We know Meghan Markle – sorry, the Duchess of Sussex – hasn’t let marrying into the British Royal Family change her completely. She does her own makeup, she kisses her husband in public and she even wears pants occasionally. (Take that, establishment.)
But serious question: would she still pick up dog poo?
Courtesy of a photo snapped by CBS Miami entertainment and lifestyle reporter, Lisa Petrillo, plenty of people are convinced the answer is ‘yes’.
The journalist shared a picture to Twitter that she took near the grounds of Kensington Palace, the London residence the Duchess and Prince Harry call home. In it, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the 37-year-old former Suits star appears to be browsing on her phone while – in Petrillo’s words – “her dog was doing his business”.
“So incredibly enough, walking by @kensingtonroyal – we spotted this beautiful, woman with a familiar air outside the entrance to the private residence where Harry& Meghan live,” Petrillo captioned the image. “MEGHAN!? Her dog was doing his business. She couldn’t have been sweeter. #princessespickuppooptoo”
So incredibly enough, walking by @kensingtonroyal -we spotted this beautiful, woman with a familiar air”outside the entrance to the private residence where Harry& Meghan live . MEGHAN!? her dog was doing his business. She couldn’t have been sweeter. #princessespickuppooptoo pic.twitter.com/G0SkQelmPE
— Lisa Petrillo (@LisaPetrillo) September 12, 2018
There have been rumours about the newlywed couple getting a new pup, given the Duchess had to leave Bogart, her beloved Labrador-German Shepherd mix, behind in Canada when she moved to the UK last year. But according to PEOPLE, the furry new Windsor is a black Labrador puppy named Oz, and that squatting dog… well, isn’t.
But forget that, because that woman definitely, maybe looks like the Duchess. Sort of. I mean, she has a brunette ponytail. And, umm, she is wearing pants (see earlier reference to the Duchess also wearing pants sometimes).
STOP!!! I am insanely jealous
— Gillian Johnson (@GillianDJohnson) September 12, 2018
Real people, real life, REAL POOP ???? that is super cool you got to see her and the cute little doggie too! pic.twitter.com/jXKORmk2eF
— ThePinkLilyPad (@ThePINKlilypad) September 12, 2018
What kind of dog did the Queen recently adopt from a shelter? Is it possible she was dog sitting for the Queen, and as such, would be extremely pampered, enough so a Princess would take them for a walk in an outfit meant to be a disguise? Because that REALLY looks like Meghan.
— JPo (@JenPostler) September 13, 2018
But not everyone was convinced that Petrillo had a legitimate poop-tainted Royal encounter.
I do see a resemblance to the DUCHESS, but, I highly doubt, especially with harry worrying about her and the press, that she would just be walking her dog right outside the public entrance to the palace. They do have private areas 4 that purpose, did u actually speak w her?
— Erin Hafferman (@THerbalistC) September 12, 2018
— shampoo (@kawaiiShampoo) September 13, 2018
Doesn’t even look anything like her, look at how her/him is standing, the shoes, pants..not to mention the face. Not her, so who did you talk to….and she is NOT going to be on the public side without security surround her.
— alicia (@aliciapeck104) September 13, 2018
According to American tabloid website TMZ, the sceptics are right.
“A source at the Palace tells us the photo posted by the reporter is not Meghan and it’s not her dog either. The mess is someone else’s s**t.”
Well, thank goodness that’s been cleared up. (Hopefully like the poop.)