Duchess Meghan was called a ‘fat lady’ by someone at Mayhew yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex visits Mayhew

Here are more photos of Meghan at yesterday’s event with Mayhew, the animal-welfare charity. Meghan is the new patron, so this was her first “official” visit. Her job was to highlight the work of the charity, promote visibility for Mayhew, hopefully drive donations, and to meet with some of the people who work or volunteer with the group. I think she did fine.

There was some discussion about whether her ensemble was appropriate – she mixed a cheap mass-market H&M maternity dress with an expensive Armani coat. I think the dress was a smart choice – she’s gotten so much criticism for her high-end clothes and for spending too much money, so it’s good to remind people that she can also wear cheap stuff. I also think it was smart to wear such an inexpensive dress when she knew she was going to be covered in fur from the doggos. The addition of the high-end coat was probably because she wasn’t 100% comfortable in the clingy H&M dress, just my opinion. She didn’t want people to get photos of her from behind in just the dress. Also, the coat was likely a repeat too.

During her meet-and-greet with the Mayhew people, one woman apparently called Meghan a “fat lady.” Meghan laughed and said “I’ll take it!”

I find that rude? I’m sure cultural differences, etc, different kinds of slang, whatever. But don’t call a pregnant woman “fat,” okay? Now, that being said… Meghan’s bump is SO BIG. I honestly don’t believe that she’s due in mid to late April, you guys. That timeline doesn’t make any kind of sense.

Duchess Of Sussex Visits Mayhew Animal Home, London

Meghan Duchess of Sussex visits the 'Mayhew' animal welfare charity, London, UK

The Duchess of Sussex visits Mayhew

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  1. Toot says:

    Yeah, the coat is a repeat. She wore it when they went to Sussex. As for the older lady, it was a complement, meaning the baby is growing well.

    • Princessk says:

      Exactly, people don’t understand cultural differences, that is why people were laughing at Peggy, whose first language is probably not English and that was just her way of saying Meghan’s pregnancy was getting big.

      • Bettyrose says:

        It’s culturally universal that elderly women get to say whatever TF they want…wait…I just watched again. It wasn’t the elderly woman who said it? IDK. Either was it was well intentioned.

      • MC2 says:

        The woman that said it looks elderly as well & she has a very thick accent which made me assume English was not her first language. An elderly person speaking in a language that is not their first should get a pass. Megan reacted so well, laugh & move on.

      • Mel says:

        It did sound like she had an accent and there was a pause first, like she was looking for a word. I don’t think she’s a native speaker either. Meghan laughed it off though so…

    • Rhys says:

      I liked her cheerful reaction! It does sound like the kind of thing that would be easy to misinterpret but she had a quick smile ready. Pretty professional!

      • Nikki says:

        Agree, and my husband and I were just talking about how people who act one way often unintentionally reveal their true selves in an off the cuff response. She could have pretended not to hear, or even said, “I beg your pardon?” But her sweetness and humor were charming.

    • KLO says:

      I watched the video and the whole vibe of the conversation was very light, humorous and friendly. Context, people.

      • Malificent says:

        Yep — it was obviously a light-hearted joke. And Meghan has probably met this woman before in previous unpublicized visits. Nothing to see here.

  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She’s carrying really high. Girl lol?

    • toro says:

      i carried the same as her. really high, it never went down and it was a boy. the good thing was that i could use my regular pants almost the entire pregnacy

    • erni says:

      Portruding/pointy belly is Boy.

      • Jules says:

        That’s what I’ve always heard. High bump, it’s a boy. I had enormous, low bumps and both were girls, so there may be something to that.

      • Lua says:

        She looks like I did at 6 months. Everyone told me I was huge because my friends carrying girls and due a week after me were both so small their whole pregnancy. Made me feel terrible about myself. I had a healthy 6 lbs baby boy.

    • Mandy says:

      Yeah, I carried very high both times with a girl and a boy. Who knows!

      • Blair Warner says:

        I looked just like her at 36 weeks with my first – a boy, 8.5 pounds. Of course, everyone is different, but she must be due before April!

