If you’ve always fancied yourself as royalty, you may be happy to know that you can get dupes of Meghan Markle’s Jimmy Choo shoes on a budget.
For those of us who are pretty damn skint at this time of year, it makes sense to not spend £595 on shoes (not that you ever would – it’s ridiculous), and instead go for shoes that look exactly the same but for £38.50.
Meghan wore the Jimmy Choo heels to her surprise visit to Belfast earlier this year.
NEW PICS – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre where they learnt from National Trust representatives about the pub’s heritage, and met bar staff, local comedians and musicians. pic.twitter.com/caicRTvoSM
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) March 23, 2018
And here’s Debenham’s version…
Can you tell the difference? No, neither can I.
The J by Jasper Conran Wine red velvet ‘Jiggle’ high stiletto heel pointed court shoes (try saying that after three beers) are currently selling for £38.50. Yes, they’re on sale after previously being on site for £55.
The product description reads: “From our exclusive J by Jasper Conran range, these pointed toe courts are perfect for after-dark styling. Classic and simple in design, they are finished in a soft velvet with a high stiletto heel for a feminine silhouette.”
Buy your own pair here.
While we’re on the subject of Meghan, it feels like you can’t look anywhere on the internet these days without there being some kind of conspiracy theory that a celebrity has been replaced with a robot.
It looks like even royalty aren’t exempt from this online trend, as a video of the Duchess of Sussex is currently doing the rounds on 4chan as ‘proof’ that she’s been replaced.
This video (along with very odd voiceover) is sending trembles down the spines of every flat-earther/anti-vaxxer/Queen-is-a-lizard-er on the planet.
It is creepy…
However there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation. That’s not Meghan. And that’s not Harry Either.
The footage was actually taken from the Britain’s Got Talent final, where the ‘Royal couple’ was actually normal people with the pair’s new waxworks on their heads. Yes, that’s wax. They didn’t actually fancy just going to the final.
Watch it again, and it will become painfully clear.
One fan wrote on YouTube: “They did something to her”, while another added: “Prince Harry face isn’t moving either. Nobody is really moving! Check out the ppl in the back. Wth is going on?!”.
A spokesperson for Madame Tussauds London told Express.co.uk: “In a world’s first for Madame Tussauds London, we are launching Live Figures, an exciting new step in the famous fun experience we offer our guests.
“We have chosen Their Royal Likenesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for this new innovation.
“Britain’s Got Talent is the perfect moment to show the public a first glimpse of our Live Figures before they make their official arrival in the attraction later this month.”
Ahead of the show, Madame Tussauds London tweeted: “EEK! We have some VERY special guests appearing on @BGT tonight!
“Tune into the live final to see who we’re talking about! #BritainsGotTalent #BGT #MadameTussaudsLondon.”
See? Now everyone go back to their tinfoil hats.