• Meghan Markle was accused of plagiarism
  • Meghan Markle allegedly copied Eleanor Roosevelt's 1951 speech
  • Melania Trump accused of copying Michelle Obama's speech

Meghan Markle was accused of plagiarism.

The Duchess of Sussex is in hot water again. Markle was accused of copying an ex-FLOTUS’ speech when she delivered her speech for the UN Women 2015 where she talked about her experience in fighting against gender inequality.

Markle delivered the speech on International Women’s Day and it was applauded by the audience. But according to Express, part of Markle’s speech was very similar to what former FLOTUS Eleanor Roosevelt said in 1951.

“It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it,” Roosevelt said when she made a speech on the Voice of America broadcast.

“It isn’t enough to simply talk about equality. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Let us work at it together, starting now,” Markle said in her speech.

Markle isn’t the only prominent figure plagued with plagiarism allegations as of late. First Lady Melania Trump was also accused of plagiarism because part of her speech at the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016 was almost similar to Michelle Obama’s remarks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 25, 2008.

However, many believed that it wasn’t Melania’s fault. Online users reacted to the issue and blamed her “incompetent and lazy” staff who were not up for the job. Meredith McIver, one of President Donald Trump’s staff, took the blame. She admitted that she included passages from the ex-FLOTUS’ 2008 speech in Melania’s address. However, she meant no harm in it. After the controversial incident, McIver offered her resignation, but the POTUS rejected it.

“This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant,” McIver said. “Mr. Trump told me people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from experiences.”

In related news, Markle and Prince Harry appeared at JP Morgan’s event. The royal couple received $975,000 in what was considered as their first gig following their exit, but the move was deemed a “PR disaster” because the company doesn’t support the Sussexes’ campaign against fossil fuel emissions.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 09, 2019 in London, England. Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images