Twitter got excited last week after a tweet by CBS Miami reporter Lisa Petrillo claimed she spotted Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, walking her dog close to Kensington Palace.
A woman who resembles Meghan can be seen walking a dog, Petrillo claimed that the woman even scooped up her dog's poop.
So incredibly enough, walking by @kensingtonroyal-we spotted this beautiful, woman with a familiar air”outside the entrance to the private residence where Harry& Meghan live . MEGHAN!? her dog was doing his business. She couldn’t have been sweeter. #princessespickuppooptoo pic.twitter.com/G0SkQelmPE
— Lisa Petrillo (@LisaPetrillo) September 12, 2018
But it's now been revealed that the snap that got everyone excited was, in fact, a case of "mistaken identity". Royal commentator Omid Scobie tweeted that the Duchess is not the woman in the dog-walking picture.
Appreciate all the DM’s (Hi!), but that’s not the Duchess of Sussex🐶
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 12, 2018
Scobie told BAZAAR.com, "Right time, right place, but I’m afraid it’s not the Duchess in that photo."
Fans, however, were not convinced because they believe Petrillo wouldn't make it up.
V curious as to why an entertainment reporter - aka a legit journalist who covers this space and suggested she talked to her - would make such a thing up?
— Elizabeth Holmes (@EHolmes) September 12, 2018
Meghan is also a self-confessed dog lover, and the Royal couple reportedly adopted a Labrador after the former actress' beloved beagle named Guy who now lives with friends since she moved to UK after marrying Prince Harry.