Meghan Markle slammed for holding baby Archie awkwardly: 'Looks like that baby is going to fall right out of her arms'
Megan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out with baby Archie for a day of family time, but critics couldn't stop themselves from mum shaming the Duchess of Sussex. Markle was attending the Surrey's Billingbear Polo Club on Wednesday, July 10, with Kate Middleton and her three kids as the two Duchesses supported their spouses in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day. The new mum looked comfortable in a bottle green Lisa Marie Fernandez dress and Stella McCartney glasses and seemed nothing less than a doting mom the whole time.
Yet, comments like "unnatural", "uncomfortable" and "shame" kept getting thrown around on social media. One user said, "Is it just me or that's NOT how you're supposed to hold a newborn? I get anxious simply looking at these pictures. It's sad that Meghan Markle seems so awkward and uncomfortable around her own son," while another agreed, saying, "It very clear she's not comfortable holding the baby in the photos. She needs more time to work things out away from the cameras."
Another Twitter user brought up Markle's request for privacy controversy. "She didn’t want pictures taken when at Wimbledon of her, wants to keep secrets and hide everything. So why take Archie to the polo match?" the user argued, "Kate and William do things right, I think Meghan might need a lesson from Kate." Markle recently attended friend Serena Williams' Wimbledon tennis tournament game last week and spectators were asked not just to snap pics of Markle but not even take a picture in her direction.
An ex-BBC reporter, who was taking a photo of Williams was asked to stop. "Would you not take photographs of the Duchess? She’s here in a private capacity," they are said to have told her. "No wonder there is a growing tide of resentment against the Sussexes for their secretive, high maintenance attitude and diva-ish demands for privacy when it suits them ― despite the eye-wateringly expensive, taxpayer-funded refit of Frogmore Cottage," Jones wrote on The Telegraph, referring to the couple’s new home.
Others felt that the baby looked like he would fall. "In this photo and others she looks scared and uncomfortable holding the baby, looks like that baby is going to fall right out of her arms."