Meghan Markle was seen having lunch with her new deputy director of communications on Friday

By Maria Pasquini
January 19, 2019 04:23 PM
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Meghan Markle is showing off her signature style!

Three days after the mother-to-be made her first official visit to her newly announced patronage, the animal charity Mayhew, Meghan stepped out for lunch in West London.

On Friday, Meghan — who is due in late April — was seen dining with her and Prince Harry’s new deputy director of communications, Christian Jones.

A diner who was seated nearby reportedly said that Jones appeared to be taking notes during their meal.

Meghan, 37, went with a casual look for the afternoon outing, wearing jeans, a navy blue coat and a pair of nude Stuart Weitzman heels, which she paired with a Mulberry purse and gold aviator sunglasses. She also styled her hair in her go-to messy bun.

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Jones was hired by Kensington Palace in December, and also manages communications for Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Jones will also support the royals’ charitable duties.

He formerly worked for the British government for almost seven years, most recently serving as a speechwriter and press secretary for the Department of Exiting the European Union.

In recent months, there have been a couple of palace staffing shake-ups.

It was announced in December that Meghan and Harry’s private secretary/chief of staff, Samantha Cohen, would be leaving her position in 2019, once a replacement was found. One of Meghan’s personal assistants also resigned in November.

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While visiting her new animal patronage earlier this week, Meghan received a very bold compliment from a well-wisher.

“What a lovely lady you are,” said Peggy McEachrom, who is originally from Jamaica. “May God bless you.”

“And you’re a fat lady!” McEachrom added, motioning to the Duchess of Sussex’s growing baby bump.

Meghan immediately let out a big laugh and responded, “I’ll take it!”

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McEachrom also predicted that Meghan and Prince Harry would welcome a son.

“Oh, you think it’s going to be a boy?” Meghan said. “It’s a surprise. We don’t know what we’re having. I ask everyone what they think, and everyone has a very strong opinion about it.”

RELATED VIDEO: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share Sweet PDA During Cirque Du Soleil Date Night

Later evening, Meghan and her husband stepped out to attend a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem at the Royal Albert Hall.

Although they were on royal duty, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a sweet PDA moment while taking in the show on Wednesday.

As a performer welcomed everyone, Harry reached out his hand for Meghan to hold, as seen in a video shared by the hrhofsussex Instagram page. They intertwined their fingers as they settled in to watch the daredevil and acrobatic talents.