It’s a bird wearing a hat! It’s a plane wearing a toque! It’s, it’s… it’s the Duchess of Sussex on her way to Pilates!
Meghan Markle has been taking a page out of Clark Kent’s playbook with a simple and somewhat effective disguise while stepping out of her new royal home and into the public. Simply, she wears a hat.
“She [Meghan] spends most of her weekends in the Cotswolds with Harry,” a source told People this week. “When she does venture out to Pilates or to get her hair done, she normally goes incognito under a baseball cap.”
Ah, the baseball cap, one of the most basic forms of disguise.
But regardless of how low the 37-year-old former actress pulls the brim down, people have been spotting her… or, at least who they believe to be her. Here she (allegedly) is out front of the entrance to her private residence in Kensington, allowing her rescue beagle Guy to do 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 . MEGHAN!? her dog was doing his business. She couldn’t have been sweeter. #princessespickuppooptoo pic.twitter.com/G0SkQelmPE
— Lisa Petrillo (@LisaPetrillo) September 12, 2018
Wait, is that Meghan? It’s almost impossible to tell with such an expert disguise. It’s a good thing Guy wasn’t wearing a hat, or the American reporter who snapped the photo might’ve walked on by none the wiser. (As it stands, Guy, who surely would’ve appreciated a little privacy, was probably more offended by the photo than Meghan.)
According to the source at People, “the only other place [Meghan] has visited regularly is Whole Foods, which is little more than five minutes away from Kensington Palace… That way she can quickly sneak in and out without anyone noticing.”
You’ve got to wonder if Meghan chooses different hats depending on her mood, or what she’s about to purchase from the high-end grocer. Toque with a pom-pom on top when she’s in search of Canadian bacon or syrup, a chic beret when she’s picking up stinky blue cheese and a fresh baguette. Knowing the world is watching your every move has got to get a bit tiresome, even for a Duchess with access to an infinite number of chapeaux.
If Markle is feeling a little stir crazy under her new house rules, she’ll get a nice break when she and Prince Harry take a 16-day tour of New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Australia in mid October. Surely she won’t need as many disguises while she’s travelling, but the thing is, she’ll probably want to wear a hat down there too… you know, because of the sun.