Markle was meeting staff, volunteers and beneficiaries at her new patronage, the animal charity Mayhew, on Wednesday when Peggy McEachrom gave the mum-to-be a bold compliment.
“What a lovely lady you are,” said McEachrom, who is originally from Jamaica. “May God bless you.”
“And you’re a fat lady!” McEachrom added, motioning to the Duchess of Sussex’s growing baby bump.
Meghan immediately let out a big laugh and responded, “I’ll take it!”
McEachrom also predicted that Meghan and Prince Harry would welcome 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 said. “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.”
During her visit, the longtime animal lover saw first-hand a number of projects run by the charity, designed to improve the lives of animals and people and to better communities both in London and internationally.
Some of the projects include animal therapy visits, work with homeless people and their pets and international projects, such as dog rabies vaccinations in Kabul.
She wore head-to-toe beige for the outing, pairing a knit dress by H&M(only $34.99!) with a designer long jacket, the Emporio Armani Cream Cashmere Coat.
Meghan carried the Falabella tote by Stella McCartney, the designer of her evening reception wedding gown, and rocked matching heels.
Meghan toured the facilities and met with members of the community and animals who have benefitted from the charity – and she even got to hold one of the rescue’s pups.
Before moving to London, Meghan had two rescue pups at her home in Toronto. Guy relocated with her across the pond while the other, Bogart, was gifted to friends. Harry and Meghan have also gotten their own dog together. Although they are still keeping the pooch’s name hush-hush, Meghan did let it slip that the couple’s new dog is a “she.”