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Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has refuted the rumor she follows a plant-based diet in a recent interview with Michelle Obama. 

The former Suits actor, who reportedly refuses to wear animal fur, guest-edited the September issue of 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,” Markle said.

Back in 2016, the Duchess spoke about her ‘part-time plant-based diet’ to Hello Magazine, revealing: “I just try to avoid the things that I know are going to make me feel lethargic or sluggish. I eat mostly just fish and veggies – but I am also a foodie.

When I’m filming, I’m conscious of what I eat. I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends. But at the same time, it’s all about balance.”

Vegan fashion

Markle has also spoken publicly about cruelty-free fashion, telling Good Housekeeping Magazine she loves ‘cropped pants in vegan leather’ – which reportedly caused a 67 percent increase in internet searches for ‘vegan leather trousers‘. 

She has also been photographed wearing a pair of vegan Stan Smith shoes made by designer Stella McCartney – during her 16-day Royal Tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand with husband Prince Harry.

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'.