The Resemblance Between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Chip and Joanna Gaines is Uncanny

They say that just about everyone has a doppelganger out there somewhere. And while it’s unlikely you’ll come across that one person who looks exactly like you in this giant world, it’s even less likely that you and your significant other strongly resemble another duo — and that you’re both famous celebrities.

But that’s precisely what happened with a British royal couple and America’s version of a royal couple. These two pairs of lovebirds may have more in common than you think.

It all started with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement photos

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagment photo

The couple looked stylish and elegant. | Kensington Royal via Instagram

When the engagement photos for British royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were released, people couldn’t help swooning. The couple looked amazing.

Harry looks dapper in a classic suit while Meghan plays the part of elegant beauty just as well as the Duchess of Cambridge. No one was surprised that the young couple appeared totally stylish, sophisticated, and head over heels in love.

Next: You can’t unsee it.

The photos looked strangely familiar

photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next to Chip and Joanna Gaines

Do you see the resemblance? | Mariah Tyler via Twitter

Shortly after the photographs were released, a Travel & Leisure photo editor made the connection between British royalty and America’s closest thing to a royal couple: Chip and Joanna Gaines. As Mariah Tyler tweeted, “If you squint a little, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kind of look like Chip and Joanna Gaines.”

And as the article about her observation states, “once you see it, you can’t unsee it.”

Next: They’re a couple of lookalikes.

Both couples share physical similarities

photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next to Chip and Joanna Gaines

The couples have similar features. | Mariah Tyler via Twitter

Prince Harry and Chip Gaines both have fair skin and light hair. Meghan and Joanna have different ethnic backgrounds, but both have darker complexions compared to their partners and they both have long, enviable tresses.

Meghan’s mother is African American and her father is Dutch and Irish. Joanna is Lebanese, German, and Korean.

Next: In their own way, both couples are royals.

They rule different kingdoms

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle represent the British monarchy, while Chip and Joanna Gaines are HGTV royalty. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry is sixth in line for the throne and has been quoted saying that no one actually wants to be king — himself included. However, if he did ever become the monarch, he’d be following a centuries old tradition of leading an entire country.

Meanwhile, Chip and Joanna Gaines are HGTV superstars who rule their farm homestead in Waco without the benefit of crowns or titles. Still, their show ratings for Fixer Upper prove that people are just as obsessed with them as they are with the British royal family.

Next: Even their personalities are similar.

Both couples are refreshingly down-to-earth

Joanna and Chip Gaines sitting on front step

You’ll want to be their friends. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

Maybe they’re acting, or maybe they really are that grounded.

Chip and Joanna seem like they could be your best friends. Same goes for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And while it’s unlikely that you’ll get close to either couple, the public adores them simply because they’re so relatable.

Next: Celebrity doppelgangers are more common than you think.

They’re not the only celebrities who look alike

jeffrey dean morgan and javier bardem

Left: The Walking Dead | AMC, Right: Biutiful | Focus Features

It’s certainly not the first case of celebrity doppelgangers — for example, is there anyone who can tell Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem apart, besides their mothers? But it is rare to find a couple who resembles each other so convincingly.

Next: The media can’t leave them alone.

They’re no strangers to controversy

Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle

Both couples have had their fair share of controversy. | Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Living in the public eye invites a fair amount of criticism, and both Chip and Joanna Gaines and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have seen their fair share.

Chip and Joanna have been the subject of several intense rumors involving issues from their stance on gay marriage to their reasons for decided to end their hit show, Fixer Upper.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle battled so much harassment from the press that the prince released an official statement condemning the media frenzy.

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