Online adverts featuring pictures of Meghan Markle wrongly claimed she had used pills to get in shape following the birth of baby Archie.
One bogus ad for “Keto Weight Loss” tablets featured YouTube grabs of Prince Harry’s wife before and after her pregnancy.
Another, on a site called First Level Fitness, used a fake quote they credited to Meghan, saying: “Post-pregnancy my body had lost its shape.
“But, with keto body tone, I came back.”
A second site promoting diet pills – which experts have slammed as potentially dangerous – even sees Meghan claiming in an interview that the Royal Family wanted to stop her “pursuing my own weight loss line”.
“Post-pregnancy my body had lost its shape. But, with keto body tone, I came back”
False quote attributed to Meghan Markle
Cruelly, one ad has Meghan posing with the Queen and describing the tablets as her “passion project”.
She actually used this phrase to refer to the launch of a charity cookbook for victims of the Grenfell disaster.
A royal source told the Mirror, which discovered the ads: “This is obviously not true and an illegal use of the Duchess’ name for advertising purposes.
“We will follow our normal course of action.”
First Level Fitness describes itself as a “one-stop fitness site”.
Along with flogging dodgy diet pills, it also sells a number of “male enhancement” sex drugs.
Sellers linked to the diet supplements claim the “Meghan” pills “melt fat fast without diet or exercise”.
But the NHS advises that you always ask a professional before taking any sort of dietary pill.
In 2017, research carried out by The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency revealed that almost two-thirds of users of online diet pills had suffered side effects.
These included diarrhoea, bleeding, blurred vision and heart problems.
This isn’t the first time scammers have used pictures of celebs to falsely advertise drugs and supplements.
In May, fraudsters used Holly Willoughby’s pics in diet pill ads — although the This Morning host had no idea about them.