Did Meghan Markle put Prince Harry on some kind of pre-wedding juice cleanse?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, to attend an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space

We probably won’t see much of Meghan Markle until the wedding, which is now in less than three weeks!!! GAH! First we have to deal with the Met Gala, then I’ll start stressing about the royal wedding. But Meghan doesn’t have much on her public schedule until then, and people are saying we probably won’t see her, but I think we will – she’ll end up joining Harry at some function or another and it will be fine. It will help build excitement. Meanwhile, the British papers can’t stop painting Meghan as a health-conscious harpy who endlessly nags Harry about his bro life.

It’s often the bride who goes on a health kick before her wedding. But with an estimated billion people set to watch his nuptials to Meghan Markle next month, it appears Prince Harry has been on one too. As well as becoming a member of an exclusive £575-a-month gym, the sixth in line to the throne has been following his fiancee’s love of ‘clean eating’ – and has lost more than half a stone as a result.

According to one source, the royal has joined Miss Markle, 36, in juicing, cutting out carbs and processed food and incorporating ingredients such as kale and quinoa into his daily diet. A source said: ‘Meghan has completely changed Harry’s diet. She’s got him juicing and he has lost at least half a stone, which is a lot for someone as skinny as he is. They have bought a top-of-the-range juicer and she has him on fruit and veg smoothies. She’s also weaning him off meat.’

His family’s former chef, Darren McGrady, said that as young boys Harry and William loved eating burgers, pizza, and potato skins. Miss Markle, on the other hand, has had her diet and exercise regime down to a fine art for years. She is a yoga obsessive – her mother, Doria Ragland, is an instructor – who regularly attends classes at a studio in London. Miss Markle also runs in Kensington Gardens, just as Princess Diana did before her, and does pilates regularly. At home, she follows a largely plant-based diet, but admits to enjoying French fries, wine and the occasional ice cream.

[From The Daily Mail]

Various outlets have been claiming variations of this story for months now, since before the engagement. I don’t think it’s a case of “Meghan put Harry on a diet.” I think it’s a case of “Meghan is very healthy and Harry wanted to step up in every way, so he’s taking better care of himself and following her lead.” The British papers seem especially keen on painting Meghan as practically a vegan and some kind of “health nut,” but for the love of God, their engagement story involved CHICKEN. Roast chicken. Meghan probably still eats lean meats and I’m sure Harry is still eating some unhealthy food too. Tempest in a teapot.

What else? Page Six had another story about how long it’s going to take for Meghan to become a British citizen, and how her citizenship journey highlights how difficult it is for poor women to become citizens. And there’s this too, which came in from a tip: apparently, Meghan and Harry’s wedding probably won’t include – in any way, shape or form – a poem from Britain’s poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Apparently, the palace did not ask for a new poem and so they’re not getting one. It’s notable because Duffy did do a poem for William and Kate’s wedding.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend a reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, right, and his wife Lucy Turnbull, second right, at Australia House in London celebrating the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2

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  1. North30th says:

    Juices…. or green smoothies? 😂

    Why bother with an expensive juicer when you have a Vitamix blender?

    • Swack says:

      I use my umpteen years old blender that has a liquify setting. It works perfectly well for smoothies.

      • Sabrine says:

        I don’t like smoothies, way too much sugar to be consuming at once. People would be shocked I think if they knew just how much they are consuming with every smoothie they drink. As for Harry, I’m not surprised as she wears the pants in that relationship.

    • MousyB says:

      With juicers you dont get the pulp you would get in a vitamix (smoothie vs. just the juice) – unless you want to pour the smoothie mixture in a cheese cloth to get the pulp out. I’m more of a smoothie gal so my Vitamix has been fine for me!

    • aang says:

      Drinking a green smoothie right now, made with a $100 nutribullet.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I see tumblr has joined us early today.

      • Kelly says:

        What does this mean?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Some of the biggest anti-Meghan crowd, the ones with the wild conspiracy theories, are on tumblr. I try to avoid that place, but they’re leaking on to more mainstream boards now. One of their themes is how she kept the blender in the divorce and nothing else. It really seems to bother them.

      • Veronica T says:

        OH, for pete’s sake. Again?? People can dislike Meghan here without being part of that tumblr group you are always talking about.
        I think Meghan getting Harry to not drink, not smoke, eat healthy is fine. But he may resent it eventually.
        And I have NEVER been on tumblr.

      • Kelly says:

        Oh, okay. I don’t do tumblr.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Pointing out it is one of their obsessive and common themes. Yet another new poster on a royal thread comes in with a tumblr theme, no surprise if they came from tumblr.

    • Siiiigh says:

      Just f***ing eat better. Juicing is the stupidest trend I can even imagine. You’re dropping weight because you are *not* getting enough to eat. Eat your damn greens and stop wasting money on dumb kitchen gadgetes.

    • raincoaster says:

      Juice people are insane over how fattening and toxic the actual vegetable and fruit flesh is. It’s just a ridiculous point of orthodoxy. Of course you’re going to lose weight if you’re not eating a goddamn thing.

      Also, seven pounds is not that much on someone six feet tall.

      • JustJen says:

        Don’t forget that a lot of men (like my husband…grrrr) can drop ten pounds just by eliminating a midnight bowl of cereal.

  2. Immy says:

    I saw this story in the Daily Mail, which makes it sound like Meghan is starving Harry pre-wedding. The truth is that he probably just wants to look good for their wedding – he’s in the public eye, and the photos will be everywhere…

    • Beluga says:

      Dude wants to look buff for his wedding. Big whoop.

      But it gives the tabloids plenty of fodder for their “she’s draining the life out of him!!1!” line.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Dude probably wants to be a healthy dad and human being, too. He’s sporty, and athletes eat pretty well these days too.

        If it’s true that she’s improving his diet, sounds like lots of couples I know. I’ve been working with my husband on less meat, more veggies for a long time and he’s really come around. Now he shares my kefir smoothies!

        If women wrote these stories things might sound a little different. The whole “warrior men need blood meat!” thing is a little tired.

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        He probably eats traditional English food, which is flab inducing and clogs your arteries.
        There is a hefty whole foods movement in Britain, so eating healthier and juicing is not unheard of. He can be physically fit and lose some lbs., too (polo ain’t for sissies!)

      • notasugarhere says:

        They aren’t a big meat and sausage group. Charles is said to be a healthy eater, focusing on the vegetables grown organically in the Duchy and organic eggs. HM is also said to be a light eater.

      • Dude probably want to look good for the huge TV audience. I mean ffs

    • AnnaKist says:

      He want to look good when he comes to Australia for Invictus Games…

  3. OriginalLala says:

    She was an actress, a huge part of her job was exercising and following a strict eating plan. It seems like mags are always trying to find a reason to criticize her – she eats healthily and works out, they call her a crazy health nut forcing poor Harry to follow her ways. If she wasn’t super thin though, I’m sure they would be yelling about what a fat slob she is. Meghan can’t win.

    • Lana234 says:

      @ OriginalLala I couldn’t agree with you more. If Meghan and Harry were fat then the press would then say they need to lose weight.

  4. MousyB says:

    Meghan has said she eats vegan during the weekday and meat during the weekends/seems pretty active in general. But I dont think shes some nagging health nut theyre trying to paint her as. Also I highly doubt Harry is going on some juice cleanse and lost “half a stone” that sounds like fan fic honestly lol

  5. Pia says:

    Becoming a Brit is hard nowadays. Workplaces are often reluctant to sponsor foreign workers. This is true for US citizens and Canadians as well. So I am annoyed with plot points in films and tv shows depicting people just moving to another country so easily.

    • Clare says:

      It’s actually *less* difficult for Canadians to move here, because there is a specific visa they (some Canadians?) can apply for – I forget the exact name and details, but it is less onerous than for people applying from, say, Pakistan (just pulling commonwealth country out of nothing).

      • Pia says:

        Clare, that Visa applies to those under the age of 31 and is for 2 years and cannot be extended or converted into another Visa type. It is not just for Canadians but for a bunch of countries including non-Commonwealth ones like S. Korea.

        in fact, in the past, you could be kicked out of the country for even getting pregnant.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Pia, what’s the 2-year Visa for? If for people under 31, is it intended for post-secondary ed, for a short work stint, or what? What happens if people get rooted, get married etc. – normal things that might happen with people in their mid-20s?

        Or do they have to leave the country after 2 years and re-enter on a different path?

      • Pia says:

        Is is often used for short work stints (bartender) and if you get married you can get a spouse visa and re-enter the UK.

        That being said if you want a more substantial job in the UK it is hard to break into the market as a foreigner.

      • Jude says:

        Sorry but there is no special Canadian visa for the UK. I’m Canadian married to a Brit and the immigration restrictions are applied the same. No special treatment since 1995 at least.

