Meghan Markle Receives Harsh Criticism For Holding Baby Archie: ‘The Poor Baby’

Meghan Markle is a new mother, and she’s still learning the ropes of parenthood. Since Archie’s birth, Meghan has done her best to keep her baby out of the spotlight. However, she recently stepped out with him, alongside Kate Middleton and her children, to support Prince Harry and Prince William in their polo match on the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day. But fans were quick to notice the way Meghan was carrying baby Archie.

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Meghan Markle and Archie | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

The polo match was Archie’s first unannounced appearance

Meghan and Harry have made it clear that they want to give their son the most private life possible. They have only made one appearance with him, which is when they introduced him to the world when he was two days old. Since then, the two have posted photos of him on social media, but most of the photos aren’t full images of the baby (with the exception of his recently released christening pictures). The polo match was the baby’s first unannounced appearance, though people questioned Meghan’s want for privacy when she brought him out in public. But how can the world expect her to keep him behind closed doors at all times?

Fans shamed Meghan for her outfit

Meghan took a lot of criticism at the polo match, and it started with her outfit. She wore a loose, olive green dress that some suggested looks like a sack. “Lovely pics but what is Meghan wearing? Looks like a sack,” one user wrote. “Why didn’t she dress up?” another user asked. It’s unclear why Meghan chose the outfit, but some people did come to her defense and suggest she’s a new mother who wanted something loose to feel comfortable in rather than wearing a form-fitting dress. Others suggested that if Kate had worn something similar, nobody would be criticizing her for the outfit choice.

Others criticized the way she was holding Archie

Besides Meghan’s outfit, people had a real issue with the way she was carrying Archie. In one photo with Prince Harry, Meghan appears to be struggling to carry the baby, however, nobody knows the full story. He might have been squirming during the photo and she might have been doing her best. Regardless, people suggested that she was hurting the baby in the way she was carrying him. “The poor baby looks so uncomfortable being carried that way,” one user wrote. The comment got more than 300 likes. Other suggested the baby was overheating in the warm blanket Meghan had him in, though it’s possible she was only trying to protect him from the public.

Even as a new mother, the duchess can’t catch a break

It seems that no matter what Meghan does, fans slam her. Prior to getting pregnant, fans would often criticize her for outfit choices, spending, attitude, and more. Once she was pregnant, people began to come around to her a bit more and often complimented her pregnancy style, her glowing way about her, the way she carried herself in public despite carrying a baby. However, it appears that now that Archie has been born, the criticism has started once more.