Meghan Markle in battle with scammers who claim she is using diet pills for weight loss following Archie birth

Lauren Clark
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Meghan Markle is battling with scammers who claimed she used diet pills for post-pregnancy weight loss [Image: Getty]

Meghan Markle is well-known for her love of nutritious meals and exercise - she recently revealed in her new Vogue issue how she is a fan of a "high-energy, cardio-based mat workout” and has reportedly been doing baby yoga with Archie.

But the Duchess of Sussex, 38, has been forced to go to war with scammers who are using her name to try and sell diet pills online.

Using pictures of the new royal mum, they are claiming, as part of a fake campaign, that she has used “Keto Weight Loss” tablets to slim down after giving birth to her three-month-old son.

According to The Sun, one advert stated the former actress wanted the product to be her “passion project” since she is “obsessed over her weight”.

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Another featured a fabricated quote in Meghan’s voice which read: “Post pregnancy my body had lost its shape. But, with keto body tone, I came back.”

They report that Buckingham Palace is fighting to get the “illegal” adverts removed.

A royal source told the Sunday Mirror: “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 Duchess of Sussex gave birth to baby son Archie in May [Image: Getty]

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A third advert, designed to look like an article, used the headline: “Meghan Markle in trouble for disobeying Queen Elizabeth’s orders”.

The fake piece claimed the Duchess was in “hot water” with the monarch for seeking “outside help for her weight loss treatment Keto Pure”.

It then featured a series of made-up quotes from website Entertainment Today - which doesn’t exist - reporting that Meghan’s all-female-owned weight loss line was a “dream” come true.

One read: “All my life I’ve been passionate about taking care of my weight due to the pressures of Hollywood to stay young and look fit.

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“For the last 10 years I’ve been travelling the world and sourcing organic ingredients and weight loss remedies.”

The scammers are selling the diets pills for £19.99 for a pack of 60.

Kate Middleton, Holly Willoughby, Cheryl Tweedy, Susanna Reid and Amanda Holden’s personas have also been used by scammers to sell slimming pills, which experts have warned could have dangerous side effects.

Meghan has not discussed her diet or fitness regime since she began dating Prince Harry, 34, in 2016.

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