      • Masamf says:

        A registered nurse friend of mine has been trying to get the UK foreign nurse work visa for ages, it’s not as easy as people think. The 2 year visa has some specificsvas well, not anyoneunder 31 can easily get it. In non English speaking countries, one can only get such a visa if and when they’re gonna teach English and again once it expires after 2 years it’s non renewable. Should you fall for and want to marry a native, you gotta go back to your country and go through the regular process of immigration. Not as easy for anyone, Meghan included.

      • Tina says:

        The Tier 5 youth mobility visa is for people from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, Taiwan, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea (for the latter two you need to be sponsored) to work for up to 2 years. You need to have £1,890 in savings, be between 18-30 and you can’t have any children or be responsible for any children.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I believe its easier if you come from a Commonwealth country or so the Kiwi’s who i work with tell me.

    • Ray says:

      I’m Canadian and in the UK and there was no special visa for me. If anyone knows of one, please do let me know as getting citizenship here is hugely difficult.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        I originally thought it would be easier for Canadians to migrate to other Commonwealth countries but now it doesn’t seem so – is this correct? No special advantages over anybody else?

      • Cate says:

        I’m Canadian, my husband is British. As far as we have been able to determine there is no special advantage either for Canadians to go to the UK or for Brits to enter Canada (we met and currently live in the US and are contemplating a move back to one or the other of our home countries, so have been looking into it a bit).

      • Tina says:

        There’s just the two year, Tier 5 youth mobility visa described above. There are no benefits to being Canadian in terms of permanent migration to the UK.

  6. Clare says:

    I’ve just done the Citizenship ceremony and believe me it is a HUGE pain in the A**.

    From start to end it took 5 days from the day we were married. The requirements are set specifically to exclude ‘poor’ families, not to mention the enormous fees paid every couple of years. I was very lucky, in that my University pretty much paid for everything, including lawyers fees so I wouldn’t have to deal with UKBA myself – but the bits I did have to do myself were exhausting…and humiliating.

    Having said that, I sure as F hope Meghan has to go through the same immigration process as the rest of us plebs. With the whole Windrush drama blowing up, I can’t imagine they will be able to give her any special treatment.

    • Amelie says:

      I assume you mean 5 years and not 5 days? Otherwise I feel more people would be moving here if it were that easy to get citizenship! :D

      My dad took his nice sweet time becoming a citizen. He moved to the States in 1982 when my parents got married on a fiance visa. Things were way different back then but he became a legal resident and got his green card fairly easily (getting a job was another story, that took about him about 2 years and those were the days pre-Internet when you looked for jobs in the Want ads in the newspaper). He didn’t become a citizen until 1998 so not until he’d been living in the States for 15 years. My mom had to push him to do it because as you mentioned it isn’t fun and very bureaucratic. I don’t remember it being particularly difficult for him but this was pre 9/11 and I feel like things changed drastically after that so he was lucky to get it when he did.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Yes embedded in your dad’s story is the lesson of obtaining citizenship in your new country as soon as you possibly can, because it only takes 1 change in government to make things very hard. I don’t understand why people wait – citizenship gives you the right to vote and additional protections. Especially if you can be dual citizens and not be forced into a difficult choice, don’t wait!

  7. TheOriginalMia says:

    From Meghan’s posts on Tig, the woman like to eat. Healthy food, exotic food, food food food. Harry has looked great since he started dating Meghan. If they are juicing, it didn’t just start with the wedding.

  8. minx says:

    I doubt she “put him on” any kind of diet. They’re trying to make her the controlling fiancée and him the hapless guy being led around by the nose.

    • anna says:

      Seriously! The way this is framed makes it sound like we are talking about mommy Meghan and what she feeds her toddler. “She’s weaning him off meat.” Lil Harry isn’t in charge of his meals? Please!

      • minx says:

        It’s the usual blame-the-woman stuff.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Yes, weaning is for babies! (Though my husband had to wean himself off pop, esp. colas, when we had children – we didn’t want to have it in the house.)

    • notasugarhere says:

      It is a theme from the not-a-fans, that she is so aged (3 years older) she is his surrogate mummy and has to feed him, etc.

      • Olenna says:

        It’s a theme that clearly shows how hypocritical and bigoted those not-a-fans are (same mentality as Trumpsters). Katie is older than Willie and just gave birth to child #3 at age 36+ (Meghan’s current age). In fact, she gave birth to all 3 kids in her 30s, but these not-a-fans have nothing critical to say about her age or her eggs’. Pregnant Pippa is 34 and they have nothing negative to say about her age either.

