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Meet The Midwestern Mom Who Looks Just Like Meghan Markle

Wow! The resemblance is striking!

Akeisha Land is a 39-year-old mom of two living in Kansas City, Missouri. Although she leads a pretty ordinary life, she looks like she could be royalty. In fact, she’s a dead ringer for Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Land’s Instagram photos went viral after some eagle-eyed users noticed that she bears a striking resemblance to Prince Harry’s wife.

Here she is with her daughter, Greyson, wearing matching sweatshirts with the word “love” written across the front. You can easily see that her resemblance to the royal is pretty uncanny.

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An #usie with my littlest love in our matching “LOVE” sweatshirts from @coolkiidzwear ❤️ • What I love about these sweatshirts is not only their obvious adorableness, but also the fact that they aren’t super thick. Which is perfect for fall and winter because you can layer it with other things and not worry about sweating out your hair (ain’t nobody got time for that! 💁🏽‍♀️). And if your kid(s) are anything like mine, they get hot real fast running around all day, so lightweight layers are imperative. I also love that you’re able to take the layers off to rock it in the spring for those still cool days. These sweatshirts are perfect for year round cuteness! • Have a great week friends and remember to tell the people you care about that you love them… and as always, keep it cute! 😘

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Land is well aware that people see a likeness between her and Meghan, but because she doesn’t normally post photos of herself on social media, this is the first time she has gained such widespread notice for being a celebrity lookalike. In the comments of her above post, people couldn’t help but notice how much she looks like the actor-turned-royal.

“You look a lot like Meghan Markle, but you have your own beauty and a great smile,” wrote @beautyinspired123. “Also you and your children are drop-dead gorgeous.”

We’d say that observation is right-on, judging by this beautiful family picture of Land along with her kids and husband. Thankfully, he doesn’t look like Harry or else this whole thing would be really eerie!

The Instagram account Land runs is actually under her daughter’s name and it has picked up more than 191,000 followers, many of whom have commented on her famous resemblance.

“I often have people come up to me, even people that know me, and say, ‘Has anyone ever told you that you look like …’ and because I’ve heard it so much over the past couple of years it always makes me laugh, because I know who they’re going to say before they even finish their sentence,” Land told NBC’s “Today.”

To be honest, I did a double take myself when I saw this selfie that Land posted to Instagram:

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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 greyson20 to save 20% off of your purchase ❤️

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Land has a great idea of how she might capitalize on her stunning resemblance.

“I always joke and say I need to have someone reach out to her people to let them know that I’m always up for filling in for her as her doppelgänger if she doesn’t want to go to any of the events she’s invited to,” she told England’s Daily Mail.

Now that Meghan will be spending a lot more time in North America, perhaps Land will get the opportunity to be her substitute!