Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, had the perfect response when a bold animal shelter worker called her a "fat lady" during her first official visit to Mayhew, an animal welfare charity in London, England on January 16.

The rude remark came while Meghan was visiting staff, volunteers and beneficiaries in her new role as patron at the charity on Wednesday.

According to PEOPLE, one of the staffers pointed to Meghan's growing baby bump and yelled, "You're a fat lady!"

Without missing a beat, Meghan laughed out loud and responded, "I'll take it!"

It isn't clear if the staffer was disciplined for fat shaming the Duchess.

The 37-year-old Royal is scheduled to deliver her and Prince Harry's first child in May. The couple tied the knot in May 2018.

During her visit, Meghan viewed projects run by the charity, designed to improve the lives of animals in London and the international community.

Meghan wore a beige turtleneck dress with matching overcoat and heels. She did not wear stockings - a violation of the longstanding Royal Family dress code.

Meghan's bodyguards kept their distance, after a British newspaper reported that she felt "constrained" by the insufferable security around her.

Her female bodyguard quit last week after just six months on the job. This makes the third senior staffer to quit in less than a year.

The bodyguard's resignation sparked rumours that Meghan is difficult to work with. The Duchess's inability to retain senior staffers suggests she might be having trouble adjusting to Royal life.

Photos by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images


  • DaughterOfaQueen

    To Meghan's defense as being "difficult to work with" sometimes you have to be stern or what some may refer to as being a "bitch" to be taken seriously.

  • Phillybruh

    Can't they keep her safe and give her some space. I'm not sure that's unreasonable.

  • Appplesauce

    It has to burn them old a$$ Britain’s up that Harry didn’t choose their granddaughter.l or someone of very pale color. The hate this girl is getting is ridiculous.

  • HotInCleveland

    She looks super cute! These hags are big mad there is a pinch of melanin in their “royal” family.

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Coy little wink

    Megan is bad?haters gonna hate ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Wyteprivilege

    Meghan is bringing some rare diversity in that establishment. I think Royal life is having a hard time adjusting to her, and not the other way around.

  • justlooking

    I don't condone fighting....but She needs Star Keisha https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95ff39beb65814e6816620770fc6485474f88a83e1d1e7769f4f532ca00ca887.jpg or Bad girls for bodyguard.
    They straight DISrespectful

  • Rayne

    She looks nice. She gone have that baby on May 3. On my son bday.

  • hottlanta

    I am fat but u r poor.

  • iWasteTime

    Keep trying her. She won't be pregnant forever!
    Watch all that Jamaican come out!

  • Rainbowbelow

    I want to see a pic of the worker who called her fat. She probably built like an abandoned Buick...

  • Trace da Ace

    wow....what a burn....NOT..... I know Meghan wanted to call that trick all kinds of snag mouth heffa's....but she kept it cute and cool....

  • MrsSpice1

    LMAOOOO ?

  • Harley

    Sandra stop with the click and bait. You know they state she’s difficult because she is a woman of color. That’s where your from and you should know their racist ways more than anyone

  • MrsSpice1

    Maybe she should hire that publicist chick Cardi got Lol!

  • Nina Ross

    Lol

  • Nina Ross

    Straight colonist

  • Marlika

    I would’ve told that mofo” I may be fat but you’re about to be unemployed!”???

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No May 8th--my birthday.
    Either way the child will be the bestest sign in the zodiac--Taurus.

  • No Love Lost
  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    She is supposedly this huge bitch but she didnt call that hoe a hoe under her breath or nothing? Okay ?

  • iWasteTime

    Mitch is a B*tch!

  • 11pink123

    Sounds like a friendly joke to me... not sure why the girl should get mad or the lady should be fired...

    Omg.. what kind of world do we live in where a skinny person would get offended for being called fat.

    Lol wtf..

  • T865!

    The same world where an idiot will call a pregnant lady fat and try to shame her.?

  • Yoni7

    I can't wait until that baby comes out blacker than Whoopi's lips and hair loc'd up like an ancestors fist. That baby gone have the smooth soul of Megan's mama mixed in.