  3. Lala11_7 says:

    It’s a cultural thing…that woman is older and she ain’t FINNA CHANGE HER WAYS FOR QUEEN …OR COUNTRY….I THOUGHT I was looking and listening to my Mama….and if somebody would told that lady…that was rude…she probably would have busted out with the…

    “I SAID…WHAT I SAID!!!!”

    Meghan is probably used to that…I’m sure her Mama’s people are very similar…which is why it rolled off her back like water….

  4. OCE says:

    Might be a cultural thing? In northern Nigerian culture, it is very customary for men to call women fat as a compliment. I lived in Abuja and men regularly smiled at me and said I was looking fat today. Took me a couple weeks to get used to it Thankfully, my (Southern) Nigerian Father never called me fat while growing up in the US! Ps: I am 5’9 and a size 6/8.

  5. Lana says:

    Twins. Called it now.

    • Bryn says:

      People constantly asked me when I was pregnant if I was having twins, I wasn’t, just had a big pregnant belly. It got big quick and was huge by the end even though I’m a small person. It was incredibly annoying to hear it. “It’s just one baby? But your as big as a house.”

      • LadyMTL says:

        A former coworker of mine got really big really quickly with her second, and people often asked her if she was having twins. I don’t see Meghan as being all that huge, to be honest, though of course wearing tighter dresses does emphasize the belly.

        If I had to guess, I’d say she’d have the baby around Easter, which is roughly April 20-21…

      • Himmiefan says:

        I wonder about that with Meghan. She’s ragher small, so there’s not a lot of room for the baby to go but out.

    • onerous says:

      She’s also short torso-ed so that means the baby tends to have to push out. I’m taller with a longer torso and I never looked pregnant until 7 months and then got enormous from then til delivery, lol.

    • ByTheSea says:

      Nah. That’s a 7 month bump. It’s about right.

      • Becks1 says:

        @bythesea – yup. I think sometimes we as a society forget what pregnancy actually looks like in the later stages. I had so many people ask me after 32 weeks when the twins were coming and I was like….just one! (Granted both mine were kind of big, but still). I think Meghan does look like she is due earlier than April, but she also could be just around 28-30 weeks.

      • hkk says:

        People at the end of their pregnancy can be so very big that other people are uncomfortable. The comments really get to be too much so I think women in the last month have a tendency to not be out and about and contributes to people not really having any clue how big we can get! I’m 5′-1″ and looked very small until about 6 months then it’s just amazing and a little scary sometimes when you think… I have how many weeks left? How much more can my skin stretch?!

    • raindrop says:

      As other people on this thread have noted, she’s very petite with a short torso – she’s actually built a lot like my sister, who also looked “more pregnant” at about 7 months. She may actually be due in mid-April.

    • Danielle says:

      I don’t understand why people keep saying twins. Surely if she was having twins they would announce it?! They’re not going to arrive out of the hospital with two babies and never acknowledge it before.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        I think it’s partially because some betting site was flooded with bets on them having twins in a short span of time, so they closed it. That made people think that Sussex twins were a possibility.

    • Sharon says:

      With you on that…

    • Lorelei says:

      I don’t think it’s twins, but I do think she’s due earlier than people think. I call a March birth.

  6. Desolee says:

    I think she must just be really tiny? And that must be a petit man walking with her. Or it’s twins, is it confirmed that it’s not twins?

  7. Franny Days says:

    I remember being horrified when a lady told me I was “big” for 29 weeks and I really feel like I wasn’t. She could be having twins but I don’t think her bump is that big. For reference I had my daughter the first week of April last year and just looked at pictures of myself from last January and my bump was similarly sized.

  8. Desolee says:

    She has very nice hair here- wiglet in the back?

  9. OriginalLala says:

    I have heard women say this kind of thing to pregnant women before, I really don’t like it. So many things you can say to a woman without commenting on her size, especially a stranger!

  10. Sassy says:

    Culture thing I know in the black community the elders are very loose with their mouths they say whatever’s on their mind no matter how rude. I still would’ve told her to upgrade her wig before she come for me and walked off. Older people like her are the reason there is a hashtag called thanksgivingclapbacks to respond to such comments.

