Woman branded Meghan Markle's 'twin' as she shocks public with resemblance to the Duchess of Sussex

31 January 2020, 11:41

Akeisha Land is the spitting image of Meghan Markle
Akeisha Land is the spitting image of Meghan Markle. Picture: Getty/Instagram/greyson_land
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

And she's even up for filling in for Meghan Markle at events.

Akeisha Land, 39, from Missouri has left the world shocked with her resemblance to Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle.

Akeisha started receiving comments online after she set up an Instagram to show off her beautiful family; Greyson, 22-months, and Tristan, 6.

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However, instead, Akeisha has been flooded with comments as people say she is the Duchess of Sussex's 'twin'.

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Wonder why you’re seeing my face and not Bitty’s? I know you’d rather see her cute face, but I had to make a brief cameo to say, CHIEFSSSSSSS!! 🙌🏾 Our team is going to the Super Bowl y’all; so I had to (finally) post these photos of the only game we were able to make it to this year ❤️ Wish we could go to more, but with two young kiddos and church on Sunday’s, it’s hard to make it to many games. Plus parking alone is $60 and ain’t nobody got time for that! 😅 • Also, can we just take a minute to talk about my hair?! I’ve been on my natural hair journey for over 5 years now and hadn’t straightened my hair in over two years. A couple years ago when I straightened my hair, even though I’d been natural for so many years and used Curly Girl Method approved products only, when straightened, my hair was dull, dry, slightly brittle and my ends were a disaster. This year though, I think the results speak for themselves in these photos! And I have @olivabrand to thank! Remember back in September I told you guys I was going to start a hair trial with them? Well as you can see, my hair loves @olivabrand! It’s perfect for my low porosity hair because it’s not as thick and heavy as most hair oils. I use it for my scalp massages as well as hot oil treatments. It’s made my hair sooooo soft, smooth, and shiny! Bye frizz! ✌🏾I’ve also been using it on Bitty’s hair and her curls are really starting to POP (as you can see in my previous post)! • Definitely go check them out @olivabrand and use code grey15 to save 15% off of your purchase ❤️

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Speaking to the Daily Mail's Femail, Akeisha said it's not just online she receives the comments, but also when she's going about daily life.

She said: "I get compared to her quite often, and not just online.

“I'll have random people coming up and saying, 'has anyone ever told you that you look like...' I always giggle before they even finish saying who because I know exactly who they're going to say because I've heard it so much; especially recently since I've been wearing my hair straight."

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A PARENTS WORST NIGHTMARE: Happened to us... Keep reading to know why we’ve been MIA this past week... 😩 • Tristan woke up in the middle of the night before school on Monday complaining of his arm hurting and itching. My hubby said it looked like he’d scratched off a bug bite. So we didn’t think anything of it at first. Then when I was fully awake I was thinking how that doesn’t seem like something he’d normally do. And I mentioned it to Preston (my hubby) before he left for work. So when I saw Tristan’s elbow later while getting him ready for school his “bite” definitely didn’t seem like a normal mosquito bite to me and I immediately thought brown recluse. But Preston told me even if it were there’s nothing that can be done, so even though my instincts told me differently, I just took his word for it. But when Tristan came home from school on Monday he was clearly disoriented and not feeling well. So he napped and seemed to be in better spirits when he woke up. But then Tuesday morning he woke up early again and was puking and had diarrhea. That’s when I noticed his bite on his elbow had changed a ton and looked horrible (swipe to see the fast progression of his skin dying from necrosis over a short 48hrs from Tuesday morning to Thursday morning). So that, coupled with his throwing up and diarrhea, made me of course start worrying that it definitely was a brown recluse bite (if you don’t know what a brown recluse is, Google it, it’s one of the top 2 most poisonous spiders, in the US). So Preston took him to the ER, where they claimed it wasn’t a brown recluse bite and even claimed it couldn’t go systemic even if it were. My instincts told me they were wrong so I had Preston take him to his pediatric office and they also said they didn’t think it was a brown recluse bite. He was prescribed antibiotics orally from the ER and topically from his pediatrician and released. I still didn’t feel right about it (so much so that I was in a full on anxiety attack for 2 days straight)... READ THE REST IN THE COMMENTS BELOW

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She continued to explain: "Even my close friends and family say I look like her! And even though I myself don't see the similarities, I definitely take it as a huge compliment as she's just drop dead gorgeous”.

Akeisha has also joked that she'd be happy to fill in for Meghan for events she doesn't want to go to.

People have been flocking to social media to compliment Akeisha on her amazing looks, with one commenting: "Even I had to sit here and say to myself .... 'ain’t that Meghan?'".

Another wrote on a picture of Akeisha and her daughter: "What a beautiful child you have, and you and Megan Markle are twins!"

A third person said: "You are so pretty! Did I ever tell you that you look like Meghan Markle's twin!"

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