Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is not a robot, the fact-checking website Snopes reports.
A conspiracy theory had spread quickly online that the Duchess and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, were not human beings, but advanced robots.
Video purporting to demonstrate that the two newlyweds are androids has been viewed over a quarter million times on YouTube.
The video does make a fairly convincing visual case.
“This is some weird f*cking sh*t right here,” the narrator, Lil Donatello says. “This is Prince Harry and his girl, her face does not move.”
“That’s some illuminati sh*t,” he added.
The video may have made a convincing visual case that the royals were not human, because that was the reality of the video.
The Duke and Duchess featured in the video were actually artistic facsimile created by Madame Tussauds. The famous wax museum unveiled the “live figures” which they say is an “exciting innovation” meant “to feel as if they are really meeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in person.”
So yes, the video does show a robotic couple.
“Meghan Markle is not a robot,” Snopes concluded.
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.
The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.
It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.
GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.
Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.
"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."
Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.
White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.
CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."
Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.
Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.