    • kris says:

      This is so true. I was in the area of my old job, and I was tempted to not drop in and say hi b/c I didn’t want the older black ladies to call me fat, haha.

    • Mel M says:

      Definitely sounds like a cultural thing for this woman from all these comments. When I first saw the headline last night I was pretty irritated. My husbands very white grandmother who grew up in Iowa and who is known for not having a filter and fat shaming one of her daughters said she wanted to see the “fat one” when we were at my in-laws and I was pregnant with my twins. It was not cute or a compliment from her. So context matters for sure.

    • Some chick says:

      Hahahahaha, #ThanksgivingClapbacks hahahaha. This is gonna be good! (Fires up gizoogle…)

  11. Clare says:

    Umm definitely not a cultural thing in my experience in Britain. I think it may be one of those things where you make excuses for an older person not having a filter – but def not the kind of thing you’d expect from a regular person to another regular person.

    • Jessica says:

      It’s cultural. She’s Caribbean and is making a direct reference to her big bump after giving her a wave of compliments.

    • Bohemian Angel says:

      Amongst the black community here in Britain it is a culture thing. A neighbour who hadn’t seen me for a couple of years said to me the other week “oh, you’ve put on so much weight, you look lovely, keep it up”. My mum used to say the same thing (to people she knew). Its not always someone being rude it’s just some people’s way of a compliment.

      • Clare says:

        Thanks ladies for correcting me kindly and politely. I accept when I said it’s not s British cultural thing I was referring to generic ‘white’ british culture – which is obviously incorrect, and as you have correctly pointed out there are multiple facets of british culture, including the west African diaspora.

      • Ader says:

        Clare: so awesome of you to, so quickly, realize where you were going wrong. Kudos to you.

  12. Jamie says:

    “Meghan’s bump is SO BIG. I honestly don’t believe that she’s due in mid to late April” Unless it’s TWINS!!! Then it would make sense that she’s so big. please please please royal twins!

  13. LNG says:

    I just looked back at photos from when I was 6 months pregnant and I was as big as Meghan is here. I’m sort waisted and thin. Unfortunately for her, if she isn’t fudging her dates, that means that she is going to be HUGE by the time she’s due. I almost couldn’t drive because my feet could barely reach the pedals when I put the seat back far enough to accommodate the belly. Ugh. Never want to do that again lol.

    • Millennial says:

      Ditto. My belly was this big at 6-7 months with my first (but not my second). A lot of it depends on how the baby is positioned in the belly and also size of the mom.

      I believe she may be a couple weeks ahead of what she’s said, but otherwise I believe her.

    • megs283 says:

      I’m tall and carry HUUUGGGGE. If I had a dollar for all the “twins” comments I got…

    • MulletWarden says:

      I also am looking at side-by-sides with Kate Middleton. Meghan Markle is most likely not even the 5’6″ she claims to be (I thought she was taller, but she definitely isn’t). I think she’s 5’4″ in her bare feet, but she’s supremely slim so her proportions make her look imposing when she is in heels. Said slimness also makes the bump look especially pronounced (versus someone like, say, Jessica Simpson, who is roughly the same height but has different distribution of assets, so to speak). I was actually 100% convinced she was gonna have a baby much sooner than stated, but they have repeated the same due date, and comparing her progression to Kate’s I see nothing suspicious.

      Having said that, I am SOOOOO hoping she she was pregnant before she got married and is having twins, because…well, I don’t know. I have no right to even think that, let alone hope for it, but I just like that every time someone expects her to do something their way she’s like “Naw, you’re alright, I’m gonna do me.” Hope she is happy af and has a kick-ass delivery and recovery. Gorgeous Polo Baby(ies???) HERE WE COME!

  14. Sparkly says:

    Some people just carry big and early. People always thought I was having twins (with each three pregnancies), were constantly telling me I was HUGE, and I was so big that I always started getting the “You ain’t had that baby YET?” comments at 5 months. That’s really fun to hear every day for four or five months.

    • Anastasia says:

      OMG yes. The assistant principal at the high school I was teaching at (forgive the awkward construction of this sentence) EVERY Monday would say, “You’re still here???” I STG I wanted to deck him. I wasn’t due until early December!!! GRRRRR.

    • Nikki says:

      My sympathies to you and Anastasia; I honestly think most pregnant women encounter at least one super jerk who says all the wrong things!

  15. HelloSunshine says:

    I hate that commenting on a woman’s baby belly is free game. I constantly hear how small my belly is and have been asked twice now if my baby is growing okay. how is that an appropriate question? I just carry small, but what if something were wrong and I wasn’t sharing it?

    How hard is it to just say “you look beautiful” or “your belly is beautiful” and move on? Lol

  16. Anon says:

    The Daily Telegraph said in its coverage of Christmas day that she was 7 months pregnant. Their royal correspondents are among the more well-informed. Which is interesting as it would mean she has about 6 weeks to go – I could believe that from these pics, and that she has been vague/slightly misleading about the date so she doesn’t get followed around a lot near her due date.

    • Anna says:

      That has always been my theory as well. Perhaps they are doing that to throw off the scent of Thomas Markle and the evil sister. Trying to keep it more private.

  17. Anastasia says:

    Unless you can measure the top of her fundus to her pubic bone, you don’t really know. (And even that measurement can be off a bit.) Different women carry differently, different babies grow at slightly different rates. Trust me, she can get a LOT bigger. LOL. I had a nearly nine pounder, I know.

  18. BrickyardUte says:

    One of my favorite moments from my first pregnancy was when I was in the uncomfortable phase between when I looked bloated vs my belly popping, after not finding a shirt that I felt good in, I told my husband “I’m fat” and he said “ummm yeah ya are!”
    It made me laugh because I felt like everyone was walking in egg shells around me and and it felt good to have a lighthearted moment with someone who loved me and was going through seeing his partner navigate these changes to my body.
    I also think you take the intent of the comment, and I think the woman meant it as a compliment. But I hope Meghan did not have hurt feelings. She looks great.

  19. Chloeee says:

    I think there also a language barrier happening here. The lady who said it clearly English wasn’t her first language and it seems like she couldnt find the right word

    • Princessk says:

      Exactly, if she had been able to say it in her first language it would have come out differently, her English vocabulary may not be very wide and she had difficulty finding the right word.

  20. Cherie says:

    Eh, I don’t think she looks overly large in the bump. She wears very form fitting clothing which we don’t see that often in maternity wear so that really highlights the shape and she has very slender legs. She also doesn’t seem to have gotten wide in the back and hips. In some angles she doesn’t look that big, in others she does.

  21. Mellie says:

    WTF? England isn’t THAT culturally different from America…that’s freaking rude. She’s cute as a bug!

    • Bohemian Angel says:

      Don’t know about the Caribbean people in America but here in the UK this comment is very normal amongst our culture. She wasn’t being nasty, it was a compliment to say her baby is growing well. Basically she’s having a good healthy pregnancy.

      • Moneypenny says:

        Exactly, my West Indian family members said the same thing to me when I was pregnant. It was a compliment.

  22. Isabel says:

    It’s definitely cultural, and the way it was said was endearing. Not rude at all!

  23. Emily says:

    Due dates depend on whether she is in her sixth month or is a full six months along. In your sixth month is weeks 23 to 27. If she’s done a full six months than she’s week 28/29 due in early April and not “big”

    I’m in my sixth month now and announced a few days before her. She looks healthy and glowing.

  24. Princessk says:

    I have just listened to it again, Peggy said, “…..and your a fat lady “……Peggy’s friendly euphemism for saying…” l see your pregnant “. Taking her cultural references she probably felt it was more polite and friendly than using the direct word ‘pregnant ‘.

  25. Eliza says:

    My husband’s relative kept making “you got fat… oh youre pregnant” every time i saw him. Eventually i asked when he was due and it stopped, until at delivery he said i looked great and asked if i lost 25 lbs (i gained 26 so no in 1 week i did not lose 25 or look like i lost all the weight either, and how much did you think i gained??)

    Short version. People think they’re funnier than they are

  26. Piper says:

    I loved it. I think Meghan did too. It’s definitely a nod to a fat healthy baby belly which is what you want. It also was endearing show of love, like you’re lookjng good. It’s common.

