Meghan took foreign trips despite claiming passport was seized

New revelations about Meghan Markle’s globe-trotting have cast doubt about another claim she made in her explosive interview with ultra-rich American celeb Oprah Winfrey.

In it she claimed: “You couldn’t just go. You couldn’t. I mean, you have to understand, as well, when I joined that family, that was the last time, until we came here, that I saw my passport, my driver’s licence, my keys. All that gets turned over. I didn’t see any of that any more.”

But new information pulled together by the Sun shows that she flew off on a number of foreign trips after she started courting Prince Harry – including at least eight since she married into the family.

The eight foreign trips included solo visits to Toronto and New York in 2018 and 2019, as well as travel to Italy, Holland, Spain, and France.

The pair also traveled together for a honeymoon in an undisclosed location, said by a source to be somewhere “in the sun”.

Members of the family are required to use a passport for foreign travel, except Her Majesty the Queen, raising doubts about Meghan’s claim that she “didn’t see” her passport after marrying into the British monarchy.

Royal expert Margaret Holder told The Sun: “…it’s unthinkable she didn’t carry it for personal and private trips such as her New York baby shower, travelling to see friends in Canada, partying in Amsterdam and going to Lake Como with George Clooney.”

She also suggested that royal aides held on to Meghan’s passport to keep it safe, rather than as a strategy to prevent the young jet-setter from travelling – an interesting second side to the story, given Meghan’s professed interest in security.

This website has already reported on doubts raised about other explosive claims made by the Duchess of Sussex in her bombshell interview, including expert opinion on her son’s entitlement to the rank of prince and her claim to have married Harry three days prior to the Royal Wedding – seemingly without two Church of England-mandated witnesses.

And, despite apparent weaknesses in other parts of her testimony, Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan was forced to stick to his guns and quit his prominent role on the show after being asked to apologise for doubting other claims made by the former professional telly actress.