Sir Karl Jenkins has confirmed he was not Meghan Markle in disguise after internet speculation accused him of being the Duchess gatecrashing King Charles’ coronation on Saturday.
After shots of Sir Karl were seen on the television coverage, many users commented online positing the theory he was Meghan due to his distinctive glasses, long white hair and long white moustache.
Meghan had declined to attend the King’s Coronation, choosing to stay in Montecito to celebrate her son Archie’s birthday.
Sir Karl, a Welsh composer, took to social media platform TikTok in a cheeky video saying he looked “this way all the time”.
“I understand there has been a lot of interest in me, since I appeared at the coronation of King Charles III,” he said.
“I was there because I’d written some music.
“I was quite surprised some people thought I was Meghan Markle in disguise.”
Jenkins was also accused of being at the event to “try and steal the crown jewels”.
He addressed this claim as well, telling viewers: “I look this way all the time,” while trying not to laugh.
“I’ve had the moustache since I was 18 years old, it was very trendy then. So that’s me. Nothing sinister about it or surprising at all.”
Jenkins was part of the coronation because he performed a Welsh folk song during the ceremony entitled ‘Tros y Garreg (Crossing the Stone)’.
However, commenters on his TikTok video weren’t convinced.
“This is just what Meghan Markle in disguise would say,” one said.
While another remarked: “I’ve never seen you and Meghan Markle in the same room, sir.”