  27. Kim says:

    I don’t think Meghan is that big either. She is just ALL BELLY which is cute. Each time we see her she has got a little big bigger so I can’t imagine what she will be looking like come the end of February. My guess is that is when she will take leave especially if she is uncomfortable.

  28. ariel says:

    I wonder if there is strategy at play- giving a false due date range. If the stalker photographers are waiting for a certain time to start camping out to catch them… I don’t know, walking into the hospital, then if she delivers earlier, less people will be on watch.
    I’m sure there’s a more concise way to state that, sorry, I have a headache this morning.

  29. Elizabeth says:

    Still thinking it could be twins. With her age and the quickness of everything, IVF definitely seems like a possibility. (note to say we used IVF, so no judgement implied)
    She seems to generally be petite, plus every woman carries differently. I didn’t look truly pregnant until I “popped” at around 7 months.

  30. Thaisajs says:

    I like that she’s mixing high-and-low fashion now, because she does tend to like the pricier stuff and that just doesn’t make sense when you’re pregnant. My only quibble with the outfit was that seemed a little weather inappropriate. Put some tights on, y’all, it’s cold out there. Also, light beige is a little tough when you’re gonna be playing with doggies. But she looked fab, so.

  31. Jb says:

    My pregnant coworker who is about ready to pop is obviously bigger than Meghan but like Meghan is tiny and her belly is huge and she is NOT having twins. She’s a skinny (naturally or due to years of being a actress) person so obviously any weight on her will look HUGE so no I doubt twins but you never know with this lot.

  32. Caitrin says:

    I was that huge with all three kids at the same point in my pregnancies. She may just be carrying a big baby.

  33. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I don’t think Meghan is huge at all. That outfit drew attention is all. She seems to be one of those lucky women who look like they have a basketball under their shirts.

  34. Aerohead21 says:

    Women show differently. She could just be big naturally and due mid-late April. That said, you know there have already been reports of twins, etc. like all bump watching celebrities. Either way, some women just carry quite large early on. I honestly didn’t figure she would given that she has such an interest in exercise. Most first timers who also are in good shape take a while to show. Eh: who’s to say.

  35. Ashley says:

    So no possibility of her having twins?

  36. Iknow says:

    Many have said it upthread and I’ll repeat it, because when I saw this woman with Meghan, I saw my grandmother and aunties, who are Jamaican wishing Meghan well. After not seeing me for a few years, all my aunties hugged me and told me how beautiful and fat I looked. It wasn’t an insult. It was them telling me that I’m living a good life. After all the wonderful things that she said to Meghan, I don’t think anyone can say she meant “fat lady” in a bad way. It was cultural and maybe what she wanted to say was that Meghan looked healthy which means her baby is healthy and thriving. Some times we need to not put our western sensibilities on everything. People who come from cultures where having food isn’t taken for granted, do look at weight as a sign of prosperity.

    • Mego says:

      Yes there are cultural differences at play and I don’t believe this was intended as an insult.

    • windyriver says:

      Interesting that you say this – according to People magazine this woman (Peggy) is originally from Jamaica.

  37. AnneliseR says:

    I don’t like the bump judging. Some women just look more pregnant than others. I had a baby two months before a friend of mine, and she looked more pregnant than me from about her 9th week on. We have very superficially similar frames, but for whatever reason, her stomach just popped out in her first trimester–I was kind of jealous to be honest! Megan doesn’t have a long torso, and I think short-waisted women tend to show more quickly. (I have an extremely long torso, which I suspect is why I just looked thick around the middle until close to month six or so myself.)

  38. Mego says:

    Ha ha! Good on Meghan for taking the comment in stride and going with it. I can tell she’s thrilled to be having a baby.

  39. Mantovana says:

    Very rude comment from that lady. Meghan’s look was ok yesterday, just not for visiting an animal shelter. I mean seriously, that tight dress and those heels are ridiculous for this event.

