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Duchess Meghan has been caught up in an online diet pill scam

Meghan has become the target of fake advertisements, which claim she used diet pills to lose her baby weight.

The Duchess of Sussex has become just the latest high profile person be caught up in an online scam which has used her face to try and sell diet pills, claiming she used the pills to help shed her baby weight, following the birth of baby Archie.
The series of online adverts for the 'Keto Weight Loss' pills goes so far as to attribute fake quotes to Meghan, Express reports, even playing on the previous allegations of tension between Meghan and the rest of the British royal family.
According to Express, First Level Fitness posted a fake quote attributed to Meghan which said: "Post pregnancy my body had lost its shape. But, with keto body tone, I came back."
Another site which promoted the same pills even falsely quoted the Duchess saying that she said she had disobeyed The Queen's orders by pursuing her own weight loss line, and claims the quote comes from an article by US publication Entertainment Today, which doesn't exist.
Meghan has been the target of online scammers who are claiming she has used their diet pills to drop her baby weight. (Image: Getty)
According to the Sunday Mirror Buckingham Palace have vowed to stop the fake ads saying: "This is obviously not true and an illegal use of the Duchess' name for advertising purposes.
"We will follow our normal course of action."
Another ad claimed Meghan wanted the pills to be her "passion project", a phrase which she had once used in a speech about her charity cookbook which she launched to raise money for the Grenfell community following the tragic Grenfell fire and to describe her lifestyle blog, The Tig.
Buckingham Palace have vowed to stop the fake ads from being distributed. (Image: Getty)
Since Archie's birth in May, Meghan hasn't discussed her post-baby weight, however according to a royal source who spoke to The Sun, the new mum is no hurry to return to her pre-pregnancy body saying Meghan wants to change the perception that there's a need for new mum's to 'bounce back' post-birth.
Royal author Katie Nicholl said Meghan is taking it easy and settling into motherhood in a "gentle and holistic" way.
"I hear that yoga is very much on her post-birth fitness regime – nothing too strenuous," she told The Sun.
"Before she fell pregnant, you know, Meghan was very fit… but has been taking it easy, the whole approach has been holistic, it has been gentle.
"Meghan hasn't been hitting the gym. She hasn't been in any hurry to get back in shape."
Meghan is reportedly in no rush to 'bounce back' after giving birth to Archie, and hopes to change the perception that women should feel pressured to do so. (Image: Getty)
Before becoming a member of the royal family Meghan often spoke openly about her fitness regime and diet describing herself as an avid foodie who loves to cook with fresh produce.
In an interview with EyeSwoon in 2017 the former actress said her usual diet consisted of "acai bowls, green juices, chopped salads, perfect sushi, grilled fish tacos," and attributed her healthy lifestyle to her Californian upbringing.
When it comes to fitness Meghan previously told Shape she explained that it's beneficial to find a workout you enjoy and that she doesn't believe it's something you should do solely to achieve an appearance-based goal.
"I think you have to find a workout routine that really speaks to you beyond trying to get goals for your body.
"So for me running is like… I need it as much for my head and to clear my head as I do for keeping in shape because I love to jog, I do a lot of hot yoga, and then pilates."
But along with her healthy approach to diet and fitness there's another important aspect to how she looks after her overall wellbeing: self-care.
"I give myself the luxury of downtime," she told Women's Health.
"We are all so incredibly busy and juggling so many things but I always taken an hour to just decompress, watch mindless TV and enjoy a glass of wine.
"That's all part of the investment. It's a balance."
We couldn't agree more Meghan!