However, while meeting some of the people who have benefited from the charity, one woman called her a "fat lady" - but we really think she did not mean it in a derogatory way and instead was referencing her baby bump.
Last week the animal charity Mayhew was announced as one of four charity patronages that Meghan has taken on that reflect her passions and interests. She bonded with one dog in particular - Minnie, a Jack Russell terrier. The woman then motioned to Markle's bump.
When she chatted to a group of pensioners from a local dementia care home who receive petting dog visits organised by Mayhew, she was introduced to Gothrine McEachrom, known as Peggy, who said: "You're a fat lady".
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Meghan The Duchess of Sussex arrives at the Mayhew animal welfare charity on Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019, to meet with volunteers to hear about welfare initiatives, community engagement and worldwide projects carried out by the charity.
Her other dog Guy, a Beagle, did make the journey and is now part of the family.
It is thought Meghan researched Mayhew on the internet before approaching the charity to learn more about its work, and made two private visits, the first in November, before her public tour.
The Duchess is a proud dog lover, having previously supported various animal rescue centres in her home city of Los Angeles.
Meghan rescued her dog Guy from a shelter in 2015 and she and Harry are believed to have adopted a second pup previous year.