Meghan Markle, pregnant, is laughing heartily when a fan teased her, calling her a "fat woman," while the Duchess of Sussex visited an animal rights organization recently to London.
"I'm glad to meet you," Markle said, addressing the woman who was lining up with other people in the room.
Peggy, who must have a last name but who News from the sky did not completely identify, said audibly to Markle on tour: [you] are. May God bless you always. "
"Thank you, I appreciate that," said Markle, to his longtime fan, "You're welcome."
Then the fan added, taking a look at Markle's six-month-old bump, "And you're a fat woman."
"I'm going to take it," Markle replied with a gracious little laugh, before going down the line.
Taking this comment as a compliment, 37-year-old Markle demonstrated her emotional intelligence by reading a fan's admiration, rather than frank criticism when she visits Mayhew, a charity dedicated to the well-being animals.
For her part, Peggy is a beneficiary of TheraPaws Therapeutic Dogs, who visit her at home in a residential care facility. Mayhew is one of the animal welfare charities under the TheraPaws umbrella.
When she spoke with Peggy and other people at Mayhew, Markle described her love for dogs, especially for rescues.
Before marrying the British prince Harry and entering the royal family, she was forced to leave her older dog, Bogart, in the United States. But his Beagle, Guy, moved with her to Britain. She saved both of the shelters, she said.
TheraPaws, a non-profit association based in London, is one of four animal charities Markle would have approved as pet projects, reported Sky News. The organization specializes in accompanying animals in therapy during visits to residences. But the service does not stop there.
"Our team of volunteers takes their therapy dogs to care homes, hospitals, hospices and day centers across London to interact with residents, accompany them and brighten their day," reads the website. from Mayhew TheraPaws. "We specialize in visits to seniors with dementia and in palliative care units that encourage social interaction to promote emotional and physical well-being."
Among other community services, TheraPaws offers: the return home of dogs and cats, public awareness of the best care for pets, a veterinary clinic offering sterilization, vaccination and emergency visits, the microchip , treatment of fleas and worms, nurses and of course, animal rescue.
Markle and Harry confirmed Monday in Birkenhead, in the north of England, that she was six months pregnant, The Guardian reported. The day of delivery is in April.
A former actress of the series Amazon Prime TV Suit and an American from the United States, Markle married Harry last May at a grand royal wedding.
In October, they announced that they were expecting their first child in the spring of 2019.
however, The Guardian reported, they are not sure of the sex of the baby, preferring to be surprised. But the child will be seventh on the throne because Harry is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth.