Once you see it you can't unsee it. When you look closely at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it's very difficult not to notice that the royal couple very much resembles HGTV duo Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines.
Travel + Leisure first noticed the striking resemblance back in early December when Harry and Meg released their official engagement photos to the world. At the time, one of the outlet's editors so perfectly showed royal fans the lookalikes on Twitter. "If you squint a little, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kind of look like Chip and Joanna Gaines," she wrote next to side-by-side split of them. She shared another one of Chip and Jo posing just like Harry and Meg did in one of their engagement snap stating "more proof."
If you squint a little, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kind of look like Chip and Joanna Gaines. pic.twitter.com/dCbVvn91pV— Mariah (@mphbox) December 21, 2017
More proof: pic.twitter.com/RSyqtxWIAv— Mariah (@mphbox) December 21, 2017
While both couples are royalty in our eyes (let's be real, Chip and Jo are our American prince and princess), they're also very different. Harry and Meghan live at Kensington Palace in London and Chip and Jo have their very own empire in Texas (not quite the same, but we'll call it similar). Harry and Meghan are not yet parents (though Closer Weekly has learned they're already trying for baby No. 1) and Chip and Jo are parents to five kids (they just welcomed baby No. 5 last week). On top of that, even though the resemblance between Meghan and Joanna is uncanny thanks to their long dark strands, the two come from very different ethnic backgrounds. Meghan is African American and Irish, while Joanna is Korean, Lebanese, and German.
We can't help but wonder if the couples notice the same thing we do. Perhaps Harry and Meghan watch episodes of Fixer Upper over roast chicken from time to time? Or who knows, maybe Chip and Jo tuned in to the royal wedding on May 19? We're just waiting for their invite to the palace so we can see a photograph of the four of them together!
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