The Buckingham Palace has reportedly moved to clamp down its authority after a US jewellery designer friend of Meghan Markle posted photos of the Duchess of Sussex on her personal Instagram while promoting her own jewellery pieces which the Royal member had worn on several occasions.
Jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer had reportedly posted about a dozen images of her Royal friend, linking her name to jewellery pieces on her website as well as her Instagram account.
A Royal source told the Daily Mirror that the American designer was told “in no uncertain terms” that using a Royal Family member’s image to market products could be very damaging to not only the Royal herself but the monarchy as a whole.
A senior Palace spokesperson confirmed that Meyer had breached her non-disclosure agreement.
However, despite the said request, the Daily Mail reported that several of the posts still remained on Meyer’s Instagram, with only a few having been deleted.
The Daily Mirror reached out to Meyer’s firm for a comment but is yet to get a response.
The Duchess of Sussex was seen wearing Meyer’s jewellery pieces at least on 10 different occasions.
Some of these included the ‘bar studs’ which Meghan wore when she went to see her friend Serena Williams battle it out at the US Open; the ‘Mummy’ necklace which Meghan was spotted wearing during her baby shower in New York and a delicate ‘bezel dangle’ necklace which the Duchess wore on Christmas last year.
Meghan and Meyer became friends during the former’s acting days when Meyer was married to actor Tobey Maguire.
Meyer also boasts of other high-profile celebrity clients such as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon.
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