Kate Middleton lookalike says ‘it wasn’t me’ at farm shop and adds of her royal doppelganger: ‘I think she’s fine but until then she needs to recover and heal’

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Britain’s ‘most realistic’ Kate Middleton lookalike has revealed it wasn’t her seen in a video of the Prince and Princess of Wales at a farm shop at the weekend.

Professional lookalike Heidi Agan, who has made an income from impersonating the royal for more than a decade, said it was not her who was seen in a video of the Prince and Princess of Wales near Windsor on Saturday.

Speaking on ITV‘s This Morning, Heidi revealed: ‘I was not there. It definitely wasn’t me and I do think it was 100 per cent Kate and William in the video.’

Heidi said she believes ‘it’s time’ members of the public leave Kate alone, adding: ‘I think she’s fine, she’ll be coming back after Easter like Kensington Palace says but until then she needs to recover and heal.’

The 43-year-old, who is the head of a dance and acting school, admitted that her work as a lookalike usually dies off when Kate is ill – although the current situation has led to the opposite reaction.

Professional Kate Middleton lookalike Heidi Agan told ITV’s This Morning it was not her who was seen in a video of the Prince and Princess of Wales near Windsor on Saturday

Heidi (pictured) shut down the 'crazy' conspiracy theory that it is her in a farm shop video of the Prince and Princess of Wales

Heidi (pictured) shut down the ‘crazy’ conspiracy theory that it is her in a farm shop video of the Prince and Princess of Wales

To mark Mother's Day, Kensington Palace posted a photo of the Princess of Wales with her three children on their official social media platforms on Sunday March 10

To mark Mother’s Day, Kensington Palace posted a photo of the Princess of Wales with her three children on their official social media platforms on Sunday March 10

The video which was filmed on Saturday and published by The Sun on Monday, shows Kate walking round a farm shop with her husband – the first footage of the future queen since her abdominal surgery in January.

Heidi said that when the video made headlines yesterday, she was enjoying a tea and coffee with her partner when her social media went ‘mad’.

She added: ‘My partner and I woke up yesterday morning having our tea and coffee and we couldn’t quite believe how mad my social media had gone. 

‘I didn’t know anything about it then overnight it just went a little bit crazy – it’s been a weird 24 hours.’

Heidi added that the video couldn’t possibly be of her as she was working at her other job at her dance school on Saturday. 

‘I work here in the head office so I was here on Saturday, there’s no way I could have been in Windsor 80 miles away. 

‘There’s everything going on here on Saturdays, tons of witnesses!

Heidi added: ‘When the royals are busy, it moves into our life as well. 

‘When she is in the press it generates a lot of interest for my job. Usually when she is ill the work would dry up out of respect but it has gone the other way this time, that’s really unusual.’

Heidi previously revealed how she trawls Zara and TK Max to keep up with Kate’s expensive wardrobe, and cannot go outside without being asked for a selfie.

The royal impersonator has worked as a Kate lookalike professionally at parties, meets and greets and other gigs since 2012.

She now believes conspiracy theories about the Princess’s health have gone too far, adding: ‘If the surgery is something that she wanted to keep private, then they [Kensington Palace] are right not to share more details.’

Heidi is known as Britain's 'most realistic' Kate Middleton lookalike and has been impersonating her for more than a decade

Heidi is known as Britain’s ‘most realistic’ Kate Middleton lookalike and has been impersonating her for more than a decade 

Heidi has been impersonating Kate for more than a decade

Kate has not been seen since mid-January

Heidi (left) has made an income from impersonating Kate (right) for more than a decade

Heidi is seen with a Prince William lookalike who bears a striking resemblance to the future king

Heidi is seen with a Prince William lookalike who bears a striking resemblance to the future king

The video of the Prince and Princess of Wales was a balm to millions in the UK and around the world but crazed conspiracy theories are still running wild.

The shopper who filmed the couple has also rubbished claims it was not Kate in the HD footage.

Nelson Silva, 40, said he saw the Princess of Wales ‘with my own eyes’ and slammed cruel conspiracy theory trolls as ‘delusional’.

Former England cricket star Kevin Pietersen, 43, also hit out at the ‘absolutely absurd’ and ‘bulls**t’ conspiracy theories about Kate and admitted he sees the Prince and Princess of Wales ‘most days’.

KP said: ‘The conspiracy theories around Kate are absolutely absurd. We see W&K [William and Kate] most days and in the last couple days too! 

‘It beggars belief that people would be so ridiculous and cruel in writing BULLS**T on this platform that are out and out lies.

‘W&K are the most wonderful parents and as normal/humble as they come. 

‘Let K who is recovering from an operation recover. Leave her and her beautiful family alone.’

Kevin Pietersen has previously tweeted about running cricket lessons at Lambrook School – which is where William and Kate send their children. 

It has been previously reported that KP’s son Dylan, said to be a star cricketer in the making, also attends Lambrook.

Kevin Pietersen slammed conspiracy theorists on social media. He said: 'The conspiracy theories around Kate are absolutely absurd!'

Kevin Pietersen slammed conspiracy theorists on social media. He said: ‘The conspiracy theories around Kate are absolutely absurd!’

Kevin Pietersen speaks to Prince William at a United for Wildlife charity event in 2014

Kevin Pietersen speaks to Prince William at a United for Wildlife charity event in 2014

BBC sports reporter Sonja McLaughlan appeared to join in with conspiracy theorists online claiming that the woman in the video was 'clearly not' the Princess of Wales

BBC sports reporter Sonja McLaughlan appeared to join in with conspiracy theorists online claiming that the woman in the video was ‘clearly not’ the Princess of Wales 

In a now-deleted tweet, the BBC reporter claimed that 'it's clearly not her'

In a now-deleted tweet, the BBC reporter claimed that ‘it’s clearly not her’

The Prince and Princess of Wales were clearly ‘comfortable’ with being seen in public or they would not have gone to buy bread together at their local store, Jack Royston, chief royal correspondent at Newsweek added.

