Karl Jenkins and Meghan Markle

‘I was called Meghan Markle in disguise – now people keep buying me drinks at the pub’

Sir Karl Jenkins was jokingly called ‘Meghan Markle in disguise’ as his striking appearance at King Charles’s Coronation caught the eye of cheeky royal fans.

Award-winning composer Sir Karl Jenkins claims fans keep buying him drinks at the pub and pointing at him in the street after cheeky royal watchers joked that he looked like “Meghan Markle in disguise” at King Charles III’s Coronation.

Sir Karl’s striking appearance led Coronation viewers to quip that his big moustache, glasses and mop of grey hair were a fake cover for the Duchess of Sussex.

The composer sat next to Andrew Lloyd Webber in the pews of Westminster Abbey for the Coronation. His music was also a key part of the momentous occasion.

Posting a picture of Sir Karl at the Abbey, one royal watcher tweeted: “That’s Meghan Markle under disguise.”

The comedian Dom Joly similarly quipped: “Meghan Markle’s disguise nearly had me fooled…”

Karl Jenkins and Meghan Markle

Sir Karl Jenkins was jokingly dubbed ‘Meghan Markle in disguise’ by Coronation watchers (Image: Getty)

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Reacting to the viral memes on Friday, Sir Karl told CNN: “It would have been impossible for anyone to get into the Abbey because of the security. You had to present two photo IDs, a utility bill with an address on.

“No one could have got through that and typical aircraft security scanning as well.”

He added: “People sometimes do come up to me in the street – but it’s been ridiculous this past week. People have been buying me drinks in pubs and pointing to me, saying: ‘You were at the [Coronation].'”

Sir Karl also recalled his two meetings with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, when he performed a concert for the Duke’s military veteran charity.

He said: “They were charming. [Meghan] was charming and friendly, and as I say, I met them twice. And I really hope she’s not upset by all this, because it has nothing to do with me.”

Sir Karl Jenkins at King Charles III's Coronation

Sir Karl has taken the quips about his appearance in good jest since the Coronation (Image: BBC)

But Prince Harry still attended the event on behalf of the Sussexes and shared a few joking remarks with Princess Beatrice and Jack Brooksbank on his way into Westminster Abbey.

King Charles also reportedly paid a touching tribute to Prince Archie in a private lunch after the Coronation ceremony, wishing his grandson a happy birthday “wherever he was”.