors that Meghan was just being used as a political pawn to help England regain control of America.

Britain Royal Wedding, Windsor, United Kingdom - 19 May 2018Andrew Matthews/AP/Shutterstock

Love Actually predicted their relationship

If you’ve seen Love Actually, you know the story of Sam and Joanna is pretty similar to Harry and Meghan. Sam is mourning the death of his mother, which Harry also experienced at a young age. He then falls for an American actress/singer, which is exactly what Meghan is. This conspiracy theory is pretty out there, but also a little peculiar when you think about all the similarities. These are the conspiracy theories that still surround Princess Diana’s death.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex tour of Fiji - 24 Oct 2018Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

Meghan had to go home because she broke royal shoe protocol

It’s a well-known fact that the Queen is not a fan of wedged shoes. On an engagement to Fiji in October of 2018, Meghan showed up wearing a gorgeous floral pink dress and Castañer espadrille wedges. She was scheduled to meet with the public for 15 minutes, but it was cut down to only six. Some conspiracy theorists say that she was ordered to leave by the Queen herself because she was wearing wedges. In reality, the visit was cut short due to a security risk.

WE Day UK, Wembley Arena, London, UK - 06 Mar 2019James Veysey/Shutterstock

The royal family shut down a broadcast about their relationship

In 2016, Meghan and Harry’s relationship was still a secret. So, people started coming up with theories about how the royal family had blacked out the broadcast when a This Morning segment of the couple was abruptly stopped due to “technical difficulties. One fan tweeted, “#ThisMorning technical difficulties while talking about the royals? Hmm, suspicious….”

International Women's Day Queen's Commonwealth Trust panel discussion, King's College, London, UK - 08 Mar 2019Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

Meghan Markle is a sleeper agent for the U.S. government

This one was clearly made up to give people a laugh. Actor Paul Bettany mentioned on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that Meghan Markle was working for the government. “I think that Meghan Markle might be a sleeper agent for the U.S. government. The dad doing the photos thing, it’s like a false-flag event, I think the C.I.A.’s involved—everybody. I think Piers Morgan’s involved.” Bettany, like many people, was just over the news being consumed by the royals and wanted to make a joke about it. The drama doesn’t end there, check out these other crazy conspiracy theories about the royal family.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing for rd.com or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.