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    Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex leaves after a visit to Mayhew animal welfare charity at its offices in north-west London, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019

    Netizens Clash Over Why Meghan Markle Got Called 'Fat' at Charity Event

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    During the visit to a charity event, the duchess had a rather interesting encounter with an elderly care home resident who made some colourful remarks and predictions about Markle’s pregnancy.

    The Duchess of Sussex demonstrated her ability to react to unusual compliments when she was visiting the Mayhew dog charity.

    As she was being introduced to a group of volunteers and beneficiaries, Meghan Markle approached Peggy McEachrom, an elderly care home resident who originally hails from Jamaica, who was quick to notice the duchess’ baby bump.

    "What a lovely lady you are. May God bless you," she said when greeting Markle. "And you’re a fat lady!"

    Meghan, however, took this remark in stride, laughing and saying that she’ll "take it".

    ​A number of social media users who took note of this occurrence pointed out that McEachrom, a native of Jamaica, used the word "fat" as a compliment or possibly a playful tease rather than an insult.

    Some, however, claimed that McEachrom said "fat baby" instead of "fat lady".

    According to People magazine, McEachrom also predicted that Meghan and Harry will soon "be having a little baby boy".

    "Oh, you think it’s going to be a boy? It’s a surprise. We don’t know what we’re having. I ask everyone what they think, and everyone has a very strong opinion about it", the Duchess of Sussex responded.

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