Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle's statements shouldn't be within earshot of reporters during official engagements. Pictured: Markle visit the Dogpatch startup hub in Dublin on the final day of their trip to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Getty Images/Jimmy Rainford - Pool

Reporters have been asked to stay away from Meghan Markle during official engagements so that they can’t hear what she’s saying.

Richard Palmer, a royal correspondent, made the shocking claim on his Twitter account. He said that since Markle is still adjusting to her new life as a royal, some of the things she says may breach protocol. And if reporters hear this, they might write a story about the Duchess of Sussex from a negative perspective.

“Journalists are being kept further away from her than we were before the wedding. That means we can’t hear what she’s saying. You go up afterward and ask what she said,” he wrote (via Daily Mail).

“My hope is that when they come back from their summer break, Meghan will be given a bit of a freer rein to express herself (within earshot of the media) and get stuck into some of the serious topics she wants to tackle. She has the soft power to help many people in this world,” he added.

Markle and the other members of the royal family are not allowed to express their political opinions. But the Duchess of Sussex made headlines following her trip to Dublin with Prince Harry.

Senator Catherine Noone, who met Markle at a garden party, tweeted about what the former actress told her regarding Ireland’s recent referendum. Noone said that Markle agreed with Ireland’s desire to legalize abortion.

“The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum result – she watched with interest and was pleased to see the result,” Noone tweeted.

After deleting her post, Noone explained why she did so. “I clarified – it was a very benign chat, she expressed no political opinion. She was interested and charming. It was misleading so I deleted it,” she wrote.

On a more personal level, Markle has not also released an official statement regarding her dad Thomas Markle Sr.’s controversial statements about her and the royal family.