Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is pictured visiting the Royal Variety Charity’s on Dec. 18, 2018, in Twickenham, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Once Meghan Markle announced she was pregnant with her first child in October 2018, the exciting moment in her life eventually turned into a pregnancy riddled with harsh backlash and conspiracy theories.

With the 37-year-old expected to give birth any day now, reporter Afua Hirsch claims trolls have used the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy to create a negative narrative.

“Since she announced her pregnancy there has been a new wave of hostility towards her which is quite hard to ignore,” she said during an appearance “The Andrew Marr Show.”

Hirsch noted that the negative attention has caused a variety of speculation including rumors suggesting Meghan is faking her pregnancy and wearing a prosthetic bump. “Beyoncé the first time she was pregnant, was plagued by these conspiracy theories that she faked her pregnancy.”

“I think in the case of Meghan it links to this strain, and by no means applies to everybody, but there is a faction of people in this country who are hostile towards her,” the writer added.

Hirsch believes the conspiracy theories made up about Meghan are “absurd” and could be caused by people who may not approve of her marriage with Prince Harry.

Last year, insiders told Us Weekly, the Duke of Sussex felt “powerless” because he couldn’t protect his wife from negative comments. “Keeping her away from the negativity and harm has been hard for him. It’s been his purpose in their relationship to keep her away from the negativity,” the source explained.

“It has put pressure on her relationship with Harry. He’s very frustrated with how little can be done,” the insider added.

The palace has reportedly taken special measures to prevent negative comments about Meghan from being posted on the royal family’s social media accounts.