A PROFESSIONAL Meghan Markle lookalike plans to name her own baby Archie, in tribute to her royal doppelganger.
Olivia Marsden, 23, from Greenwich, south-east London, discovered she was expecting in September 2018 – just a month before Prince Harry and Meghan announced their pregnancy.
Due on Friday, Olivia is set to give birth just two-and-a-half weeks after the Duchess of Sussex, 37, who welcomed little Archie on May 6.
Raking in £500 per appearance, Olivia says she and French internet technician Naby, 27, are yet to find out their baby's sex.
She said: “We’ll be over the moon if it’s a boy or a girl.
“It would feel extra special if we had a little prince and I’d seriously consider calling him Archie… how could I not?”
Olivia says this isn't the first time her life has mirrored Meghan's.
She said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Meghan had announced her pregnancy back in October. I’d only found out I was pregnant the month before.
“Naby and I had always said that we were going to play catch-up with all the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s milestones. We were obviously joking, then this happened.”
The former air hostess, whose mum Lisa Antoinette is a Madonna lookalike, started impersonating Meghan in February 2018 – after countless comparisons from total strangers.
Olivia said: “People have been telling me for years that I look like Meghan, which I take as a huge compliment, because she’s so stunning.
“After Prince Harry and Meghan got engaged it was all people could talk about.
“One of my regular routes as an air hostess was from London to Toronto, where Suits is filmed, and the amount of comments I’d get on each flight was out of this world.
“After a while, I thought to myself, ‘Maybe there’s something here after all.’”
Olivia met partner Naby in Toronto, Canada, which is where Meghan and Harry are rumoured to have fallen in love.
She said: “There have been so many rumours flying around about the Sussexes, so we can never know for sure, but I like to think they fell in love in Toronto – just like Naby and me.”
In her old job, Olivia made the eight-hour flight from London to Toronto once-a-week, while Meghan lived there while she was filming Suits.
The mum-to-be met Naby on a night out in the Canadian city in June 2017, after he offered to buy her a drink.
“As soon as I met Naby I knew I wanted something more than just a holiday romance,” she said.
“Flying back to England was hard, but we stayed in touch over Snapchat and it all took off from there really.”
They enjoyed a second date in Paris in September 2017, when Naby was visiting friends and family, and months later Olivia embarked on her new career.
She said: “I had reservations at first. I worried people would think I looked nothing like her, or that I was trying to be someone I’m not.
“But then I thought, ‘Why not? I should just go for it’.”
Olivia's job has included meet-and-greets, royal themed parties and photo shoots with Rhys Whittock, a Harry impersonator.
She said: “I have to hide my natural curls and paint on a few freckles when I’m doing my Meghan look, so Naby doesn’t really think I look anything like her when I’m just being me around the house.”
Naby moved home to Paris in July 2017 and Olivia now splits her time between there and London.
She said: “Like Meghan, being a mother is something that’s always been on my bucket list. I just didn’t expect it to happen so soon.
“I know everyone out there will think we planned this pregnancy on purpose. But having a baby at 23 is something I never planned or expected.
“That said, we’re just thrilled to be welcoming our little one, especially now, when Meghan and Harry have just had their firstborn.”
Like Meghan, Olivia threw a baby shower for 80 at Greenwich's Charlton House.
Although her's cost a more modest £700 – compared to the Duchess' rumoured £150,000 affair.
Olivia's six-hour event included hand-spun candyfloss stalls, vintage popcorn machines and a posh afternoon tea.
“I very much had Meghan in mind when I put together the baby shower,” she said.
“I wanted to make sure it was a classy affair and not just a bunch of other young mums in the living room exchanging gifts.”
But there's not much chance of Olivia's baby becoming an Archie lookalike in the future.
She said: “Naby’s family is originally from Guinea, West Africa, so his complexion is a lot darker than Harry’s.
“They’re complete opposites, so if we do have a boy, I can’t see a lookalike career being ahead of him!”
We recently revealed a Meghan-obsessed woman had undergone six hours of surgery to look like the Duchess, including cheek contouring, a boob job and lipo.
While this lookalike gave us a look inside her family album – to give an idea of what Archie could look like when he gets older.
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