Queen Elizabeth II is rumored to be furious after learning from palace insiders of a money-making scheme that Meghan Markle and her new best gal pal in Britain, Victoria Beckham, have hatched. Those closest to the Queen have learned that, after Markle is wed and has her official royal title of “Duchess of Sussex,” the two busy bees are plotting to “cash-in” on the royal name. The Queen no doubt gave Harry an earful as palace insiders were left shaking their heads.
Reports surfaced Tuesday that Markle was partnering up with Victoria Beckham on a secret business venture to be launched after Markle is wed to Prince Harry. Immediately, the palace went into damage control, denying the “team-up” but leaving the door open for Markle, or Princess Pushy as she is called in Britain, to develop her own business.
There are no U.K. laws that prohibit a member of the royal family from having a “side hustle,” but Markle’s idea is shocking the royal family. But first, let’s go over some history.
Markle and Beckham were introduced a few months back. The Daily Mail reports that “according to reports earlier this month, Victoria, 43, and Meghan, 36, have struck up a ‘secret friendship’ since the US actress moved across the pond to live with Harry at Kensington Palace.”
“Leaving behind her life in Canada – where she’s been filming her TV show Suits over the years – brings many a dilemma for the 36-year-old [Markle], most notably where to find an A-list hairdresser to look after her iconic tresses in Blighty. So, that might explain why the Californian beauty has struck up an unlikely friendship with singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, following a secret meeting,” adds Elle Magazine.
The Sun also reports that “the pair recently bonded over hair and beauty tips, with the 42-year-old mother-of-four giving Markle a list of exclusive salon names in London for her to visit. With a self-proclaimed love of facials, having once revealed Nichola Joss’ London-based facial to be her favorite on her lifestyle blog, The Tig, the actress also has been taking tips on where to pamper herself in her new hometown,” according to Elle.
So, the two have bonded over face cream and eyelash extensions. Well, that’s nice — except now it seems Markle talked Beckham into helping her start her own “bio-botox” line. As TMZ reports, “Reports surfaced Tuesday that Markle was partnering up with Victoria Beckham on a bio-botox line.”
As we previously mentioned, the palace, and that means the Queen, shot down the rumors for now, with TMZ even adding that they were told the rumors were completely untrue. Except, it’s looking like it not only is true but most reports say Princess Pushy was doing everything she could to keep it secret, which makes sense since this is not something “Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex” would be selling.
Royals do charity work. They go visit sick kids in the hospital. They greet dignitaries and host official dinners. They don’t sell a line of “bio-botox” that Nancy Pelosi would buy online. Maybe Markle is thinking about that prenup the Queen is demanding that she sign and she figures she better cash in on her royal title now because time’s a wasting.
A royal insider reportedly told Elle Magazine, “Meghan has been really pleased with Victoria’s beauty recommendations and has her to thank for meeting new friends in London.”
The report adds, “They have grown close and regularly text after Victoria told Meghan to visit Sarah Chapman, who bills herself ‘London’s most sought-after facialist.’ Meghan trusts and appreciates her advice. She is even thinking about using Victoria’s hairdresser over the Christmas period.”
I can only imagine poor Queen Elizabeth, sitting inside Buckingham Palace and shaking her head. I’m wondering what’s next, bringing back Beckham’s old girl group, The Spice Girls, with Markle as the new Scary Spice? Nothing would surprise me or anyone else who has been following the chronicles of Princess Pushy.