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Duchess of Sussex shows off baby bump in visit to showbiz retirement home


THE Duchess of Sussex admitted she was ‘feeling very pregnant’ as she showed off her growing baby bump to residents and staff at a showbiz retirement home.

Meghan, 37, who is expecting her first child in the spring, met actors, directors and entertainers at the Royal Variety Charity’s residential nursing home in Twickenham, south-west London, yesterday.

Showbiz legends: With residents in a room of photos from their heyday

The former actress, wearing a Soia and Kyo coat unbuttoned over a dress from Brock Collection, clearly had an affinity with the retired performers — including former sitcom star Richard O’Sullivan and Mona Hammond, who played Blossom in EastEnders.

She sang carols with residents, helped create a Christmas collage and even chatted away to one in fluent Spanish.

Hair to the throne: With Biddy de Nordwall and hairdresser Michael Anthony Shelton at the home’s on-site salon

This was Meghan’s first public appearance since her father Thomas Markle, 74, said on ITV’s Good Morning Britain he was being ‘shunned’ by his daughter, who he said had not spoken to him for months.

But she looked relaxed during the visit, appearing to let out a sigh of relief as she sat down to talk to former West End actress Josephine Gordon, admitting: ‘I’m feeling very pregnant.’

Ms Gordon told Meghan: ‘I’ve read all about you in the papers.’