Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has made her first public appearance after announcing that she won’t be attending King Charles’ coronation. Some people are noting that her new appearance looks remarkably similar to her sister-in-law, Princess Kate Middleton.

Over the weekend, Markle attended her photographer friend Misan Harriman’s TED Talk through a video link, showcasing a sleek straightened hairstyle. This has caused speculation among social media watchers.

“PLASTIC SURGERY ALERT? Sad Meghan Markle wants to be Kate Middleton so bad,” a Twitter user expressed their suspicion that the former actress had changed more than just her hair.

Someone said that Markle, who is 41 years old, altered her eye color to resemble her sister-in-law who is also 41 years old: “Omg. Meghan Markle, who is jealous and obsessed with the Princess of Wales, is wearing hazel contact lenses to look like Kate.”

“She looks like she’s trying to look like Kate … that won’t happen,” another wrote.

Many of Markle’s supporters have vehemently denied any suggestions of her getting cosmetic work done.

“Meghan didn’t have plastic surgery,” one defender said. “It’s all about lighting, angles, and contouring. And hair straightening is something many black women do. It has nothing to do with ‘erasing all traces of origin.’ Also, white people need to shut up about black women’s hair.”

“You’re accusing Meghan of having plastic surgery when your whole online persona is AI generated. Girl Bye! Meghan doesn’t need plastic surgery! She is sun kissed, getting love and and moisturized! That is GLOW!” another person wrote.

Some people suggested that Markle might have chosen to dress like a Hollywood star instead of a royal: “Is she going for Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Aniston here?” one asked beneath screenshots of Markle’s TED Talk cameo.

In the past few months, Markle hasn’t been in the public eye much, leading some people to wonder if she underwent cosmetic surgeries.

“I think Meghan’s public absence has been explained. And it was nothing to do with the children,” one person said.

Other people shared their opinions about the cosmetic procedures they thought that the Duchess underwent.

“Facelift, filler dissolved in lips, buccal fat removal, more filler in cheeks, Botox, more subtle veneers, chin implant is my guess,” one person said.

“She had under her eyes filled and an eye lift,” another added.

Markle’s representatives did not provide any comment regarding the new accusations. However, sources close to the Archewell team stated that Markle has denied the claims regarding surgery.

According to sources who have worked with Markle, she gained a significant amount of weight during both of her pregnancies. Now, she has finally shed the weight she gained with her daughter, Lili. This weight loss is the reason behind her newly fit and stylish appearance.

According to a source, the person has not altered their nose because they love it and uses contouring and bronzer to accentuate it. However, they have most likely received Botox and lip fillers, and changed their hair color, as per another source.

Although Markle’s new look has gained attention, it is not the only factor that is making the Duchess famous right now.

Earlier this month, the celebrity caused a lot of buzz on social media by announcing that she would not be present at Charles’ coronation on May 6th.

A royal watcher stated that Middleton prevented Markle from attending the important occasion, while another suggested that the princess holds negative feelings towards her distant sister-in-law due to last year’s missed opportunities with Queen Elizabeth.

Another biographer has claimed that Markle considered skipping the coronation to make herself appear as a “martyr.”

The Duchess’ representatives denied rumors that she skipped the event because of correspondence between her and King Charles regarding her worries about racism in the royal family, which were leaked.