It’s been a tough week for Meghan Markle. The Duchess was called out for her “prima donna” antics at Wimbledon when her security team made it clear that nobody would be snapping photos of the Duchess. She was also criticized for wearing casual jeans and a blazer, an outfit that is deemed unsuitable for her ilk to wear at a high-profile event like Wimbledon.
Preceding her son’s christening on Saturday, she and Harry were shamed for keeping the ceremony under wraps, including the identity of Archie’s godparents.
And now, after making a surprise appearance at a charity polo match on Wednesday, she’s being shamed once again for her parenting skills, specifically how she was holding baby Archie, with little neck and back support. “She can’t have any maternal instincts at all,” Tweeted one hater. What do you think?
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#New The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex alongside their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, supported The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex as they compete in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club (10th July)💕 #britishroyalfamily #britishroyals #princeharry #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex #meghanmarkle #archieharrison #archiemountbattenwindsor #royalfamily #duchessofcambridge #dukeofcambridge #princegeorge #princesscharlotte #princelouis #instaroyals #royalnews
While some were quick to point out Meghan’s unfitness as a new mother (emphasis on the “new”), others came to her defense, tweeting:
All this shaming of Meghan Markle is getting beyond pathetic. Whatever she does is wrong in the eyes of some. The latest being she can’t hold her own baby properly.
I applaud her for bringing her 2 month old with her to a Polo match. That’s a first, most 2-month-old royals would be with their nannies. Hats off to her for being hands on. You go girl. Forget the naysayers.
Parenting expert Lucy Shrimpton came to Meghan’s defense, telling Yahoo Style U.K. that there was nothing wrong with the way she was holding her baby.
”While parents will adopt their own styles of holding and comforting their babies in a range of ways, the way Meghan is pictured holding Archie is actually a commonly recommended hold.
Shrimpton said babies are comforted by the holding style Meghan was using. “So long as the face is to one side, which Archie’s is, this is a wonderfully soothing way to hold to a baby.”