It’s been a year of ups and downs for Meghan Markle.
The Duchess of Sussex has been dealing with a tidal wave of bad PR ever since the publication of Prince Harry’s memoir back in January.
At one point, polls indicated that Meghan was less popular than ever, and young people on both sides of the pond found her to be less authentic than her top rival, Kate Middleton.
Last week, Meghan joined Harry at the Invictus Games, and it looked as though the couple’s long-awaited comeback was finally underway.
Meghan delivered a speech to the event’s athletes, and she was photographed beaming by Harry’s side at competitions, medal ceremonies, and beer-fueled celebration dinners.
It was the boost the Sussexes have been needing for months.
But their time in the sun might turn out to be short-lived thanks to early reports of another memoir that’s likely to shine a spotlight on Meghan.
You might recall that Meghan was once close friends with a Toronto-based stylist named Jessica Mulroney.
Suits filmed in Toronto, and the women became inseparable during the period of time when Meghan spent a large chunk of her year living north of the border.
But in 2020, Meghan cut ties with Jessica in the wake of an unexpected scandal.
Mulroney was fired from her job as a … after being called out for racially insensitive behavior by prominent influencer Sasha Exeter.
Insiders say Meghan was quick to distance herself from Jessica, and at the time, it looked like that would be the end of the two women’s involvement with one another.
Now, however, there are reports that Mulroney is planning to write a tell-all memoir.
The rumor mill started churning when Jessica posted a cryptic comment on her Instagram Story Tuesday night:
“As loving as I am, my detachment game is strong too,” she wrote.
The following day, the gossip site Crazy Days and Nights ran a blind item that seemed to refer to Jessica’s literary debut.
“The north of the border former bff of the alliterate one who was ditched, is apparently writing a book. That should be a very interesting read.”
The site has previously used the nickname “the alliterate one” to refer to the fact that Meghan has the same first and last initial.
Mulroney has not yet confirmed that she intends to write book, but if such a project is in the offing, you can bet that it won’t portray Meghan in a very flattering light.
The Sussex legal team has surely been placed on high alert.
In the meantime, Meghan’s PR machine is still working overtime to bolster her public image.
Several outlets reported today that after the conclusion of the Invictus Games, Meghan did not head right home to SoCal.
Instead, she stopped by TrebeCafé, a Dusseldorf that hires girls and mothers who have struggled with homelessness.
“The visitors to the TrebeCafé told the Duchess openly about their former life on the street, how they got to know the TrebeCafé and how they got their lives back under control there with the support of the employees,” reads a press release from the organization.
“Meghan Markle took over the chopping of vegetables without further ado,” the statement continued.
“In a relaxed atmosphere, the girls now had the opportunity to ask the Duchess everything they always wanted to know about her.”
We’re sure Meghan’s main reason for the visit was the opportunity to perform a good deed — but the positive press probably wasn’t far from the minds of her media handlers.