Meghan Markle is planning to raise the royal baby vegan, but the Queen says she won’t let it happen, according to reports.
The Duchess of Sussex eats a plant-based diet on the weekdays and has reportedly convinced Prince Harry to follow a mostly plant-based diet as well. Now she wants to raise Baby Sussex vegan, a palace insider revealed to Woman’s Day.
However, the 92-year-old Queen, who is big on the royal tradition of sport hunting, says she will not let the child be raised vegan, insiders say.
“The Queen won’t have it.”
“Meghan seems to have little regard for royal traditions but bringing the baby up as a vegan simply won’t be tolerated by the monarch.”
“It’s created tense discussions between Meghan and Harry, who doesn’t want to upset his grandmother.”
While Meghan eats a plant-based diet during the week, she eats animal products on the weekends, which she was advised to do by doctors.
The 37-year-old is also reported to be urging Prince Harry to stop hunting pheasants due to her stance against animal cruelty.
“The Boxing Day shoot was always going to be a tricky issue,” a source said. “Meghan is a keen animal rights campaigner and doesn’t like hunting in any form.”
“Harry loves it and has always been out there on Boxing Day. But if it means breaking with long-standing royal traditions to avoid upsetting her, so be it.”
Despite Meghan’s anti-hunting stance, Prince Harry was in attendance at last year’s annual Boxing Day hunt.
The Duchess of Sussex also made a splash when it was revealed that she would be painting Baby Sussex’s room in gender neutral colors using vegan paint.
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