Apparently Meghan Markle will allow Prince Harry to go hunting on Boxing Day.

Meghan Markle has made name for herself as a bit of a ‘trouble-maker’ since she became the Duchess of Sussex; you know, because she has opinions and ideas.

She’s cared a lot about the Grenfell Tower disaster. She thinks about the environment and her carbon footprint. And the worst of it?

She wants to be kind to animals. So much so, that she forbade her new husband from participating in the Royal family’s traditional post-breakfast Boxing Day pheasant hunt on the Sandringham estate – or at least, that’s what has been reported.

It’s now been revealed that was completely fake news.

A palace source has told the Daily Mail: “It’s completely untrue that Her Royal Highness has banned the Duke from shooting.”

Sigh. Poor Meghan. She’s just trying to live her best life whilst rumours about her abound.

But there’s a reason why those rumours arose; you see, when Harry missed the 2017 shoot, the world assumed it was Meghan’s altruistic influence, and that he would once again miss this year’s hunt.

Prince Harry has been involved in hunting since his youth. Here, Prince Charles, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, Prince William and Prince Harry take part in the Beaufort Hunt in March 1997. Image: Anwar Hussein/Getty.

However, The Sun now reports that the Duke of Sussex has been on group hunts since he started dating his future-wife. According to these sources, Harry even bought a black Labrador puppy this year - with the intention of raising it as a hunting dog.


A friend of the Royal family, David Roper—Curzon, added of Harry, “He’s a very good shot. Not only that, he is a great figure in supporting those who work in that industry.”

The Sun also reported that another source close the Duke claimed he is “very keen” to support wildlife charities with Meghan; however he believes hunting is a “sustainable field sport.”

Indeed, the Royal family is very keen on traditional sports which involve animals, such as hunting, and the polo. And, regardless of whatever the Duchess's personal feelings might be, she is supportive of her husband, as evidence by her attendance of a match in July this year.

In love, supporting the polo, and nauseating the world with their perfection. Image: Getty

Earlier in December, a royal source revealed Harry is consuming less animal protein, and has increased his intake of plant-based foods, thanks to Meghan's influence.

“Meghan is a keen animal lover and likes to eat vegan during the week and she has a strict no-fur policy."

You keep doing you, Meghan. We - and Harry, obviously - love you for it.