Meghan Markle went out for meals during time she was told to ‘lie low’, author claims

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Meghan Markle has been accused of going out for meals around London despite telling Oprah Winfrey that she was made to “lie low” in her own home.

However, according to claims made in six new chapters of Andrew Morton’s book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, the ex-royal had been seen going for meals in London’s Notting Hill among other outings.

In an updated version of the book, which will be released later this month after first being published in 2018, Mr Morton claims that the US actress was also spotted going for beauty treatments, while paparazzi images of the sightings were turned down by British newspapers.

Within the new chapters of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Mr Morton wrote: “She also claimed that over one four-month period, she had only twice left the house, again indicating that she was a lonely prisoner hidden away by the men in grey.

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Meghan Markle was pictured out for meals during time she was told to “lie low”, author claims (Image: Getty Images)

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The couple took part in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey this year (Image: Harpo Productions_AFP via Getty)

“Yet she was seen out on numerous occasions: dinner and lunch appointments in Notting Hill, beauty treatments in Kensington and various shopping trips.

“Though she was snapped by the paparazzi, British newspapers declined to buy photographs of these excursions,” claims Morton.

UK regulations bar the use of material obtained through “intimidation, harassment or persistent pursuit,” which includes photographers following celebrities without their consent.

Meghan and Harry

Harry and Meghan stepped back from royal duties in early 2020 and moved to the US with their son (Image: Getty Images)

“So, even, ‘Can I go and have lunch with my friends?’ ‘No, no, no, you’re oversaturated, you’re everywhere, it would be best for you to not go out to lunch with your friends’. I go, ‘Well, I haven’t left the house in months’.”

She added: “I mean, there was a day that one of the members of the family, she came over, and she said, ‘Why don’t you just lay low for a little while, because you are everywhere right now’.

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Meghan Markle during an appearance in Harlem last month (Image: Getty Images)

Mr Morton also claims that the Duchess of Sussex experienced a “curious kind of muzzling” for the restrictions she reported were placed on her by the Royal Family.

He wrote: “She also felt silenced and trapped by the system; her passport, driver’s license and keys were taken away from her as though she were entering an open prison.

Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle appeared on Oprah where they spoke of their time as royals (Image: PA)

“That didn’t stop her, though, from making numerous speeches on female empowerment, equality and other issues while traveling around the world on private and commercial aircraft.

“It was a curious kind of muzzling.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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