While making her first visit as Patron to Mayhew, an animal welfare charity, Duchess Meghan was given a rather interesting compliment.
As the Duchess of Sussex met rest home residents who had benefited from the charity, well-meaning Peggy McEachrom greeted Meghan saying, "What a lovely lady you are. May God bless you."
"And you're such a fat lady!" Peggy added, motioning to the growing baby bump, much to the amusement of Meghan and those around her, who laughed it off and responded, "I'll take it!"
During her visit Meghan met with staff, volunteers and residents who had been helped by Mayhew. The charity works to improve the lives of cats, dogs and communities in London and beyond. These include rehoming rescued animals, providing low-cost preventative treatment and working with homeless people and their pets.
A huge animal-lover and passionate animal welfare advocate, Meghan also took the time to cuddle several of the animals including Minnie, a one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, who had recently become available for adoption from Mayhew.
Meghan herself has previously adopted a rescue dog, Bogart, however due to his old age was not deemed well enough to move to the UK, forcing her to make the heartbreaking decision to not take him with her.
Currently six months pregnant, Meghan went for beige head-to-toe, wearing a figure-hugging H&M dress, beige Armani coat, Stella McCartney bag and beige heels to match.
Meghan has also recently been appointed the patron of the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and female employment cause Smart Works. A statement from Kensington Palace says all four organisations were chosen to "reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated."
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