Twitter Is Convinced Meghan Markle Attended the King's Coronation Disguised as a Suspicious-Looking Old Man, Sparking Memes
Actors do a great job at changing their looks for the different characters they play and perfectly executing those roles. After all, it's their job to act like someone they are not. We expect them to become unrecognizable for the big screen but we don't expect the same from them in real life unless it's a prank. Although former actress Meghan Markle missed King Charles III's coronation, some royal watchers were still hoping for a surprise appearance by the duchess. So when people saw a man with a heavy mustache and huge glasses at Westminster Abbey, they began to speculate if the Duchess of Sussex was attending the ceremony in disguise. "Meghan, you’re not fooling us…" tweeted @bobbicee. "Someone showed up in disguise at The Coronation. Next to Andrew Lloyd Webber, no less" added @Teresa__Martin.
Though people were hoping for some hijinks, the guest in question was actually Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins, a renowned Welsh composer whose music was included in the king's crowning. A Welsh folk song set by Jenkins was commissioned by the then Prince of Wales over two decades ago, Tros y Garreg (Crossing the Stone) was played during the ceremony. Jenkins was even mistaken to be a Harry Potter character. "That's Harry Potter in the unreleased final movie," read a tweet by @technotic_us. "Seriously though, it's right in line with the bad hair and makeup from the epilogue. If that's not Harry Potter, I don't know what is." It was clear that the Sussexes' participation in the coronation was extremely limited and no appearance as such was made by her. Twitter users, however, couldn't help but mock the idea that the man in the glasses was Markle and came up with some hilarious tweets that we would love to believe.
Someone showed up in disguise at The Coronation. Next to Andrew Lloyd Webber, no less. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/rdG0fDB3l3— Ms. Martin Muses (@Teresa__Martin) May 6, 2023
Megan, you’re not fooling us… pic.twitter.com/Ni5wh27keT— Bob Cryer (@bobbicee) May 6, 2023
Well I’m all agog! Who on earth is that next to Mr Lloyd-Webber, surely it’s someone in a disguise… #Coronation pic.twitter.com/agSY6UdlBj— Larry Grayson (parody homage) (@GraysonLarry) May 6, 2023
I don't know much about the #Coronation but I do know this is obviously a disguise and 100% they're going to try and steal the crown jewels pic.twitter.com/uuchDtfi2S— Edward DeRuiter (@edwardderuiter) May 6, 2023
Meghan really should've picked a more convincing disguise... #Coronation pic.twitter.com/Qa8QNPKYNS— Tom (@Tom_TheSequel) May 6, 2023
It's not the Queen preparing to whip off a disguise just as the crown is lowered onto Charles' head is it..? Surely not... #Coronation pic.twitter.com/5xgeXDl6TF— FacePalm (@LeeWellsPrime) May 6, 2023
Prince Harry flew in and out of London for the ceremony, while Markle stayed in California with their children Archie and Lilibet, where they were celebrating Archie's fourth birthday. Buckingham Palace announced last month that only Harry would attend the service. "Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on May 6. The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet," the palace announced in a statement. However, this wasn't the first time Harry attended a royal event alone. While Markle was pregnant with the couple's second child, Princess Lili, Harry attended Prince Philip's funeral alone in April 2021. At the time, the duchess did not have medical clearance to travel to the funeral, according to HuffPost. The coronation was Prince Harry's first meeting with the royal family since the publication of his shocking memoir, Spare, in January 2023. 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 played no official role in the celebration.