  • Yoni7

    Thin is NOT always in. "Skinny" people can get offended too. Not EVERYBODY wants to be (called) skinny.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • Baaba Sanders

    Royal Protection Officers don't quit. They get reassigned.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Don't bother with this brain-damaged troll.
    The other day he actually compared Trump to Jesus.
    Yes.He.Did.

  • T Willis

    ?

  • Scorpio

    OMG! LOL!, not abandon.

  • Renee26

    Fat where bish??

  • cherrypie

    She seems to be carrying low. I bet she's having a little girl

  • Lady_Elle

    They are not friends... so it is NOT a friendly joke.

  • Ateya

    Classy! I love her

  • tia

    Being that DNA is strange and funny acting, I believe this baby is going to pop out with a tad bit more of melanin than "they" intend and turn the royals upside down. I'm here for it and it's going to be a gorgeous one too.

  • tia

    I just typed the same thing. The baby is going to have more melanin than they would desire. I'm anticipating her giving birth and it's going to truly be joyous! Can't wait to see this baby.

  • Coy little wink

    Meghan didn't get offended. I guess comprehension is not yo thing...

  • Renee26

    When yt women do it it's simply called "Assertiveness"

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I was thinking the same thing. A "real bish" would have read her from begining to end, in under one minute. They want to chip away at ANYTHING positive about her. First by labeling her "difficult to work with" then by saying "she's not adjusting well". They were jealous that she was getting the kind of attention Princess Diana was getting. Of course they'll quit in droves, they have to make their lie believable by any means necessary. They hàte the love and attention her and her mom gets. I've learned that when a group of people don't like you, they don't want anyone else to like you either, and they'll attack anything good about you, including your looks . This is the perfect example of that.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    A baggy neck bïtch at that.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    No lies detected.

  • Miss Thang

    Lmao that would be awesome

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    "An abandon buick" ???????

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I will admit that most of the Taurus folk I've met was cool and funny.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Zactly!!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Blacker than Whoopi's lips? Imma need you to the corner NOW! You done gone and made me forget what I was going to post. ?? But seriously, I'm waiting, too!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    That's exactly what I was thinking. They haven't adjusted well since she's been there.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Yep! And that's why they're really mad.

    "Difficult to work with" and "she has a bad attitude" is code language for "she stands up for herself" and she "refuses to take our b.s."

  • Naomi

    Nah. I think the baby is going to come out white with maybe a smidge of red hair. She's half White and Harry is full white. That baby will be 75% white. Her mom isn't dark enough for there to be any color in the baby IMO...but stranger things have happened. We'll see....

  • Naomi

    Nah. That baby will come out white. Have you seen Paula Patton (black and white) and Robin Thicke's (all white) baby? Not an ounce of melanin in him! And it's the same situation with Megan and Harry...but you never know! We'll see!

  • Vonn

    At least Meghan doesn't have "British" teeth.

  • Yoni7

    And you know what......at some point (like right now and going fwd), I don't/won't care either way. LOL

  • ShWa

    Yes!

  • ShWa

    Should have cussed her out and told her well better than being ugly....

  • Whirl

    Can you imagine someone calling her sister-in-law fat lady. Kate has been pregnant enough times. How come nobody ever called Kate Fat Lady? One way or another they trying to figure out a way to get that black lady outta there.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Because none were told. They all can file their names under the "Hater" file.

  • DroneRivers

    I would love that just cuz I think the queen would hate it. But I doubt that baby will have any color to it.

  • Whirl

    Lol

  • DroneRivers

    Wow

  • BRuhman_Vista

    I thought boys were carried "low". I get so confused with these things. ?

  • Marlika

    It’s time for fool to be called home to glory. ?

  • cherrypie

    I carried "high". I had two boys. I could be wrong tho and yes its confusing.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    So, they're just going to allow The Duchess to be disrespected like this? I bet, Kate wouldn't have been disrespected like this. Also, there wouldn't have been any confusion as to rather the staffer was fired/disciplined.

  • Desi

    I actually watched the whole video of the exchange. The lady who said it was a little old black lady. She was really complementary towards her. She said she was lovely and may God continue to bless her. She said it as a joke at the very end of their conversation.

  • teather

    Many BRITS are vile racist folks, Yes, there are some who are loving, blah blah blah, but the culture is that of racist BS. Beyotch ask colonizers gave birth to the orange man in the white house. They deserve all they get for the terrorizing they've done world wide.

