During her much ballyhooed Sunday, March 7 interview with Oprah Winfrey, former actress and current Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle briefly mentioned that as a teen she worked at a froyo shop called Humphrey Yogart.
The quick statement was enough to set off gallons of internet buzz, as well as an avalanche of calls to the shop from British media and curious customers.
But the owner of the store didn’t have a scoop. In fact, she didn’t even remember Markle — who worked there in 1994, according to her spokesman, Creig Rogers.
“The main problem with this story is that they just don’t have any kind of story,” he said. “There’s no scoop.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)The store, tucked in a corner of Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks, was opened in 1984 by husband-and-wife team Maria and Raphael Baker and named after Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart. (There’s no Bogie link to this story, other than the name of the shop; though his career predated contemporary soft-serve yogurt treats. He was, however, a distant relation to Princess Diana, so there’s a vaguely royal tie.)
Paula Sheftel purchased the store in 1986 for $110,000, according to the store’s website.
Rogers, a manager at the shop in the mid-1990s, said he didn’t remember Markle. At the time, the company had six other locations…