Meghan's best friend in Hollywood, Jennifer Meyer, has been told by palace authorities to take down photos of the Duchess of Sussex she uploaded online. She was using them to promote her online jewelry business.
Meyer, 42, was called for by the Buckingham Palace for posting photos of Meghan after she provided her with several pieces of jewelry. The Duchess has been seen in major royal events this year wearing these fine jewelry pieces. Included in these special events was the first public appearance of baby Archie to the world when he met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
A dozen of images of Meghan wearing jewelry pieces were posted on Meyer's personal Instagram account, as well as in the Jennifer Meyer Jewellery website. Attached to every photo is a link on how the item may be purchased. All of these photos have been taken down at the moment.
This was not the first time that Meghan Markle has received jewelry from her good friend, Jennifer Meyer. In fact, the renowned jeweler has been giving Meghan special pieces from her collection over the years.
Damaging The Royal Reputation?
Why was she asked to take down the photos? According to a reliable insider of The Mirror, Jennifer Meyer has been told to remove the images of the Duchess online as they could be damaging to her reputation and that of the entire royal family.
The designer boasted how Meghan was seen wearing her priced pieces. In the past year alone, there have been 10 occasions to which Markle was wearing Meyer's jewelry pieces.
Is this an act of royalty or celebrity? The editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, said that her royal highness Duchess of Sussex may be the one causing all the confusion. It looks like she has blurred the lines between royalty and celebrity.
Jason Pandy, a PR expert at Goldbug, said that there might be little doubt that Jennifer Meyer's brand would benefit from her relationship with Meghan Markle. The negative publicity that Meghan has been receiving from the press could only put Meyer's collection in hot water.
What does it say about Meghan wearing fine jewelry pieces? Does it make her any less deserving to be part of the royal family?
Who is Jennifer Meyer?
Jennifer Meyer is a renowned jewelry designer. She was once married to the actor Tobey Maguire.
Meyer met Meghan when the Duchess was starting her career in Hollywood. Meghan may be royalty, but she is not the only friend Meyer has in Hollywood. Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston are just two of the famous names Meyer is friends within the entertainment industry.
Is Meyer using her friendship with the royal to promote her jewelry business? It may look like it because of the photos of Meghan she posted on her official social media business page.
However, is it Meghan that crossed the line of confusing her royal status to celebrity status? Both their fans are more on the lookout for exciting new jewelry pieces worn by Markle and designed by Meyer.