  • teather

    My mom grew up out there and she said it's totally normal to call people fat. She said if the shoe fits, they wear it. They haven't quite gotten the hang of politically correct yet. imagine that.

  • noluvlost

    I can't wait. Hope that baby is the color of her mother or darker. I love our melanin. Yasss

  • Claudia

    Politically Correct Americans haven't got the hang of accepting the truth. Americans would rather live in comfortable lies. I am an Americans smh

  • Meme

    God bless Meghan with a very healthy beautiful baby these people are already scandalised having a part black princess i hope for a safe delivery for them both

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile PLEASE... This is NOT newsworthy ???

  • Kay J

    Why are her legs still skinny as usual. Seems she has only gained weight on her belly. Very suspicious ??

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Right. I think it'll be a LIGHT BRIGHT baby too. One that maybe can pass. but then again, GENES can BE LIKE I'm COMING THROUGH BABY!! GET READY!!! MELANIN YASSs!!!!

  • dru and neil

    How is it suspicious? She was always thin, and not everyone blows up everywhere while pregnant. I can’t believe people actually think this pregnancy is fake.

  • Li-Wright

    It's probably a Brit joke calling a pregger woman "fat." She laughed it off. Move on...

  • dru and neil

    Thank you, and I didn’t even have to watch to know it was most likely a light hearted remark, made in jest. I don’t know why this is being twisted to imply somebody called a pregnant member of the royal family overweight to their face.

  • Logan Roberts

    Meghan looks gorgeous pregnant.

  • Panther Charleston

    Thank you. Also, the image appears to convey a white person said it. Why do they like us agitated?

  • KLo

    Meghan looks good. All her weight is in the stomach. White folks are so jealous because Prince Harry didn't pick a white women. Don't hate on Meghan because a white women didn't make the cut. #ouch

  • ZZZ

    Here you people go again. My coworker is thin. Both times when she was pregnant, if you were walking behind her, you wouldn't know if she was pregnant until you walked in front of her. The only place she gained weight was her belly.

  • Jethro

    They've got nothin' better to do.

  • Shira Harding-James

    She’s big for 5 months

  • joel adams

    Meghan living her best life. And she’s beautiful.

  • Go-Go Girlie

    The perfect answer would have been "your mama."

  • RespectSelf

    lol but what was the tone?.... tone is EVERYTHING. Was she really yelling that to throw shade or to simply make note of her growing belly in a joking manner?

  • Moon Lee

    Damn

  • DeJeri

    Am I the only one who thinks that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has crazy eyes?

  • DeJeri

    Megan is so pretty. I'd love to see her wear her hair curly some time.

  • Desi

    Go find a life. These people need to read more. So damn ignorant and uneducated. Plenty of fit pregnant women only gain weight in their stomach.

  • MsChocCookie

    Seriously smh....

  • RealATLPeach36

    Disciplined...they probably tarred and feathered her.

  • R in NYC

    Give ''em hell Meghan. Do it your way. Ruffle those royal feathers.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    I just saw the video and clearly that older lady was being sarcastic....She told Megahn that she was lovely and may the good lord bless her then jokingly put her hands near her stomach and said you're fat as they both laughed...

  • Kbellaluvvs

    She's a elderly black lady...

  • Kbellaluvvs

    I just type this exact thing lol!!!!

  • Chicagowise

    It'll never happen.

  • Chicagowise

    LMAO

  • Chicagowise

    Twins?

  • TheOwley

    Even at 6 months she's skinnier than most women who are not carrying. Meghan is making them totally insane.

  • Allihave2say

    Meghan is pregnant, her legs have gained 10 ounces.

    The people who are complaining are doing so because Meghan is a person who works. She gets up at 4 or 5 am and expects her staff to do the same. None of the RF have ever had real jobs. Kate worked for her parents during one of the many times William broke up with her. The staff is accustom to coming in at 9 am. The RF is fully of lazy leeches.

    The Brits are just mad that the shape shifter didn't pick paste but picked gravy.

  • Allihave2say

    I be hoping for this too. I also hope that black woman physique kicks in after the baby just to piss people off.

