Meghan Markle Has A Couple Of Favorite Places In London That She Goes To 'Incognito,' Reports 'The Express'

Aaron Homer

Meghan Markle often sneaks out of her royal residence and visits a couple of favorite places while wearing a disguise, The Express is reporting.

One of the many downsides to being a member of the British royal family is that getting out of the house is risky - call it living in a "gilded cage," if you will. You could be mobbed by autograph-seekers or selfie-takers, or you could possibly run into someone who means you harm.

But that doesn't mean the Duchess of Sussex is content to hole up in Kensington Palace except when she's out on official royal duties. An anonymous source close to the family says that Meghan often sneaks out of the palace and into London, but to do so she wears a "disguise."

Where Does She Go?

Like a lot of women, Meghan's all about fitness. And while she could doubtless hire the best personal trainer in England to come and train her privately at home. But that would make for a lonely existence, and the duchess reportedly prefers the camaraderie of working out with other fitness enthusiasts. That's why, as the source claims, she sneaks into town for Pilates.

Of course, it's not known which gym she goes to, and if that information were made public, the paparazzi would all be there and she'd have to find a different one.

And lastly, she has a favorite place in London to go shopping, and it's a place that likely strikes a chord with her American roots: a palace insider says the duchess loves shopping at Whole Foods - and of course, now that she's married into royalty she can afford to shop there. Google Maps tells us there's a Whole Foods location just a few blocks from Kensington Palace.

How Does She Keep Her Anonymity?

The source says it's relatively simple.

"When she does venture out to Pilates or to get her hair done, she normally goes incognito under a baseball cap... That way she can quickly sneak in and out without anyone noticing it's her."

Not that her disguise always works. CBS journalist Lisa Petrillo was recently out & about near Kensington Palace when she spotted a woman walking her dog, dressed in a ball cap, and looking for all the world like Meghan Markle.