Why Meghan Markle Isn’t Hiding From Cameras After Giving Birth

Meghan Markle welcomed her son, Archie Harrison, two months ago and is now taking in life as a new mom. While many women (especially celebrities) might be scared to show the world how they look after giving birth, Meghan Markle is not one to hide from the cameras in this instance.

The Duchess of Sussex has been seen a few times after giving birth to her son, and fans are loving the fact that she is taking pride in her post-pregnancy glow.

Meghan Markle is on maternity leave until October

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Meghan Markle is currently on maternity leave for just three months, but she will not return to full-time royal duties until October.

There isn’t a specific set of time that royal women take off after having a baby. Kate Middleton’s maternity leave periods differed with her three children. Her longest one was five months and her shortest one was six weeks.

Meghan Markle has the possibility of taking a whole year off, but given her work ethics, it’s not surprising that the Duchess of Sussex wants to be back at work as soon as possible.

Meghan Markle has attended a few events during her maternity leave

Despite being on maternity leave, Meghan Markle has been seen a few times at different events.

In early June, she attended the annual Trooping the Colour celebration with the rest of the royal family. During the parade and balcony gathering, she greeted the crowd for the first time after giving birth.

A few weeks later, she and Prince Harry attended a baseball game in London between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

Afterward, she went to Wimbledon with Kate Middleton to support her friend Serena Williams.

And most recently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were seen at the London premiere for the new Lion King movie. Here, they met Beyonce and Jay-Z, and the two couples bonded over parenthood.

Meghan Markle is not afraid to show off her post-birth body

What makes these appearances special for royal fans is the fact that they could see Meghan Markle confidently showing off her post-birth body. It’s well-known that celebrities often like to hide away after giving birth and only attend events when they are able to get their pre-pregnancy body again, but Meghan Markle does not seem to care one bit about looking perfect for the camera.

“She didn’t try to hide the fact that her body looks different,” said a writer on Australian website Now To Love. “Of course it does, because she just had a baby.”

Many women around the world are also praising the Duchess of Sussex for being an inspiration to others.

One person on social media called it “so refreshing” before adding: “It’s important to feel happy within yourself and your weight shouldn’t determine your happiness.”

Is Meghan Markle still working out like before?

Meghan Markle is known for living a very healthy lifestyle. As an actress, she had to maintain her appearance for various roles and that had turned into a lifestyle of regularly working out and eating a healthy diet.

Before her pregnancy, she stayed in shape with yoga, running, pilates, and workout DVDs. However, while pregnant with her son, Meghan Markle had to change up her routine a bit, though there was no doubt that she was still keeping up her healthy habits.

These days, Meghan Markle is no longer pregnant, but according to royal expert Katie Nicholl, she is still not in any hurry to get back to her intense exercises.

“Meghan hasn’t been hitting the gym… she’s been taking that exercise regime very gently indeed,” Nicholl shared. “She’s enjoying this time. She’s being gentle to herself.”

Nicholl also added that, instead of strenuous yoga and pilates, the new mom prefers to take walks around Windsor Great Park near her home.