Meghan Markle had the absolute best reaction to being called a "fat lady".

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Just one week on from the announcement of her royal patronages, Meghan Markle has made her first official visit to animal welfare charity Mayhew.

But while the Duchess of Sussex was meeting the shelter’s staff and volunteers, it seems one woman in particular gave the Duchess an interesting compliment.

“What a lovely lady you are,” Peggy McEachrom told the mum-to-be.

“And you’re a fat lady!” she added, pointing to the Duchess’ baby bump.

“I’ll take it!” Meghan immediately responded.

Although the comment sounds harsh out-of-context, it’s clear from footage of the moment that it was meant as a kind, friendly compliment about Meghan’s late stage of pregnancy and not as an insult.

McEachrom also added that she believes Meghan and Prince Harry will have a son.

“Glad to see you so well. You’ll soon be having a little baby boy!” McEachrom said.

“Oh, you think it’s going to be a boy?” Meghan responded.

“It’s a surprise. We don’t know what we’re having. I ask everyone what they think, and everyone has a very strong opinion about it.”

Meghan recently admitted that she is pretty far along in her pregnancy.

“We asked her how her pregnancy was going and she said she was six months and she tapped her tummy,” Carla Gandy told People magazine after meeting the Duchess on Monday.


The Duchess also recently received four new patronages.

Meghan is now a Royal patron of the National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities, Smart Works and Mayhew.

While visiting Mayhew this week, Meghan, who is a longtime advocate for animal welfare, met a number of dogs up for adoption at the centre.

While holding a Jack Russell, Meghan said that she’d love to rescue another dog.

“We can’t take another dog before the baby as our hands are too full,” Meghan reportedly said.

Meghan and Harry recently adopted a dog together and Meghan’s dog from Toronto also lives with the couple.

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