The claim: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed divorce papers
Thousands of Facebook users have weighed in on Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's marriage in response to a post claiming the couple has ended their marriage.
"MEDIA SHOCK! Harry & Meghan Have Finally Signed The DIVORCE Papers," the post, published June 16 by a page called Micall monuz, reads.
The post, which accrued more than 900 shares and 4,000 comments in just over a week, features a roughly nine-minute-long video detailing reasons the couple's marriage was supposedly failing, including that Meghan's control over Harry "made him feel suffocated and want to run away."
However, as some commenters noted, there's no evidence to support this claim. Neither the couple nor any news outlets have reported that Harry and Meghan are divorced or are planning to divorce.
USA TODAY reached out to the page that posted the claim for comment.
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No evidence the Duke and Duchess have divorced
No reputable news outlets or members of the royal family have reported that Prince Harry and Meghan are seeking divorce. The only social media page that the couple keeps, an Instagram account called @sussexroyal, also has no mention of a divorce.
The Facebook post that made this claim offers no evidence to back it up and also contradicts itself. While the post claimed the couple had signed divorce papers in the caption of the video, the video itself says there is no solid evidence to support the claim.
"The signing of the divorce papers is just a rumor in the media," the narrator of the video says. "The royal couple has yet to confirm. But experts say they may be hiding it or it will happen soon."
The couple recently appeared together in public for events such as the Platinum Jubilee, which celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 70th year on the throne. They were photographed holding hands as they entered St. Paul's Cathedral.
Our rating: False
Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that Prince Harry and Meghan have signed divorce papers. No reputable sources have reported that the couple is divorced or planning to divorce. The only source for the claim is a Facebook page that said in the video accompanying the post that it is "just a rumor" and that the couple has not confirmed it.
Our fact-check sources:
Check Your Fact, June 23, Fact Check: Prince Harry And Duchess Meghan Did Not Divorce
PolitiFact, June 21, No, Prince Harry and Meghan didn’t get divorced
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal), accessed June 27, Instagram page
USA TODAY, Nov. 27, 2017, Prince Harry will marry a divorced American — and the church is fine with it
USA TODAY, Jan. 10, 2020, 'Megxit' divides U.K.: Is Meghan Markle to blame for royal shocker?
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: No evidence Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are divorcing