      • Rayan says:

        Lol, Kate is only a few months older than Wills! Meghan is a year older than Kate – meaning Meghan would’ve been in the year above at school/university. Meghan isn’t “too old” for her first child, I assume the baby announcement will be made by next year. I bet the people making snide remarks about her eggs, don’t have kids at all. Those comments usually come from the very young fangirls, thinking that 36 is old and dried up, haha. Nevermind the fact she looks years younger!

      • Nic919 says:

        There is a six month age difference between Kate and Meghan. I don’t think fertility is going to be an issue for her with all the resources she has now has access to, and it’s unlikely she will have a hard time anyway. 36 isn’t that big of a deal. It actually is good that Harry is a but younger because a lot of the time the issue is with the male, who is often as old or older than the woman and thus the sperm isn’t as plentiful as it would be in a younger male.

      • PrincessK says:

        Yes, it looks as though we will be getting more stories like this in the coming months and years…sigh!

  9. Vic says:

    I remember getting married and needing to alter the dress I bought. When I was shopping around for alterations prices, I kept hearing “you might not need alterations, you’re gonna lose weight anyway to be really skinny and pretty, no?” Mind you, I was size 36, just a regular person… So, even if they are approaching their wedding with a bootcamp preparation strategy, can’t blame them. Cannot imagine the pressure and dealing with that much attention and scrutiny.

    • LizLemonGotMarried (aka The Hufflepuff Liz Lemon) says:

      I was healthy and active when I got married, but not super lean (I’ve never been super lean, or wanted to be, as that requires discipline for me that I don’t have) and I had a trainer at my gym harassing me regularly about getting “wedding fit.” I ultimately complained to her boss because she was getting aggressive about it. It was like I was the only bride in history who wasn’t obsessed with getting skinny?

      • OriginalLala says:

        I am active and healthy not but lean either Liz Lemon and when I got married I got similar comments from the bridal salon and even family members, like Oh you’ll get skinny for your wedding! um, no thanks? It was crazy that people were actively making me feel obese and ugly right before my wedding and I was neither of those things (and even if I had been obese and ugly, they still would have been assholes!)

        Ive had friends loose over 70lbs before their wedding, look totally unrecognizable on their wedding day and gain it all back within 4 months. the pressure is crazy!

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Yikes! I was thinner than usual because I’d been sick and didn’t like it one bit. People assumed I’d lost weight “for the wedding” and it was kind of annoying – I thought they knew my food-loving self better. Hate hearing this kind of pressure on brides – it’s like an intensification of the stereotypical fulfillment of a woman’s role: be virginal, be thin, be ornamental. Screw that.

      • Erinn says:

        I stress ate pasta before my wedding and my dress was just shy of zipping fully about 2 and a half weeks before the wedding. I went into huge panic mode and ate ridiculously well and drank a butt-ton of water and avoided salt like the plague. I was so grumpy until I got that dress on because I was so scared it wouldn’t fit properly. And I actually lost more than what it had been altered to, but not enough to make a difference with overall fit. Zipper went up like nothing.

        So my only ‘omg I need to lose weight’ moment really was because I had already pasta’d myself out – nothing to do with losing it for the wedding. It was discipline to make up for the utter lack of discipline I had prior to those two weeks hahaha.

      • Kelly says:

        The obsession to lose weight is another example of how more time and energy is spent on the wedding day than on the marriage itself.

    • Eliza says:

      Her dress is being custom made. I doubt the designer of a gown getting this much publicity would make it 2 sizes small so she has to lose weight to fit into it. Especially since there’s no guarantees you’ll lose inches where you want to.

      The designer would have made it to her first measurements and will take in (as she’s lost recently) as the wedding approaches.

  10. Zondie says:

    My daughter insisted that we buy a juicer and it is a lot of work to use. It also makes a mess and is hard to clean. I sometimes wonder if f the stress from constantly hearing about what you should be eating is worse for you than just eating a well balanced diet.

    • TyrantDestroyed says:

      I totally agree with you: eat balanced, hydrate, exercise, don’t neglect the doctors, take care of your teeth and try to have overall a positive attitude towards life works better for me than being health focused.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I’m not a juicing fan either. But a Nutribullet or that type of blender? Uses the whole vegetable and is easy to clean. Good way to get greens into your diet if you have breakfast on the go or don’t like eating kale, spinach, etc.

