Buckingham Palace shuts down scammers claiming Meghan Markle endorsed their diet pill
A pair of websites have been peddling wild claims about some diet pills. Fake quotes from Meghan Markle—and in one case, an entire fake interview—position the weight loss pills as the Duchess’s go-to products.
It was the Mirror who uncovered this online campaign.
According to the Mirror, the bogus online campaign for Keto Weight Loss tablets features YouTube images of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, before and after her pregnancy. And a fake quote on the sites called First Level Fitness says: “Post-pregnancy my body had lost its shape. But, with keto body tone, I came back.”
On discovering the websites, The Mirror asked Buckingham Palace to comment. The Palace “vowed to crack down,” per the Mirror. A royal source adds: “This is obviously not true and an illegal use of the Duchess’ name for advertising purposes. We will follow our normal course of action.”
The campaign also a bizarre fabricated interview, which has the Duchess claim to choose her passion for weight loss over the royal family.
“The Royal Family is not happy with me splitting my time up,” it reads, per the Mirror. “They made me decide on which direction I was going to focus on the future. Being so turned off by the reaction of their power move I have decided to pursue my new weight loss line and dream.”
Meanwhile, Tam Fry, chairman of the UK National Obesity Forum, tells Mirror: “Nobody, but nobody should go near diet pills advertised on the web – even when your favourite celebrity ‘endorses’ them.
“If you want to diet, it should be mandatory to seek advice from regulated professionals and use what they recommend.”