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Is Meghan Markle the Reason Burberry Is Considering Going Fur-Free?
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With only 11 days until the royal wedding (but, like, who’s counting?), the “Meghan Markle effect” (aka the fact that everything she touches, from rings to bags to coats, turns to gold sells out in minutes) is in full force. 

So much so that even the biggest and oldest fashion houses are changing tune. Case in point: Burberry, who recently told The Sunday Times that furs were banned from its recent runway collections and that it’s “reviewing” all other clothing and accessories featuring fur (with the goal of completely phasing it out). And while the pressure from animal rights activists hasn’t ceased since its inception, there may be another reason for the positive change.

Meghan Markle, who wore a Burberry coat during an official visit to Edinburgh in February, refuses to wear real fur. Might her officially joining the royalfamily on May 19 when she weds Prince Harry have caused the storied brand to reconsider its use of animal fur for the sake of fashion?

According to a recent statement from Humane Society International Executive Director Claire Bass to Harper’s Bazaar UK, “Burberry is famous for being a royal fashion favorite so Meghan Markle, who is well-known for disliking fur, joining the family is sure to have made the quintessentially British brand look twice at its fur policy.”

There you have it: The Markle force is strong with this one.

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