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Renowned Welsh composer takes to TikTok to deny he’s Meghan Markle

10 May 2023 2 minute read
Sir Karl Jenkins (TikTok) / Meghan Markle (PA)

He’s the famous Welsh composer with a very distinctive look.

However, hundreds evidently not versed with his outstanding musical CV took to social media on the weekend when he was spotted pictured on TV as one of the guests at the coronation to say they thought he was Meghan Markle in disguise – and he was about to steal the Crown Jewels.

Of course neither Karl or Meghan look remotely alike but people were convinced that it could have been the outcast princess heavily disguised.

A somewhat understandably incredulous Jenkins has now thankfully set the record straight and responded to speculation surrounding his viral appearance at the coronation.

The 79-year-old composer shared a video on TikTok, with a caption that read: “Sir Karl Jenkins sets the record straight on his attendance at the coronation.”

@karljenkinsofficial Sir Karl Jenkins sets the record straight on his attendance at the coronation. #fyp #coronation #disguise #karljenkins ♬ Jenkins: Adiemus – Karl Jenkins

Jenkins started his TikTok video by introducing himself before acknowledging how he went viral at the coronation. He also shared a picture of himself at the event, wearing a black jacket with a medal around his neck and tinted sunglasses on his face.

“I understand there has been a lot of interest in me since I appeared at the coronation of King Charles III,” he said. “I was there because I’d written some music for the service.”

He shared a laugh about the false claims that he was the Duchess of Sussex in disguise. Meghan stayed in California with her children while her husband, Prince Harry, attended the event.

Jenkins continued his video by holding up the knighthood medal he received in 2015 that he wore at the coronation.

He also addressed his now-viral facial hair: “Oh, and my moustache has been referred to in The Times as well. But I’ve had this moustache since 18-years-old. It was very trendy then.

“So that’s me,” he continued. “Nothing sinister about it or surprising at all!”


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A.Redman
A.Redman
9 months ago

A great composer of some.brilliant music.Strange when I asked in a local Welsh shop if they had any of his music and they said NO!!

Philip Davies
Philip Davies
9 months ago

This episode is sufficiently surreal in itself that it is just begging for a ‘Fluck and Law’ treatment. Possibly the eminent whiskers would in a sketch become a celebrity in its own right, then in a revelatory interview admit the shocking truth that the former actress ‘Me Again’ (Or Not, as the case might be) would be used to disguise the famously mysterious Whiskers so Sir Karl could enjoy a day off in drag. Meanwhile, Harry would be wandering around after the show looking lost and wondering where his better half had got to. Fed up, he bumps into a… Read more »

Philip Davies
Philip Davies
9 months ago
Reply to  Philip Davies

[Can’t edit here, so:] This strange episode is sufficiently surreal in itself that it is just begging for a ‘Fluck and Law’ show satirical treatment. Possibly the eminent whiskers would in a sketch become a celebrity in its own right, then in a revelatory interview admit the shocking truth that the former actress ‘Me Again’ (Or Not, as the case might be) would be used to disguise the famously mysterious Whiskers so Sir Karl could enjoy a day off in drag. Meanwhile, Harry would be wandering around after the show looking lost and wondering where his better half had got… Read more »

Riki
Riki
9 months ago

Loses all credibility for attending. Shame, people like him are exactly why yesterday when Australia did a news piece on Wrexham they said Wales, England! That’s right, apparently Wales is in England! And to compound it they turned the comments off so no one could correct them. This happens time and time again and proof that England seeks to Replace the Britons of Wales. This will keep happening while we remain in this ridiculous United Kingdom’s.

Philip Davies
Philip Davies
9 months ago
Reply to  Riki

Loses all credibility as a person? As a composer? Or as your idea of a Welshman? So this great son of Wales, born and raised in the Gower, is to be dismissed and insulted by you for also seeing himself as British? Sut y medrwch chwi, felli, i oddef defnyddio iaith y Sais o gwbl os yr ydych yn gelyn mor ffyrnig tuag at ein cymdogion Prydeinig?

Riki
Riki
9 months ago
Reply to  Philip Davies

As a “Proud” Welsh person! You can’t argue that you are proud to be Welsh and from Wales and attend such events. As those who are behind such events want his, yours and my country gone. There is no logical way to square such decisions. The English monarchy claim to be British, so anyone can clearly see how they aim to replace the Britons. If you want to see a real Welshman, Michael Sheen is a safer bet. Btw, I’m proud to be British, but I ain’t English! Something the English have try to convince the world of, they want… Read more »

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Philip Davies
Philip Davies
9 months ago
Reply to  Riki

The reason why you should call in support of your rambling, immature and racist form of anti-English nationalism such a splendid romantic fantasist as Tolkien, whose aesthetic and scholarly sensibility was rooted in Anglo-Saxon language and mediaevalist myths and legends and who was English to his core, entirely escapes me. But your idea of a ‘real Welshman’ is certainly no more than a personal fantasy of your own. I certainly see no sign that you yourself are anything that resembles a useful or admirable Welshman, either, whereas Karl Jenkins has made notable contributions of his considerable talent to his homeland.… Read more »

Riki
Riki
9 months ago
Reply to  Philip Davies

Anti English? Putting words where they aren’t again. If anything I’m pro English. Reminding them of their origins and ours! The English state started life out as Anglo Saxon, something they continue to recognise and support. These Anglos spent hundreds of years hunting down the Brythonic kings of Britain and now claim they are such. As for Tolkien, I’m only speaking on his lecture at Oxford where he outlined how England went about claiming British-hood and how fundamental wrong it was. Which he claimed came at the expense of the Welsh, AND English. Again, how this can be seen as… Read more »

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Philip Davies
Philip Davies
9 months ago
Reply to  Riki

Not for a moment do I deny either that there are educated English people like Tolkien who take an intelligent and sympathetic interest in Wales and Welshness, or that there are their regrettably backward opposites who remain completely out of sympathy with us. I simply repudiate your insulting parody of Karl Jenkins, and your sweeping identification of England with the arrogance of their worst representatives. Drawing meaningless distinctions between the Anglo-Saxons – who were in any case our original troublesome ‘Sais’ neighbours – , the later Norman-French and the modern cosmopolitan English gets us nowhere but into a fantasyland of… Read more »

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Gareth
Gareth
9 months ago

Has anybody ever seen him and M Markle in the same room?

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