  • Allihave2say

    I fear not. Tabloids would have a fit. Meanwhile I think Meghan has a relaxer. I wonder who does her hair or if she buys a diy kit.

  • Allihave2say

    Somebody suggested twins before. She probably had fertility injections. I'd close down my daycare and go be her private nanny in a heart beat. I'd love to rub the Sounds of Blackness against their walls.

  • Allihave2say

    They are so bitter and mad. Not to mention Harry has made William and Kate look real back. You get the feeling of love from Harry and Meghan, not the slow drag relationship of W & K.

  • Allihave2say

    Meghan still exercises, practices yoga and monitors what she eats. They are building a yoga gym for Mommy & baby in their new home.

  • Allihave2say

    I was thin in both pregnancies. The next day my belly was so flat that nurses were coming in to see me. I ate more than my regular share and loved every moment of my belly. Some of us are just thin natured…until 40 hits.

  • Allihave2say

    There's definitely an upset about Meghan. The folks on Daily Mail are so hateful and vile I had to stop myself many times from getting an account to comment. These folks feeling like slaves taking care of a Negra Master. They didn't mind spending Millions on the RF as long as they were all white.

  • Olga Grey

    My thoughts are as a minority, "colonist", divorceé, mixed race, older women marrying into royalty where all of the afore-mentioned demographics would have prevented the marriage in the past. It is customary w/even royals visiting other royals adhere to that countries protocols; why can't Duchess Meghan respect the historic cultural differences & her new position of a Royal House with over a thousand years of continuous reigning and adapt/adhere to proyocol & do simple things like allow herself to be respected & honored by having her door opened, be a lady & not continue as a commoner & wear hose (pure silk if you must), button your coat, wear your gloves, all Royals (Hello, Hola) show other European Royalty w/performing their Royal duties adhering to their countries protocol..., w/she was acting she wore & adhered to the script, do the same now, this is her new Vocation, thereby preventing all the bad press by being a crass & typical uncouth American (their sentiment), between her Hillbilly white American family, she should not want to give them fodder to call her difficult, embarrass herself, or her new family, she is on the world stage not a cable TV show, she should be striving for excellence, not to stubbornly continue as a Commoner!

  • Allihave2say

    I want to believe that Oprah had a talk with Meghan and her mother about what to expect.

  • BaileyBlue17

    ORS in "Normal"...gotta keep those edges LAID!! LOL

  • Miss Thang

    Wills and Kate have much more responsibility. They will be king and queen one day.

  • Whirl

    Right

  • Judge Mental Will

    Or they might be mad they're working for a black person. MEGHAN can lose weight, but that lady will be ugly Forever.

  • Whirl

    The take from the Brit’s perspective is she is embarrassing herself. The take of the world view perspective looking down on the situation is the Brits are embarrassing themselves with their not to subtle racism that they are WELL known for.

  • Whirl

    It was very inappropriate

  • Strappyheels

    You sound so silly!! The Royal family wouldn’t spit on you if you were on fire..

  • Raquel

    Here we go with the fake bump again! ? Those damn prosthetic bumps! I don't know about ya'll but any and every pregnant woman (including myself) that I've seen gained weight in their face/neck area or at the very least, shows some other weight gain in your body to some degree. While the final weight might vary (cuz I was all belly) I STILL showed weight gain in my face, especially. This broad ain't pregnant. ?

  • Raquel

    Agreed. She has a surrogate and that's a fake belly. Just ask beyawnce. You think they'd risk having her black side rear it's head by chance and the baby ain't "white"? Lol

  • Nikki J

    I have never understood why a person would intentionally bring negativity to a complete stranger.

  • Raquel

    No naval either? ?

    ?

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • starbright9449

    My Sis was allllllll belly. Her stomach didn't show until six months, her face, arms and everything remained the same. No weight gain anywhere but the belly, not even back fat. She didn't get stretch marks nor discoloration nor the fat nose. I've never been pregnant but I hope to be that blessed cause mannnnnnn.

  • starbright9449

    Lose her belly you mean after the baby? She's skinny.

  • starbright9449

    Lmao

  • Allihave2say

    They wanted her to act "black".
    Meghan's white siblings are totally narcissistic jealous-hearted entitled desperate white trash.