    • Eliza says:

      I hate the extra work too. I’m lazy. I just eat the vegetables and think I’m even healthier because i burned a couple extra calories chewing them.

      • Lady D says:

        Rumour has it, celery is a negative calorie food. You expend more calories chewing it than the stalk actually has. I don’t know if that’s true, but I’m not a fan of celery, so I won’t be finding out.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I have a Nutribullet and its quite easy to clean, everything except the blades (and base) can be cleaned in the dishwasher. I normally just spray the blades with Dettol or washing liquid and then rinse under the tap.

      As for prepping the food, all I do is clean the veg or fruit then top and tail before using. You don’t always have to take the skin off the fruit (except maybe a banana).

      • notasugarhere says:

        I put a in little washing liquid and hot water, screw the top on, blend a few seconds, take it apart, rinse, and let air dry.

  11. greenmonster says:

    For £575-a-month membership in a gym I demand someone to roll me through the gym and move my muscles for me.

  12. aenflex says:

    I just don’t get why the Brit tabloids insist on painting her the way they do. I’ve come to the dubious conclusion that it’s a combination of everything about her. She’s American, an actress, bi-racial, social climber, and these things, (of course), all mean that she’s NOT GOOD ENOUGH for Harry.

    The man can choose for himself what he wants. They are completely ignoring the (fact?) that she’s going to make a great Royal. She’s going to diversify the gene pool. She’s going to work, she’s going to add some much needed accessible sharp intellect and perhaps genuine compassion. It’s diesprectful to Harry and to Megan to construct this weird tableau. They need to quit. I live in Britain. Brits aren’t any better than anyone else.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Harry’s wife was always going to be treated this way as an extension of the Heir vs. Spare treatment by the press. It is increased by other factors, but it was always going to be a Diana vs. Fergie tabloids-trying-to-make-money scenario.

    • Beluga says:

      From the very start she was never going to be favoured by the British press. She’s marrying Harry not William and it’s basically an unspoken rule that the heir must be portrayed as better than the spare. It secures the future of the monarchy and it’s played out like that with the two of them for years and it extends to their spouses. I understand it was similar with Chales/Andrew and Diana/Fergie, but someone who knows more than me can chime in on that.

      So Meghan was always going to be sniped at by the media. Add to that that she’s biracial, American, divorced, an actress, outspoken and with progressive views and she’s basically a combination all of the things the older, conservative readers (aka the key audience for the Daily Fail, the Sun, the Express, the Telegraph, the Times etc etc) love to hate and get angry about. She’s like crack for them because they know she’ll drive their readers into a fury and they’ll click on articles about her to vent their rage, which generates ad revenue. So they play to the She’s A Demon crowd. (Not kidding, that’s a verbatim vomment I saw on the Fail and not one of the worse ones). Plus, even better, it lets them elevate Kate (heir’s wife vs spare’s wife) because she’s the more ‘traditional’ of the two ie. white, British, seen and not heard.

    • minx says:

      Aside from his money he is marrying up, IMO. She’s better looking, more hard working, and, sorry, she seems more intelligent than he is. I have nothing against him but he’s lucky to have her.

    • Veronica T says:

      If you think it’s bad now, give it a few years. Fergie was treated well in the press until people compared her favorably with Diana – she was a “breath of fresh air,” “natural.” She gained weight, they called her Porky and terrible things like that.
      Meghan is starting out not as popular as Fergie, and as time goes on, the press is going to get more and more bold at taking shots at her. They are already doing it, even the Guardian. And while most of their shots are veiled, some are not even hidden already.
      Heir vs. Spare. The Heir must always look good.

  13. Tess says:

    Ok if it’s true getting Harry on a juice cleanse is a very “Hollywood/show biz” kinda thing and kind of funny. British food in general is supposed to be very hearty no? Sausages, beans, meat pies and roasts, potatoes, i can see how if you’re used to lighter fare that would be a challenge to get used to.

    • Cate says:

      Stereotypical British fare is quite heavy but the Brits also have great home growing and home cooking traditions. My MIL is British and when we go to visit the food she cooks is delicious and very healthy. She grows many of her own vegetables and cooks them simply, but they are so fresh that they don’t need a lot of seasoning added. Yes, she also serves things like a roast, clotted cream on scones, etc., but it’s not the only food and she doesn’t serve huge quantities. I always lose weight without even thinking about it when we visit because we spend a lot of time hiking around and really not eating any junk.