He said: ‘They weren’t born yesterday. They do understand that they are at the centre of a massive international news story. They must have been comfortable with the risk of being photographed.

‘It is so obviously Kate in the footage. She’s recovering from surgery and has no make-up on. She could do a DNA test and people wouldn’t believe it’s her.

‘It has been very tough for a woman has so much attention on her. She has been under such searing pressure to look perfect – but she can’t be expected to look perfect all the time. It’s impossible and not fair.’

BBC sports reporter Sonja McLaughlan last night appeared to be amongst those fuelling the bizarre suggestion that the woman in the video was not the royal but in fact a body double.

She told her followers on X that it was ‘obviously not Kate’ in the clip. In a now deleted tweet, she even suggested the heir to the throne could have been replaced by an actor.

A source close to William yesterday made clear he was determined to ignore speculation surrounding Kate, telling MailOnline: ‘His focus is Homewards today.’

MailOnline understands that the couple have become aware of much of what is being said and are deeply saddened and distressed by the often vile speculation.

Kensington Palace has always said the Princess would be ‘unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter’ – and earlier this month aides condemned the ‘madness of social media’ as unsubstantiated theories continued to spread.

Among the speculation being circulated by cruel trolls are that the Princess has died, or is using a body double or even her sister Pippa as a stand-in; unkind provocateurs have even suggested that she is in a coma or being faked with AI.

The theories became frenzied after the release of a photograph on her official social media channels for Mother’s Day, when it became clear that the picture had been modified using Adobe Photoshop.

The future queen later apologized for the photoshop misstep admitting it was her that edited the photo

The future queen later apologized for the photoshop misstep admitting it was her that edited the photo

Blake Lively later poked fun at the photoshop gaffe after she promoted her new line of drinks by posting a heavily edited picture

Blake Lively later poked fun at the photoshop gaffe after she promoted her new line of drinks by posting a heavily edited picture 

 

Kim Kardashian also added fuel to the conspiracy theorists after posting a picture with the caption: 'On my way to go find Kate'

Kim Kardashian also added fuel to the conspiracy theorists after posting a picture with the caption: ‘On my way to go find Kate’

Several picture agencies issued rare ‘kill’ notices for the photo because it had been substantially altered – with online wannabe detectives pointing out the flaws in the photograph, which Kate said she edited herself.

Matters were not helped when pic agency Getty Images said over the weekend that an image of Queen Elizabeth II sitting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also taken by Kate, had been ‘digitally enhanced at source’.

In America, where the royals hold quasi-celebrity status, Kate has become the subject of jokes on late night talk shows. 

Blake Lively became the latest American A-lister to pile onto the photoshop gaffe after she promoted her new line of drinks by posting a heavily edited picture.

Lively, who is known for her close friendship to Taylor Swift, wrote in the caption: ‘I’m so excited to share this new photo I just took today to announce our 4 new @bettybuzz & @bettybooze products! Now you know why I’ve been MIA.’

The Town star is sat beside a warped swimming pool in a warped chair, her hands are belonging to someone else, a lemon is in midair and another drinks can is sat oddly on the table.

Lively’s antics follow on from left wing comedian John Oliver joking that the Princess of Wales has been dead for the past 18 months and Kim Kardashian posting that she was on her way to ‘find Kate.’

Last week, the hosts of mid-morning talk show The View also got in a heated dispute about Kate’s photoshop antics with Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg defending the apparent use of editing

Some have seen fit to create jokes and memes – including Dublin Airport, which shared a crude Photoshop of William and Kate walking through the terminal, using a picture of them from the weekend.

'There is a non-zero chance that she died 18 months ago,' British comedian John Oliver said last week while appearing on an American TV show

‘There is a non-zero chance that she died 18 months ago,’ British comedian John Oliver said last week while appearing on an American TV show

Some have created jokes and memes based on the footage at the weekend - including Dublin Airport, which shared its own Photoshop job on X, formerly Twitter

Some have created jokes and memes based on the footage at the weekend – including Dublin Airport, which shared its own Photoshop job on X, formerly Twitter

Kate was last seen on Christmas Day 2023 with her family attending church at Sandringham before undergoing surgery in January

Kate was last seen on Christmas Day 2023 with her family attending church at Sandringham before undergoing surgery in January

Prince William and Kate were seen leaving Windsor together by car on the afternoon of March 11 - but the picture did little to quell cruel speculation about her recovery

Prince William and Kate were seen leaving Windsor together by car on the afternoon of March 11 – but the picture did little to quell cruel speculation about her recovery

Kate has not been photographed at a royal event since last December when she was pictured with her family going to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

Since then, she has been pictured three times – in a grainy paparazzi photo on TMZ on March 4; in the Mother’s Day photo which Prince William is said to have taken on March 8; and then when leaving Windsor with her husband in a car on March 11.

But issues have been cited with all three of these photos – with the first too grainy to get a clear picture of Kate; the second being followed by an admission from Kate that it was Photoshopped; and the third with her face turned away from the camera.

UK media organisations refused to use the TMZ photo on the basis that she had an expectation of privacy at the time it was taken.

Palace aides said earlier this month: ‘We were really clear from the start we weren’t going to provide a running commentary on the Princess of Wales’s health and only provide significant updates.

‘Obviously, we’ve seen the madness of social media and that is not going to change our strategy.

‘There has been much on social media but the Princess has a right to privacy and asks the public to respect that.’

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