Meghan Markle and Pipple Middleton both wearing blue dresses
Photo: Meghan Markle (Rex) and Pippa Middleton (Getty Images)

LATEST NEWS

Forget Meghan v Kate – now it’s all about Pippa

Let the Royal Hunger Games begin

Added on

By Lily Peschardt on

“So who DOES Meghan remind you of, Harry?” this morning’s Daily Mail headline asks the fifth royal in line to the throne at the top of a double-page spread layering photos of Meghan and another prominent brunette side by side.

Who is this other woman, you ask?

A) One of Harry’s ex-girlfriends

B) Another one of Harry’s ex-girlfriends

or

C) A woman he has no romantic history with but is semi-related to – and also happens to have brown hair

If you picked C, you would be correct.

Photo: The Daily Mail
 

After spending the week pitting Kate and Meghan against each other like a Kensington Palace edition of the Hunger Games, they have shifted the focus, ever so slightly, to the other Middleton sister: Pippa. “From their glossy brunette locks to their yoga-toned physiques and fashion sense, they really could be sisters…” the piece declares. Sure, Meghan Markle is a biracial American and Pippa is white and from the Home Counties, but that’s just semantics because – and this is juicy – once, they both wore white straw hats. Not at the same time, or at the same place, or in each other’s company – but still, at various points in their lives, they have both worn white straw hats.

Once, they both wore white straw hats. Not at the same time, or at the same place, or in each other’s company – but still, at various points in their lives, they have both worn white straw hats

If you didn’t find that titbit compelling enough, fear not, because they have also both worn ivory coats. Again, not at the same time or place, but honestly, how many people wear ivory coats? Rich people, obviously, because you could never wear a white – sorry, ivory – coat on the Tube and you have to be able to afford to have it dry-cleaned every time you wear it. Ha! Being rich, that’s another thing they have in common!  

They also both went to sports games (Pippa to Wimbledon, Meghan to the Invictus Games), they both at some point wore jeans and white tops (Pippa accessorised with a black bag and shoes, Meghan with brown), and they both have “hair parted in the centre”.

But the pièce de résistance is surely a picture of Markle walking up the steps in her white (sorry, ivory) coat paired with the infamous shot of Pippa’s arse at William and Kate’s wedding. “P.S.,” the subhead reads, “Even the rear view is strikingly similar.” Just in case they were being too subtle, the picture caption is sure to clear up the confusion: “Perfect shape: Meghan, left, shows there’s no chance of Pippa’s famous derriere upstaging her at her wedding.”

I’m wondering – and hear me out here –  if it’s possible that Harry didn’t propose to Meghan because of her centre parting or even because of her penchant for straw hats but, in fact, because he truly loves her. Yeah, you’re right, I’m being crazy.

@LilyPesch

Sign up

Love this? Sign up to our Today in 3 email to receive the latest stories straight to your inbox every morning

or
Photo: Meghan Markle (Rex) and Pippa Middleton (Getty Images)
Tagged in:
meghan markle
royal family
Celebrity

Tap below to add
the-pool.com to your homescreen

Close