Celebrities have been known to go to impressive extremes to avoid being recognized in public. And if you’re Meghan Markle, Suits star and soon-to-be duchess, you have to go beyond a simple wig or some fake glasses — you have to really fake people out if you want to have your privacy. As reported by The Cut, the actress has landed on a fairly dignified strategy for hiding in plain sight while making her way through London, where she moved a few months ago to be closer to fiancé Prince Harry.
“She can’t go anywhere without people recognizing her,” a source told E! News this week. “Everyone is in wedding fever, so if it isn’t ordinary citizens who might stop her, it’s the photographers who want to know everything they possibly can about the future royal.”
But apparently, it hasn’t taken Markle long to figure out how to lose these hangers-on. “There are six exits and entrances [at Kensington Palace],” an anonymous royal reporter told E!. “She’s been able to get in and out when she needs to, and she’s doing very well with managing to go incognito.” Yet another source went into even greater detail, saying, “Kate [Middleton] can be spotted almost every day if people looked for her. But Meghan and Harry have taken their privacy to a whole new level. They swap cars all the time. Meghan’s been using different disguises, hats,” the insider said. “They’re being extremely clever so they can go in and out without being seen. They are taking a completely different approach than William and Kate.”
Apparently, Markle’s penchant for everyday covert ops like this isn’t exactly a surprise. Earlier this week on an episode of Harry, her Suits co-star and on-screen dad Wendell Pierce revealed that they used to talk about Prince Harry on set using a sort of code. “She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code, really. You know, ‘How you doing?’ ‘Oh, I’m going to London, coming from London, whatever,'” said Pierce. Touché, Markle — touché.
Read more about the soon-to-be royal:
Let Kylie Jenner teach you how to use Snapchat: