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Pregnant Meghan Markle called a ‘fat lady’ by doting pensioner

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It’s not the first thing you should say to a pregnant woman or a former actress but the Duchess of Sussex was left laughing after a pensioner called her “a fat lady”. 

Meghan was visiting the animal welfare charity Mayhew in London when she was introduced to an elderly lady called Peggy, who gets visits from their Therapaws therapy dogs at the care home where she lives.

Peggy and Meghan shared a lovely moment talking to each other with Peggy saying: “Lovely lady, you are, may the good Lord always bless you.”

Smiling and looking at her baby bump, she added: “And you’re a fat lady.”

Meghan took it as a compliment – laughing and saying: “I’ll take it.”

On Monday the Duchess told crowds in Birkenhead that she was six months pregnant and expecting the baby around the end of April or the start of May.

Meghan meets Maggi, a jack Russell during her visit
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Meghan meets Maggi, a jack Russell during her visit

Last week the animal charity Mayhew was announced as one of four charity patronages that Meghan has taken on that reflect her passions and interests.

The charity helps to rehome cats and dogs, but also carries out work in the community to offer support and educate people on how best to care for their pets.

Their Therapaws programme promotes the positive therapeutic impact that animals can have through visits to residential homes.

During the visit Meghan, a keen dog lover, spoke about her own rescue dogs. Before she met Harry she had two dogs from shelters but had to leave behind Bogart, who was thought to be too old to make the move to the UK.

Her other dog Guy, a Beagle, did make the journey and is now part of the family.

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Here's the Duchess with a Jack Russell called Minnie
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Here’s the Duchess with a Jack Russell called Minnie

One little Jack Russell called Minnie seemed to catch her eye, with Meghan picking her up for a cuddle.

On Wednesday night, she joined Prince Harry for the charity premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem”, to raise awareness and funds for Harry’s Sentebale charity.

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