  • 11pink123

    It’s really not that deep. If you get mad over something that small, you gone be mad all day.

  • 11pink123

    Right... keep living without a sense of humor and see how many people don’t want to be around you.

  • Ki Ki

    I’m currently 33 weeks pregnant and I haven’t gained ANY weight in my face or neck. I’m all belly which even with the right top on you can barely tell. I was 120 lbs when I first got pregnant and I’m only 132 now. Everybody carries differently. It was just last week when my belly button started to pop thru my clothes

  • Ki Ki

    I swear people and their comments kill me. Not every pregnant woman carries the same. I’m pregnant now and everyday it’s someone with some stupid azz comment about MY body and MY baby. Just because y’all blew up like a damnn house don’t mean everybody else has to, I’m just saying.

  • 11pink123

    I’m not a he. And I did not compare the two. So you’re a liar. I said they are accusing him just like they did Jesus. And Jesus said many of us would be accused or treated badly. So if I was comparing him in that sense, so what.

    But stop trying to act like I said Trump is Jesus. I never said that and never would. You’re exaggerating...

    However he is being accused of stuff he did not say, his words twisted in circles and being treated like he’s hitler. So it’s really making me start to think that nothing we have been taught in school is even true.

  • 11pink123

    I like trump. I’m glad he is President. So if that makes your skin burn than, your bad. Everybody I know in Cali voted for trump, except my Dad. And we all black.

    So people are lying to you when they pretend they don’t like trump, more ppl are for him then You think. You must live in a lame city, where you fall for everything these bs reported put on TV.

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • Nikki J

    It was an old black lady who made the comment. It was so weird.

  • Nikki J

    https://youtu.be/hKFlxlGkJoc
    Here’s the video. This lady reminds me of my granny. I don’t know how to take her at all. ?????

  • Ronnie Hill

    All that stomach, NO LACTOSE BREASTS AN WEARING HEELS?! GTFATWOOH!!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Whooooo lala

  • Lady_Elle

    I certainly did not say anything about getting mad. Something you brought to the table.

    They are NOT friends... so it is NOT a friendly joke!

    Calling someone that is pregnant - fat.
    Impolite at best... B-I-T-C-H at worse.

  • PRAYERWLLCHANGE

    She smiles like the joker...

  • Lola

    Well she certainly did not "yell" It was a cute moment.

  • colejk

    Yep—my mom was tiny with my older brother. Didn’t really show much until the last 6 weeks but she was huge with me. Weight gain can vary from person to person AND with different pregnancies.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I stay away from the comments on there! It won’t do nothing but piss you off!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I don't think she meant to offend. It was supposed to be a jokey comment.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She was teasing her. They both laughed.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Clicks = revenue.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Let's hope it takes after it's grandmother.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    She's showing that much and she still has about 4 more months to go?? Yikes! By the time she's due, she's gonna be so miserable because of how huge she'll be!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Chicagowise

    I have seen older pics and her hair wasn't that straight. I'm sure she perms her hair.

  • Malcom Flex

    She using a surrogate I've seen too many videos and photos of that belly doing a Beyonce. I've seen many pregnant women not a damn one has ankles look like that.

  • Malcom Flex

    Yup. Cuz she's not preg using a surrogate. Chicken legs not an ounce of weight gain in her legs, GTFO!!

  • Malcom Flex

    But look at her legs she was stick thin like Markle before she got preg but she gained weight in legs and upper arms. MM is using a surrogate she got a Beyonce belly.

  • Malcom Flex

    MM not black. She actually id'ed herself as CAUCASION on some of her acting resumes

  • MRiGOThim

    In my Khia voice "You gon' respect me!!!" :P

  • Allihave2say

    There have been a few moments where I typed up some words, and almost hit that verify email address. They are awful bitter and jealous.

  • Allihave2say

    They do but they have zero romantic chemistry. being married is their job, nothing more. I'd be surprised if they actually have sex.

  • Allihave2say

    laid they are. I wonder who flat irons her hair every week.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Oh yes!! I used to read the comments to see how some folks think on certain topics but then I I ended up getting pissed onetime too many. And I too have typed up some stuff then I was like fux it would be pointless

  • WutizstillHERE!

    If she says she is black and she has a black mother..yes I will identify with what she does..