Eagle-eyed viewers were left bemused after thinking they’d spotted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan in a new Christmas commercial for Kay Jewelers.
Many have pointed out that a new Christmas commercial for Kay’s ‘Love Entwined’ $299 necklace features a couple that bear a striking resemblance to the royals.
The couple in the TV ad are seen kissing and snuggling as the Harry look-a-like places the necklace around his beloved, with the narrator promoting the jewelry.
‘An interlinking design embracing a signature diamond, representing your hearts, souls and lives forever entwined with love,’ the voiceover says.
While its clear upon closer inspection that the actors are not the royals, the camera angles, fades and low-lighting have left plenty of people questioning the ad.
One Twitter user with handle Molly J. echoed the confusion on social media, writing: ‘Is it just me or did Kay Jewelers purposefully cast a commercial so you’d think, just for a second split, that Harry and Meghan were in a jewelry commercial.’
A new commercial for Kay Jewelers features a couple (pictured) that bear a striking resemblance to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan
Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day
The ad uses plenty of shifting camera angles, fading effects and low-lighting tricks that keep the actors out of focus, which many claims are meant to cause viewers to believe that Harry and Meghan really are doing a commercial for Kay
Many on social media were quick to share videos of the ad, which has been playing since the end of November, as they were confused about the identity of the couple.
A Twitter user with the handle Miss Lady, asked what many were questioning: ‘Is that prince Harry and Meghan Markle in that Kay jewelers commercial or am I just seeing stuff?? Lol.
Melissa Carter, another Twitter user, suggested the doppelgangers were picked on purpose.
‘You can’t tell me @KeyJewelers didn’t do this [on] purpose, she wrote.
Another Twitter user with the handle Victoria, wrote echoed allegations that the company knowingly hired the look-a-likes to pose as the royals.
‘I just saw a kay jewelers commercial that i swear to god featured actors chosen specifically to evoke harry and meghan vibes, like the guy was a bearded ginger and the girl had meghan’s skin tone and long dark hair,’ Victoria wrote. ‘I’m dying to know how that brainstorming session went.’
Kay Jewelers and its parent company, Signet Jewelers, did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Many went on social media to point out the doppelgangers in the commercial
While the doppelgangers appeared to fool many, keen eyes would have noticed that the ring the Meghan look-a-like is wearing does not match the $170,000 engagement ring Harry gave to his wife.
The real gold band features one diamond originally from Botswana and two smaller stones from Princess Diana’s collection.
Harry previously told reporters that the ring was yellow gold ‘because that’s it [Meghan’s] favorite.
Along with the engagement ring, Meghan also wears her wedding band, which is in yellow gold and matches Prince Harry’s.
Arabel Lebrusan, owner of the ethical jeweler brand bearing his name, said the ring had been redesigned to make the main diamond ‘look bigger,’ a popular trend to emphasize the main jewel.
Keen eyes would have noticed the differences between the actor’s ring (left) and the genuine, $170,000 engagement ring worn by the Duchess of Sussex.
The confusion over the Kay Jewelers commercial comes as all eyes remain on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their controversial Netflix documentary.
The couple have recently made headlines after announcing that they’ve organized Christmas presents for more than 30 reunified and refugee families along the US-Mexico border.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in California having stepped back from royal duty, shared the news on their Archewell Foundation website.
Alongside a photograph of a pile of presents, a description explained: ‘On Friday, the Archewell team including The Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions gathered to celebrate the holidays and participate in This Is About Humanity’s annual Holiday Party for Reunified Families represented by Immigrant Defenders Law Center.
Led by The Archewell Foundation, the company organized holiday gifting for over 30 reunified and refugee families.
‘This Is About Humanity creates a community of allies and advocates dedicated to raising awareness about separated and reunified families and children at the US-Mexican border.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘organized gifts for more than 30 different reunified and refugee families’ at the US and Mexico border this weekend
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in California having stepped back from royal duty, shared the news on their Archewell Foundation website alongside a photograph of boxes of gifts.
The news was shared hours after a new trailer was released for a Netflix show fronted by the couple which celebrates inspiring leaders.
The couple, who appeared last week in the last three episodes of their bombshell docuseries ‘Meghan & Harry’, will look at figures ‘who have made brave choices’ including Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, late US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg and former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Other people who will be featured include Bryan Stevenson, a 63-year-old US social justice activist and law professor, Albie Sachs, 87, a former South African judge, rugby player Siya Kolisi, 31, and the journalist Gloria Steinem, 88.
The trailer features an interview with Ginsburg, who died in September 2020 after receiving several months of cancer treatment.