    • ASHBY says:

      @ TESS

      I don’t think so, I’m a 29 year old engineer, living in Canada and I have nothing to do with Hollywood, but I make my own organic green juices and smoothies everyday.

      I think the younger generation might be more concerned for their own health and the health of the planet, so they are eating much more plant based, organic, closer to mother nature type of food and that sometimes includes juicing.

      I’m also vegan, because I feel that it’s much better for the planet overall.

      Nothing wrong with being more thoughtful and mindful of our own health and of the wonderful nature around us.

    • perplexed says:

      Has Harry ever actually been out of shape? He was in the military and even his dad always had a flat stomach. Doing a juice cleanse might be nothing for him. No one else in the royal family looks fat either.

      I do agree that I think people are more health conscious these days. I see a lot of people being conscious about what they eat. Fashion nowadays also seems to be geared towards tight clothing. (Er, look at William’s pants.)

      • lobbit says:

        I don’t think Harry’s ever been out of shape per se, but I saw an old picture of him from when he visited DC in 2015, and he looked a bit fleshy in the face – he had that “softness” that people get when they quit working out after years of faithfully hitting the gym.

  14. Cynical Ann says:

    I have to be the only person who GAINED weight leading up to my wedding. The stress of the whole thing (plus we’d moved across country) made me non-stop eat. 22 years later-and I have only ever had one photo of us framed from that day-and it’s a close up of our faces only.

    • Erinn says:

      I did this too, CA.

      I had a horrible stressed out lead up to the wedding with a ton of interfamily fighting. I ate pasta like it was going out of style.

  15. Who ARE These People? says:

    Blenders seem to figure prominently in her relationships with men.

  16. margot t says:

    is he going to keep the beard for the wedding?? that’s all i care

  17. Lexa says:

    Did anyone else read Richard Palmer’s piece about Gabriella Windsor and her ex? He slid in a mention that sources close to Philip claim that he refers to Meghan as “The Dow” (The Duchess of Windsor) and today tweeted a reply to someone that members of the family are “wary” of her because she’s an “outsider and commoner.” I’m hoping it’s all just BS and she’s not actually dealing with that within the family (but knowing the Royals… sigh). I do feel bad for her because even when the press is defending her and revealing what she’s up against, it feels like there are still subtle digs.

    • Lexa says:

      (I should add that I’m not totally naive about the British press and the concept of clickbait, but I hate that they—intentionally or unintentionally—feed the comment crazies with more ammunition on why she’s supposedly unsuitable.)

    • Peg says:

      Meghan has been dealing with racism all her life, including with in her family.
      Since the British Royal family stopped marrying relatives, there are commoners in the mix, and if they’re wary of her, they’ve a damn funny way of showing it, having the nerve to invite her to Sandringham House for Christmas and letting Harry take her on official visits.
      Meghan is 36 yrs old, it her choice to marry into the Royal, I’m sure she can handle the bad with the good.

    • Kelly says:

      Can someone please explain why “Duchess of Windsor” is an insult?

      • lobbit says:

        Because the only other woman to hold that title was an American woman named Wallis Simpson. Simpson married twice – and was still married to her second husband when she began her affair with King Edward VIII, who would eventually renounce his claim to the Throne in order to marry her. It was a massive scandal.

        The thing is that this woman was a freaking nazi sympathizer, and that makes any comparison to Meghan Markle extra disgusting imo.

    • Rayan says:

      Why is that surprising? Do people really think every member of the Royal family is rolling out the red carpet for her in private?! The show they are publicly putting on for Meghan is probably a lot different to how some of them really think and feel. They know how to act all smiley and inviting in front of the cameras. Princess Anne’s comment (from rags to riches) towards Kate at their wedding, said it all. It’s not as if Kate came from a dirt poor family! I think they are all snooty and snobby in their own ways.

      • Lexa says:

        I’m not surprised, just disappointed… which I suppose DOES make me naive, but still. I think Meghan can handle it, and IS handling it, but I definitely feel for her and anyone else who deals with discrimination both within families and the wider world.

      • Sage says:

        I agree. The BRF members seem very snobbish and ignorant. I don’t believe they are as accepting of Meghan privately as they publically appear to be. I’m sure more stories will come out.

    • perplexed says:

      I think anyone who isn’t born royal is considered an outsider, imo.

      Diana was as aristocratic as they come, and she felt like an outsider, so….

