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Prince Harry, who stepped down as a senior royal earlier this year, has allegedly stopped hunting in an effort to please his wife Meghan Markle.

According to a plethora of mainstream tabloids, Prince Harry sold £50,000 ($62,000) worth of hunting rifles to an anonymous buyer in a private deal around five months.

Tabloids also claim Harry has given up partaking in bloodsports – despite his family’s hunting traditions.

‘Defenseless animals’

Back in 2018, Markle reportedly attended the Royal Family’s post-Boxing Day Shoot lunch – going against reports that she had ‘banned’ Prince Harry from taking part in the hunt.

Media reports stated Markle joined her husband and brother-in-law Prince William and his wife Kate for lunch after the brothers took part in the blood sports ritual.

Prior to the event, it was said that Markle  hated the idea of her husband killing ‘defenseless animals’ – and as a result, asked him to abstain.

Plant-based?

Despite her dislike for hunting, Markle refuted rumours that she was plant-based in a 2019 interview with Michelle Obama.

The former Suits actor penned for Vogue: “So over a casual lunch of chicken tacos and my ever-burgeoning bump, I asked Michelle if she would help me with this secret project.”

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.