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Meghan, Markle, Duchess of Sussex visits "Mayhew" animal welfare charity, London, Jan. 16, 2019.

Meghan Markle gave fans more insight about her pregnancy during her first joint engagement of the year with Prince Harry telling some her due date is in late April or early May.

Meghan took it as a compliment - laughing and saying: "I'll take it". The Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Birkenhead, a town near Liverpool in England.

Meghan was named as patron of Mayhew - one of her four patronages reflecting her interest in animals, supporting the arts, vulnerable women and education.

"I'll take it", Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said Wednesday with a laugh after a woman, pointing to Meghan's bump, called her a "fat lady".

Meghan occasionally sported red lipstick in her pre-duchess days, but we haven't seen her in anything other than pink and nude tones since she officially became a royal.

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During the visit Meghan, a keen dog lover, spoke about her own rescue dogs.

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 global projects carried out by the charity.

Meghan's new patronage is very close to her heart, as she previously adopted two rescue pups when she lived in Toronto.

She said: "He was petrified to come in the front door, he didn't know how to go up and down stairs - all the things you're patient with and then you end up with the best dog in the world".

Meghan is known for her love of dogs, and regularly posted pictures of her and her two pets on her Instagram page, before it was shut down.

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