Meghan Markle’s fans fume after Duchess accused of ‘PR stunt’ at Philip funeral

Meghan Markle’s thoughtful gesture to Prince Philip has been branded as a "bewildering PR stunt" – but her fans have been left fuming.

Royal commentator Daniela Elsa claimed Meghan had leaked details of a handwritten note she attached to a wreath in honour of Prince Harry’s grandad.

She alleged the information was leaked ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday, insinuating the Duchess of Sussex had been involved in a PR stunt.

Elsa said: "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."

She continued: "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."

Elsa did not explain the context of her claim that Meghan had leaked the details, as the contents of the note are still not known.

But the jibe left the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ fans furious for "attacking" her at a time when the Royal Family is in mourning.

One fan branded Ms Elsa "ignorant" and "hateful," adding that it "proves" Meghan will get attacked whatever she does.

One said: "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."

Another said: "If … it had transpired… that Meghan had NOT sent a wreath. Run that scenario, what would you say then?"

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A third 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.

"All she did was step back and let them talk… like any normal person would! Meanwhile, Meghan is getting knocked for sending a wreath and steering the conversation about her," a fourth said.

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Meghan did not attend Prince Phillip's funeral alongside Harry on Saturday April 17 as she could not travel because she is heavily pregnant.

It is understood the Duchess of Sussex did watch the funeral, however, as Buckingham Palace made "private arrangements" to mark Philip's life.

The "special arrangements" are said to have included a special live stream.

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