Britons furious at Meghan Markle ‘PR stunt’ claim over leaked details of funeral wreath

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MEGHAN MARKLE has been accused of using Prince Philip’s funeral as a publicity stunt as details of the wreath she sent were leaked to the press. While fans of the Duchess rallied behind her, others have lashed out at Meghan claiming she is “trying to stay in the limelight”.

Now the British public have hit back at the former Suits actress.

They said: “Dear Ms Markle and your American PR team.

“Please take some time this week to observe our Royal ladies at HRH the Prince Philip’s funeral.

“Watch and learn from their dignified, quiet grace and regal elegance as they perform their duties.

“How to behave while you still hold the title of Duchess needs much improvement as do your manners.”

Someone else lashed out at Meghan and her supporters claiming they have not “learnt the difference between royalty and celebrity”.

The Express.co.uk reader said: “This is what Meghan and her supporters have to learn … the royals do NOT publicise things like this … they don’t publicise what is in wreaths or who made it or what they write on cards unless that is the most important person i.e. The Queen.

“Meghan and her supporters haven’t learnt the difference between royalty and celebrity.

“Meghan wants to be a celebrity. The BRF are royalty.”

Another said: “All that Meghan is doing is trying to stay in the limelight but she is wasting her time, everyone is fed up with her going on gobbing about a load of bull.”

Someone else said Meghan has proven her heart is “empty and her gestures” are for publicity and nothing else.

They said: “Philip was sick and dying – did they stop the Oprah interview, in respect for him – NO.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle timeline

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle timeline (Image: Express)

“Did they care about his or anyone’s feelings but their own – NO.

“Her own father in the hospital with heart problems – SHE DID NOTHING!

“Her heart has proven itself empty and her gestures for publicity nothing else.”

Another Express.co.uk reader lashed out at the Duchess’s “dim-witted” supporters who forgot Harry sent his own wreath.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down with Oprah

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down with Oprah (Image: CBS)

They said: “Her half baked dim-witted fans conveniently forget that her husband sent a wreath.

“This publicity-seeking woman sent a wreath but made sure everyone knew about it.

“Horrible person.”

Someone else added: “Everything she does is all about herself and to maximise publicity.

Prince Philip passed away earlier this month

Prince Philip passed away earlier this month (Image: Getty)

“Disgraceful to use the Duke’s funeral for publicity.”

These come after commentator Daniela Elsa accused Meghan of leaking details about a handwritten note attached to a wreath to honour Prince Philip ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

Ms Elsa wrote in the Australian news outlet, news.com.au: “What is bewildering here is why and how, on a day which should have been resolutely, solely focused on celebrating the Duke, that still something Sussex-related has managed to end up in the headlines.

“While Buckingham Palace has released a cavalcade of specifics about yesterday’s proceedings, everything from precise timings to where exactly Philip’s valets would be standing, no particulars about the other eight wreaths that were placed in the chapel have been released.

“The appearance here is that even at this moment of mourning someone Sussex-adjacent has seen the wreath and Meghan’s note as an opportunity to drum up some good PR, hardly edifying stuff.”

But supporters of the Duchess of Sussex rushed to her defence.

One person tweeted: “Meghan Markle accused of ‘bewildering PR stunt’ over wreath at Philip’s funeral. To whoever this person is, this ignorant, hateful person who does not like Duchess of Sussex, just proves it doesn’t matter what she does, gets attacked, YES attacked.”

Someone else said: “If … it had transpired… that Meghan had NOT sent a wreath. Run that scenario, what would you say then?”

Another added: “Meghan is gracious, handwriting her condolences with a lovely thought-out very personal wreath. The Royal Family members who are not as gracious look and learn.

“Doria instilled in Meghan generosity of spirit. A lady through and through.”

Another social media user tweeted: “This is vintage Meghan. Thoughtful sophisticated and a lesson in how to make a wreath totally representative of the recipient.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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