- King Charles’ coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on May 6 in London, UK.
- During the actual event, an attendee sparked rumors that it was Meghan Markle in disguise.
- Sir Karl Jenkins has now debunked the myth, clarifying that he is not, in fact, Meghan.
while I was a historical event steeped in tradition and festive pomp, the coronation of king Carlos III It was also full of lighter moments, like Katy Perry seems lost in Westminster Abbey, Prince Louis yawning during the ceremony and, of course, the rumor that Meghan Markle appeared in a costume.
Speculation about Meghan’s possible attendance erupted on social media on May 6 when coronation watchers became suspicious of an individual inside Westminster Abbey sporting a handlebar mustache, mullet and aviator sunglasses. .
Although Buckingham Palace confirmed before the coronation that the The Duchess of Sussex would not attend, many viewers seemed convinced that the person in Westminster Abbey was Meghan in disguise.
A Twitter user shared a screenshot of the streamcaptioning it: “Meghan, you’re not fooling us…” As of Thursday, the tweet has amassed more than 4,800 likes and 420,000 views.
—Bob Cryer (@bobbicee) May 6, 2023
However, the individual in question has since been identified and is clearing up any remaining speculation that it was Meghan in disguise.
Sir Karl Jenkins, a renowned 79-year-old Welsh composer who wrote music for Charles’s coronation, took to TikTok to discredit the myth on Tuesday.
“I understand there has been a lot of interest in me since I appeared at King Charles III’s coronation,” Jenkins said in the clip. “I was quite surprised that some people thought it was Meghan Markle in disguise.”
He also noted that there was other speculation online that he may have been there to “steal the crown jewels.”
“I look like this all the time,” she added, with a smile. “I’ve had a mustache since I was 18. It was very fashionable then. So that’s me, nothing sinister or surprising at all.”
Although the rumors have now been cleared up, some TikTok users commented that Jenkins’ video is exactly what Meghan would say in costume.
Others said they were still unconvinced because they hadn’t seen Jenkins and Meghan in the same room.
“We won’t rat you out, Meg,” another commented.