Meghan Markle’s Wikipedia was edited just before Prince Harry reveal
Meghan Markle’s Wikipedia page was drastically altered just before her relationship with Prince Harry went public — dropping her modeling work to instead promote her as an “activist” and “humanitarian.”
Records of changes to the site show a flurry of activity late on Oct. 9, 2016 — when the “Suits” actress was already dating Harry and only weeks before their hidden love hit headlines at the end of that month.
The first change scrubbed detailed mention of how she was “the model who held case #24 on the US version of the television game show “Deal or No Deal,” Wikipedia’s records of changes show.
Just 10 minutes later, her entry was changed from describing her an actress who was also a “fashion model, spokesmodel” to one who was an “Activist, Humanitarian,” the changes show.
“Markle is actively involved in the socio-political arena,” the new entry read. “She has also worked with The United Nations Women, where, as an Advocate, she presented at UN Headquarters for the HeforShe Gender Equality Campaign in September 2014,” it now said.
“Meghan has also been a panelist on the esteemed list of speakers for One Young World (Dublin, 2014), and has traveled to Afghanistan with the Joint Chief of Staff on a USO tour December 2014.”
The entry was also changed to note that she was the “founder of The TIG,” her lifestyle blog at the time, with someone else adding a link to the site two days later.
The changes were made anonymously from an IP address only linked on the site to the Markle edits.
The IP address is linked to a Los Angeles PR firm with no known links to the duchess, according to The Telegraph, which speculated that the changes could have been made by friends who were aware her royal romance was about to go public.
Reps for Markle did not immediately respond to requests for comment.