Meghan Markle may have missed King Charles III’s coronation on Saturday, but very wishful royal watchers still held out hope for a stealth appearance from the duchess.
So when people caught a glimpse of a man with a heavy mustache and giant glasses at Westminster Abbey, some started wondering if the Duchess of Sussex was attending the ceremony incognito.
“Megan, you’re not fooling us,” one fan tweeted. Another joked, “Someone showed up in disguise to The Coronation. Next to Andrew Lloyd Webber, no less.”
Though people were hoping for some hijinks, the guest in question was actually Sir Karl Jenkins, a renowned Welsh composer whose music was included in the king’s crowning.
The Sussexes’ participation in the coronation was limited, at best.
Prince Harry jetted in and out of London for the ceremony, while Markle stayed home with their children Archie and Lilibet in California, where they were celebrating Archie’s fourth birthday.
Last month, Buckingham Palace confirmed that only Harry would be attending the service.
“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet,” the palace shared in a statement.
The coronation was Prince Harry’s first encounter with the royal family since the release of his bombshell memoir, “Spare,” in January.
Prince William took part in a royal procession before sitting in the front row to watch his father take his oath. Harry sat two rows behind his brother and did not have an official role in the celebration.
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