Christmas shoppers in London were left reeling after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were supposedly spotted picking up some holiday gifts.
However, it turns out that they were just a pair of professional doppelgängers out to fool onlookers and the internet.
The “engaged couple” chose a castle building set for Prince George and a wand and tiara for Princess Charlotte. Prince William was rewarded with a “brother” mug as well as a beauty set and pregnancy vitamins for the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Queen wasn’t left out with the lookalikes selecting a luxury bath and body set and glass tumblers for Her Majesty.
Shoppers couldn’t help but laugh when they saw the fake newly-engaged duo snap up a roasting tray to help them recreate their “proposal chicken” in their Kensington Palace home over the festive period.
“There were more than a few shocked faces and plenty of double-takes as ‘Harry and Meghan’ paid their unexpected visit to our new Wimbledon store,” said the store’s manager Peter Butterworth. “The truth is, of course, that it wasn’t actually the royal couple, but one of the UK’s most popular Harry and Meghan lookalikes. The effect their visit had was no less dramatic though.”
The real Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to spend their Christmas at Sandringham with the rest of the Royal Family. The three-day celebrations will involve the usual church service and walks with the Queen’s many dogs.
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