Meghan Markle wears an affordable maternity dress to dog shelter

Meghan Markle wears an affordable maternity dress to dog shelter

Meghan was joined by Prince Harry on this occasion.

Meghan, Markle, Duchess of Sussex visits "Mayhew" animal welfare charity, London, Jan. 16, 2019.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is six months pregnant, was greeting people at the shelter when one woman exclaimed, "You're a fat lady!" while pointing at Meghan's growing baby bump.

She was visiting Mayhew, an animal charity she's recently become the patron of, when she stepped out in the H&M maternity dress. She bonded with one dog in particular - Minnie, a Jack Russell terrier.

Meghan's mother was the only member of her family to attend the royal wedding last May and even accompanied the Duchess to the the launch of the Together cookbook she supported with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. That being said, when someone called her a 'fat lady, ' the Duchess had the flawless response and definitely did not get offended.

To finish the high fashion ensemble, the 37-year-old wore $940 Rupert Sanderson block heels with winter-ready tights and a $890 Aspinal of London bag.

The Duchess is a proud dog lover, having previously supported various animal rescue centres in her home city of Los Angeles.

The duchess picked up the dog when she spotted it was shivering and clutched it to her chest when she chatted to Mayhew staff who told her about the charity's projects in India and Afghanistan.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "The Duchess is delighted to become Patron of both national and grassroots organisations that are part of the fabric of the United Kingdom, and is very much looking forward to working with them to bring wider public attention to their causes".

The charity was founded in 1886 and today sees itself as an animal welfare social worker, keeping cats and dogs, whether family pets or companions for the homeless, safe and well alongside their owners, and supporting communities.

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