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Palace’s stern warning to Meghan’s celeb pal

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Lydia Hawken, The Sun

Meghan Markle’s jewellery designer friend has been ordered by Buckingham Palace to remove photos of the Duchess of Sussex wearing her pieces to promote her business.

According to The Mirror, California-based designer Jennifer Meyer, 42, allegedly breached a nondisclosure agreement by posting pictures of Meghan wearing her jewellery, reports The Sun.

What’s more, Ms Meyer also reportedly boasted that she “can’t get enough” of Meghan wearing her pricey necklaces, rings and earrings and the two became friends when the Duchess was still starring in legal drama Suits.

A royal source told the Mirror: “Jennifer Meyer has been told to remove the images and in no uncertain terms how damaging this could be for Meghan and the royal family.”

The Duchess of Sussex has worn several of Ms Meyer’s designs during royal events over the past year – including Archie’s introduction to the world, the family’s meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa and when she cheered Serena Williams on at the US Open.

The official Instagram account for Jennifer Meyer Jewellery – which boasts over 438,000 followers – then shared images of Meghan wearing her designs immediately afterwards and links to where customers could shop the pieces online.

Meghan wore the designer’s jewellery to the US Open.
media_cameraMeghan wore the designer’s jewellery to the US Open.

In February, she was spotted wearing the designer’s $1260 “mummy” necklace as she headed home from her New York baby shower.

Plugging the royal connection on Instagram, the brand shared an image of Meghan with the caption: “Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and ‘mummy’-to-be, wearing our JM Mummy necklace as she leaves her baby shower in New York.”

She wore the ‘mummy’ necklace for her New York baby shower.
media_cameraShe wore the ‘mummy’ necklace for her New York baby shower.

And when Meghan wore her $1260 “mummy” necklace to a climate change speech in Birmingham the following month, the brand also used it as another opportunity to flog the expensive piece to their followers.

She wore it again a month later.
media_cameraShe wore it again a month later.

In May, the brand’s Instagram account shared a photo of the Duchess from her first royal photocall as a new mum when she wore one of their $1100 necklaces.

The caption read: “Happy Mother’s Day to the Duchess of Sussex! Meghan is wearing our 3 Turquoise Mini Bezel Dangle Necklace.”

The posts have all now been deleted.
media_cameraThe posts have all now been deleted.

Meghan has been photographed wearing the Hollywood designer’s jewellery – which is also a hit with A-listers Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson – at least 10 times in the past year.

Up until yesterday, the designer also had a whole section of her website where shoppers could browse the pieces Meghan has worn – but this has now been deleted.

Other stars who still have a shoppable section on Ms Meyer’s website include Reese Witherspoon, Hailey Bieber, Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried.

Commenting on the issue, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine Ingrid Seward said: “Meghan has again blurred the line between celebrity and royalty.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as Palace’s stern warning to Meghan’s celeb pal

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