  40. HeyThere! says:

    Some people carry LARGE! Lol idk why everyone thinks it’s a big conspiracy?! Every pregnancy is different!! I carried small. I had people, total strangers, accusing me of ‘starving my baby because I’m afraid to gain weight’ to the horrible ‘is there something wrong with your baby’ questions. I didn’t show until around 7 months. I wasn’t as big a Meghan when I gave birth. Having said that: I’m taller than her AND I have a long torso so the baby had tons of room to grow. Plus, genetics, all the women in my family carry small. I didn’t retain any water, never got stretch marks and my feet never once swelled! I didn’t have horrible HG with my second pregnancy. Ugh.

    I have seen women I couldn’t believe were still pregnant only to find out they were 5 or 6 months along…with one baby.

    Meghan is beautiful and growing a life. Let this woman live. Oh and if ‘fat lady’ is British slang, people need to remember she is American so she might not get it. She handled it great. If someone in America called me fat while pregnant I might have had a few things to say back to them. Ha!

  41. ZigZags says:

    I was small and short waisted like Meghan when I was pregnant with my first. At about 5-6 months strangers would ask when I was delivering my twins. “Any day now” they would exclaim when they saw me in the hall. They couldn’t believe that I still had another full trimester left and that there was only one baby in the oven.

    Being short waisted forces the baby out way sooner than with a long waisted person. I was in maternity pants at 14 weeks.

    Giant bump. Huge. Low. Oh so low. By about 7 months I was convinced that he would fall out at any minute. He didn’t. He required an artificial hormone dislodgement treatment when I was a week overdue.

    • therealMrsKC says:

      LOL same with me. At the 5-6 month mark, I was enormous and got the same twins comments or “you must be due any day” when I literally had 2-3 months to go. Oddly enough though, I’m not short waisted and I’m tall but I have small hips and ribcage. Baby had nowhere to go but out.

  42. CheckThatPrivilege says:

    Wow, she’s really showing! I love that the coat was a repeat and the dress was lower-priced.

  43. Mophita789 says:

    When I lived in an African county (I’m American), on my second day there a woman acquaintance said “You’re fat” to me. I didn’t take it as a criticism, just an observation, and one that was culturally normal for her to make, but I was still devastated (especially since I had and still have a ton of body image and weight issues). Ultimately I realized I should be upset at the culture that informed my idea of “fat” being bad, ugly, and something to be ashamed of, not a woman just making conversation with me who had absolutely zero malicious intent in saying that. And yet … 12 years later… I can hear her saying I’m fat clear as day…. changing my mindset is a work in progress.

  44. StrawberryBlonde says:

    I will be 32 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I am due March 15. I have a pretty good sized obvious bump that sticks right out. I have a short torso and am only 5’4″. So baby doesn’t have much room to go but out. A coworker is due April 3 and has a much longer torso – she is showing much less than me. It all depends.

    As a pregnant lady I hate the comments on my size or the size of my bump. It makes me feel even more self conscious. I already struggle to like what I see in the mirror while pregnant and extra comments from people just make it worse. I had an older female coworker tell me she assumed I was due mid February due to the size of the bump. At week 25 a male coworker (who I don’t know very well, only by name) SCARED me when he reached around from behind to place his hand on my bump and declared that it must be twins. I jumped back in fright and told him off. I told him it is NOT twins and that he was being very rude and should leave before I punched him. What is wrong with people?

    (Seemingly) unlike Meghan I have gained weight in my legs and back and a little in my butt. Although I am still wearing my pre pregnancy underwear – it just does not fit well over the bump. I am self conscious about my back so I like to cover it. When not pregnant I am a long distance runner and I miss being able to run (I had to stop at week 24). I miss my toned legs and butt and back. I do other exercise but just miss running. I cannot wait until after baby is here and I am medically cleared and I can start to lose the weight and get fit again – and start to feel more like myself in my skin.

    So far though no swelling and just a little tiny bit of extra weight in my face. The baby is measuring about 5 days ahead so I guesstimate almost 4lbs with another 3-5lbs to go (DH and I were both about 7-8lb babies). Just another 8-10 weeks of this to go (unless I go early). It can’t come soon enough! Looking forward to meeting the baby.