      Markle’s family on her father’s side is kind of strange though. She might have the resilience to deal with strange families. As snobbish as the royals are, they’re probably easier to deal with than her own family. If I had to choose between hanging with Princess Anne or her half-sister, I’d probably choose Princess Anne. We could stare at horses together or something.

  18. Linda says:

    My Dad who passed away at 96 always said thin people might live longer but it sure must seem like it. His theory was to enjoy all food in moderation. At 63 I eat all foods in moderation and am healthy as the drs always call my numbers incredible when I have my checkups. I enjoy all kinds of red meat also. But I enjoy a boat load full of vegetables too.

  19. Jaded says:

    In just about every relationship I’ve ever been in, including the present one, eating habits improved radically for the men. On their own, many men really don’t eat all that well – they grab take-outs or frozen meals, eat wayyy too much junk food or, in Mr. Jaded’s case, ate a vegetarian but not very healthy diet relying on mountains of cheese and soy as a protein source along with frozen veggies, bagged salads, potatoes, white rice and pasta. When I came into the picture I cooked meals with a much more diverse array of fresh veggies and fruit, brown rice and whole grain or bean flour pastas, quinoa, fish, lean chicken and turkey, no pre-prepared frozen food, bottled sauces or dressings. He looks better, has more energy and lost weight eating more if you can believe it.

  20. jferber says:

    If she did this, only more love for her. She is my new hero. Every detail about her and Harry gives me joy. Keep it coming.

  21. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Eating healthy is great. But please stop calling juice diets a “cleanse” — they do NOT “cleanse” your body. They are low calorie crash diets. Your kidneys and liver already cleanse your body. Juice “cleanses” merely restrict calories and often add cayenne or other ingredient that has a laxative effect (using laxatives to increase weight loss is not new, and it’s not healthy).

    If they are simply eating healthier, more power to them. Just please stop using the word “cleanse,” which is inaccurate to describe juice diets.

    • KiddV says:

      Exactly. I hate that people get sucked in to the “cleanse” hype. Or PH balance diet.

      And you should NEVER do such a low-cal diet the week before your wedding. One glass of champagne and you’re smashed. What? No? Just me? Oops. (I didn’t mean to do such low-cal, I was just too busy to eat)

    • Bailie says:

      @ Mrs.Krabapple

      There are times in some peoples lives when their kidneys and liver are unable to handle the so called ” regular cleansing “.

      The organs can get overwhelmed, because of unhealthy lifestyle choices like say excessive drinking of alcohol, bad eating habits, abuse of drugs…

      It could be also, because of inherited weaker kidneys and or liver in some people.

      Juicing for a couple of days gives the body a break from breaking down food, one won’t lose a ton of weight in 2-3 days, it’s mostly water.

      My skin is usually glowing when I have a two day organic green juice break from digesting food.

      • Erinn says:

        A lot of people with kidney problems have to watch the amount of fluids they have – so skipping food isn’t going to help there. Some DO need the extra fluids though. And there’s plenty of juicing that can spike the sodium intake as well. And someone on dialysis or blood thinners shouldn’t be packing on the green leafy veggies because vitamin K can affect clotting. Fruit and vegetable juices have a higher concentration of sugar without the fiber which can also lead to spikes in blood sugar.

        I’d say it’s MORE important for someone with health issues to discuss it with their doctor than a person without health issues- more damage can be done.

      • Grinning mama bear says:

        Thank you Mrs Krabapple! Spot on!

        Juicing/fastening/dieting usually equals less calories or even “no calories”. That can be necessary but usually it doesn’t cleanse your body. Your body isn’t cleaner nor functioning better afterwards than it did before. But due to the lack of calories your get into some kind of “emergency state” hormonally. And that gives you a little high. Originally this little high was supposed to make cave wo/men go out and search for food. See links below.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starvation_response

        If anybody’s liver would ever be “overwhelmed” = not up to the challenge then this person would be in hospital in the intense care unit next to the comatose patients. Cause if a liver doesn’t do its job you are dead pretty quickly.

        However those people who believe they can “help” their liver by dieting/detoxing/juicing/not eating usually don’t end up in hospital let alone in the intense care unit.

        Each to their own diet. But that whole juicing/detoxing diet thing is pretty much not what it is said to be.

    • melody says:

      Thank you Mrs. Crabapple!! Good old fashioned commonsense is a welcome respite from “GOOPlike” faux science!

  22. Grinning mama bear says:

    They are both starving themselves. Healthy idols, aren’t they.

