Eagle-eyed viewers were left baffled after they thought they spotted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan in a new Christmas advert for Kay Jewelers.
Many have pointed out that a new Christmas ad for Kay’s $299 “Love Entwined” necklace features a couple who bear a striking resemblance to the royal family.
The couple in the TV advert are seen kissing and cuddling as Harry’s lookalike places the necklace around his beloved, with the narrator promoting the jewellery.
“An interconnected design embracing a signature diamond, representing your hearts, souls, and lives forever linked by love,” the voiceover says.
While it’s clear on closer inspection that the actors aren’t royals, the camera angles, fades, and low lighting have left many questioning the ad.
A Twitter user with the handle Molly J. echoed the confusion on social media, writing: ‘Is it just me or did Kay Jewelers deliberately run an ad for you to think, just a fraction of second, that Harry and Meghan were in a jewelry trade.’
A new advert for Kay Jewelers features a couple (pictured) who 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 lots of changing camera angles, fading effects and low-light tricks that make it hard for the actors to focus, which many say is supposed to trick viewers into thinking Harry and Meghan are really doing a commercial for Kay.
Many on social media were quick to share videos of the announcement, which had aired since late November, as they were confused as to who the couple were.
A Twitter user with the Miss Lady handle, asked what many were wondering: ‘Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in that Kay Jewelers ad or am I just seeing stuff?? Lol.’
Melissa Carter, another Twitter user, suggested the lookalikes were chosen on purpose.
‘You can’t tell me @KeyJewelers didn’t do this [on] purpose,” she wrote.
Another Twitter user with the handle Victoria, wrote echoing allegations that the company knowingly hired the lookalikes to impersonate the royal family.
“I just saw an advert from Kay Jewelers which, I swear to God, featured actors chosen specifically to evoke Harry and Meghan vibes, as if the guy was a bearded redhead and the girl was the complexion and Meghan’s long black 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 have taken to social media to report the lookalikes in the advert
While the lookalikes seemed to fool many, keen eyes would have noticed that the ring Meghan’s lookalike is wearing doesn’t match the $170,000 engagement ring Harry gave his wife.
The real gold ring features a diamond from Botswana and two smaller stones from Princess Diana’s collection.
Harry had previously told reporters the ring was yellow gold “because it’s [Meghan’s] prefer.’
Along with the engagement ring, Meghan is also wearing her wedding band, which is yellow gold and matches Prince Harry’s.
Arabel Lebrusan, owner of the ethical jewelry brand bearing his name, said the ring had been redesigned so that the main diamond “appeared larger”, a popular trend for showcasing the main jewel.
Sharp-eyed would have noticed the differences between the actor’s ring (left) and the real $170,000 engagement ring worn by the Duchess of Sussex
The confusion over the Kay Jewelers ad comes as all eyes remain on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their controversial Netflix documentary.
The couple recently made headlines after announcing that they organized Christmas gifts for more than 30 reunited and refugee families along the US-Mexico border.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently living in their $14million California mansion after stepping back from royal duties, shared the news on their Archewell Foundation website.
Alongside a photo of a pile of gifts, a description explained, “On Friday, the Archewell team, including the Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions, came together to celebrate the holidays and help at the annual This Is About Humanity party for reunited families represented by Immigrant Advocates Legal Center.
“Led by the Archewell Foundation, the company has organized holiday gifts for over 30 reunited and refugee families.
“This Is About Humanity is building a community of allies and advocates dedicated to raising awareness about separated and reunited families and children on the US-Mexico border.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘organized gifts for over 30 reunited 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 California mansion after stepping back from royal duties, shared the news on their Archewell Foundation website alongside a photo of gift boxes.
The news was shared hours after a new trailer was released for a Netflix show hosted by the couple that celebrates inspirational leaders.
The couple, who appeared in the final three episodes of their bombshell docuseries ‘Meghan & Harry’ last week, will examine figures ‘who have made brave choices’ including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern , the late United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth. Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg and former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Others to be featured include Bryan Stevenson, a 63-year-old American social justice activist and law professor, Albie Sachs, 87, a former South African judge, rugby player Siya Kolisi, 31, and journalist Gloria Steinem, 88.
The trailer features an interview with Ginsburg, who died in September 2020 after receiving several months of cancer treatment.