    • Nikki says:

      One of my daughters is a competitive runner, and it was extremely difficult for her mentally and physically when she had to stop running in pregnancy due to a back injury. So I understand your feelings very well. I hope after your delivery you’ll resume running conservatively, taking your time incrementally, because in pregnancy and afterwards, your ligaments are stretched and extremely pliable (to prepare for the needed “give” in delivery), and many women suffer injuries in the first months after delivery, when they are so eager to get their old body back! As long as you listen to your body and don’t get crazy ambitious too soon, you should have a wonderful time resuming the sport you love, and being a happier mom because of it! Very best wishes in hanging in there!!!

      • StrawberryBlonde says:

        Thank you :)

        I do plan to start back slowly. We also just got a treadmill on a new year’s sale because I know it will be more difficult to just “get out for a run” once we have a child, esp since my DH works nights.

        I will definitely listen to my body :)

        I have found pregnancy mentally draining. I don’t enjoy feeling physically incapable (and the almost constant comments) and it has messed with my sense of self and body image so I am really looking forward to it being over. The baby will be worth it though. I am looking forward to my DH and our toddler coming to cheer me on at a race in the future.

  45. therealMrsKC says:

    I would probably be put off by the fat lady thing. Maybe a cultural difference between Brits and Americans. I believe she is due a tiny bit sooner than she says she is but my belly was huge when I was pregnant from about 5.5 months onward. Once I popped, I POPPED and it looks like Meghan did too. At 7 months pregnant, people either constantly asked me if I was having twins or told me I must be due any day when I had months to go. When you’re not a big person, the baby has nowhere to go but outwards. A friend of mine was pregnant with twins due at the same time as my baby and she was smaller than me even though each of her twins was 7 lbs at birth. She also just may end up having a big baby like I did.

    I loved her outfit. Even if the coat was a new, a coat is an investment piece and can be reworn over and over. A dress not so much. I doubt she was uncomfortable in that dress.

  46. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    She’s little and has a short torso. The only place for that baby to go is out. She looks totally normal for what, 7 months now?

  47. Abby says:

    I like how Meghan took that in stride. Personally I would have taken that really hard, especially being recorded for the world to dissect.

    But she’s a pro, and she took it as a compliment. Props to her.

  48. Scootypuffjr says:

    Meghan looks beautiful, happy, and healthy. Good for her!

  49. A says:

    She looks good. I can’t watch the video so I don’t know how the lady who said this meant it, but Meghan reacted really nicely so it’s whatever.

    Honestly? I’m kind of hoping that she has a boy. I know, I know, Harry wants a girl, whatever, but I think everyone expects her to have a girl, so the contrarian in me wants to shake things up a little. I hope she has a boy and a girl after, so there’s one of each, haha.

  50. Katie Keen says:

    I love how she took the comment in stride! I find her unflappable confidence really admirable.

  51. PrincessK says:

    The lady who made the comment is a resident in a care home for elderly people, some of whom have slight learning difficulties, and the Mayhew has a programme called Therapaws and works with the care home.

  52. Veronica says:

    “Fat with child” is old country slang I heard occasionally as a kid, so maybe that’s how she intended it? Not that anyone is mistaking her baby weight as adipose given how slim the rest of her is.

  53. Eden75 says:

    The fat lady comment isn’t rude depending on where the woman making the comment is from. Context and culture are everything.

    As to the size of her belly, from comments here, I’m glad most of you never saw me pregnant with either of my kids. I was smaller (weightwise) than Meg with the first and gained 62 pounds. Most of that in the last trimester thankfully. With the second, I had a belly like hers at about 4 months and gained 74 pounds. She looks fabulous. I don’t think it’s twins, I just think she carries mostly out front. She may also just be having a regular sized kid. Some of us wee stature people carry different that taller people.

    • Sara says:

      Right??? No wonder celebrities hide from photographers in the third trimester! She’s due in a couple of months, she looks FINE! You should have seen me in my third trimester. I’m not over weight and I only gained 30lbs but it ALL went to my belly. I was way way huger than that. My son was 7lbs 9 oz, the doctors said I was retaining a lot of fluid though.

  54. SatanLovesMe says:

    The dog & it’s waggily tail! <3 <3 <3