    • perplexed says:

      I would if everyone was critiquing my looks. Not gonna lie — I’d be dieting up a storm if I had to be in the public eye with only a moderate level of fame.

      Social media has me already freaking out, and nobody cares about my existence.

      • Grinning mama bear says:

        They were quite thin before. And they keep getting thinner. They aren’t some teenager, those two. I don’t like it.

      • Valerie says:

        I don’t think I’d get into juicing, with their money. I’d just have my chef cook according to a stricter meal plan. They can afford it! And she was a healthy, gluten-free eater before this, so it wasn’t like she needed to overhaul her diet. Maybe he did, but juicing just seems like a good way to make yourself miserable.

      • perplexed says:

        I wonder if they’re worried about looking good on those big-screen tV sets.

        They’re not teenagers, but I do think you’re more likely to be influenced into dieting the more often you see your image on TV sets and magazines. It’s happened to all of the royal celebrities before them (i.e Kate Middleton, Princess Diana). I don’t expect them to be immune to it. When you know your face is going to be on. a commemorative tea towel, I’m pretty sure it does a number on your mind, and I don’t blame them if they’re influenced by it.

    • masamf says:

      I don’t get why all of a sudden Meghan’s health eating is becoming such a big issue both for the British tabloids and for Meghan and harry haters. Back in 2016, there were pictures in the tabloids of Meghan coming from a healthy foods store somewhere in Kensington, and the rags were going on and on about how Meghan is a healthy eater and how she has influenced Harry.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3925422/Prince-Harry-s-girlfriend-Meghan-Markle-spotted-London.html
      There were pictures of prince Harry coming from the gym, these pictures were discussed extensively by TMZ and other rags and they all commented on how slim he was, and what the monthly fee of the gym was, that was back in 2017.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4868364/Prince-Harry-looks-slimmer-leaves-gym-Chelsea.html
      Katie Nicholls discussed how Meghan’s healthy diet was influencing Harry to make changes etc. By the time the above articles were published, Harry was already a lean and it was said that he had been going to the expensive gym for years (now suddenly Harry just started this work out thing,……go figure), Meghan was skinny and it was all attributed to her health eating and yoga (now suddenly she is on a juice diet…..again, go figure). It seems like the British people started talking about Meghan favourably compared to Kate, so the media and tabloids have to try to nip that in the bud before folks get in deep into this Meghan love.
      Harry looks lean and fit in most if not all his pictures, so, I doubt Meghan has anything to do with it since Harry has been a sportsman for ever. But again, its the British tabloids that see Harry and Meghan as threats of some sorts to their precious favourite people.

  23. Moneypenny424 says:

    Here we go again, uppity Meghan having opinions and getting people to eat better.

  24. jferber says:

    For my wedding, I dieted and exercised like crazy. Many brides do (I won’t say all). Jesus, she’s in for a lot of criticism whatever she does or doesn’t do.

  25. hmmm says:

    Harry has always looked all right. If he has lost weight because of her influence, then that’s not good. His weight was okay. If he is not able to maintain it it shows the ‘healthier’ diet is damaging. Why can’t he eat healthier and still maintain a weight that was totally normal and fine?

  26. So Cal says:

    He is starving because every night its been roast chicken, lol.

  27. Valerie says:

    Can’t they just bloody well eat some veggies and fruit and cut out the processed crap for a while? I’ll never understand prolonged juicing. Maybe a day of it would be fine, to give your digestive system a rest, but after that, you need real food.

  28. Annabelle says:

    I recognise this diet. I have colitis, IBS, wheat allergies, celiac sprue and endometriosis. My diet is pretty much like that – drink everything or mashed smooth. I can’t digest rice, tomatoes or latex-containing fruit and veggies. I also fast on weekends. Meat happens once a month. Exercise and antioxidant teas keep my bowels moving and inflammation to a minimum. Building muscle through weight lifting makes me look less “sick”. Lots of healthy-looking people are suffering from things they don’t want the world to know about. Perhaps she’s helping him with a preventative regimen while giving him a taste of hers. Many of my friends have changed their diets to match mine and have told me that they have detoxed rapidly, have more energy and feel a lot happier with their bodies.

  29. Guest says:

    Lol….dailymail made this their top story. Boy that evil meghan trying to get her future husband to eat healthy and not fill up on processed food. How dare she?!

  30. Betsy says:

    The tabloids forget that both Charles and Diana were both fairly healthy eaters (I know she had bulimia, but I think outside of binges, she ate really well).