Celebrity moms can never catch a break under the watchful eyes of the ‘parenting police’ as singer Pink so aptly put it this week – and it seems that the royal is no different.
Meghan – who gave birth to Archie two months ago, made a surprise appearance with her newborn at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day on Wednesday, where she supported her husband Prince Harry.
The pretty brunette was joined by her sister-in-law Kate – who cheered on hubby Prince William – as well as their brood; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Dressed in an olive green smock dress, onlookers watched as Meghan kissed and cuddled baby Archie, who wore a cute white romper, whilst the paparazzi had a field day snapping away.
Whilst many found the images of Meghan cradling her baby boy endearing, others lashed out at the royal for the ‘inappropriate’ way she was holding the newborn
“Not sure she knows how to hold a two-month-old baby!” and “Why is she carrying that sweet baby like a sack of potatoes?” were some of the criticial tweets directed towards to mom of one.
Smother, I mean, Mother of the Year award goes to Meghan Markle! Archie looks so uncomfortable. Poor kid. Being used as a prop by her mother. pic.twitter.com/kqbBQj2OTx
— tiff park (@fanypark4) July 10, 2019
She looks terribly uncomfortable with a baby…. Body language says it all.
— CharlieDog (@vwhummingbird) July 10, 2019
Who taught her how to hold a baby tho geez 😂😂😂👶🏼
— BeingHannahB🖤 (@hannahbrokaw) July 11, 2019
why is she carrying that sweet baby like a sack of potatoes?
— 🌷charliechucknorris🍎🐾🌻 (@charlottechuck1) July 10, 2019
— Rookie (@royalfocus1) July 10, 2019
Hes badly dressed as is she..what is going on at home
— deirdre c (@61deirdre) July 11, 2019
Meghan has long had to face critics since she was first linked to the British royal family a few years ago with celebs like George Clooney, Oprah, Chrissy Teigen and more calling for an end of the bullying of the America-born star.
Chrissy Teigen feels protective of the Duchess Meghan #ChrissyTeigen #DuchessMeghan #MeghanMarkle #DuchessCatherine #KateMiddleton #PrinceHarry #PrinceWilliam #JohnLegend #RoyalWedding #RoyalFamily #KatieHopkins pic.twitter.com/4nqwruP4Oi
— BANG Showbiz (@BANGShowbiz) November 19, 2018
Some fans have also taken to social media to claim that Meghan and Harry’s Instagram page – ‘sussexroyal‘ regularly deletes comments from fans who praise Duchess Kate.
Many believe that this is a ploy to deflect attention away from rumours of a feud between the ‘Fab Four’.
W&K are cropped from the Hello cover. And there’s a lot of chatter about comments complimenting Kate being deleted from the Sussex IG. Then we have stans yelling at people that it’s Meghan and Archie’s day, how dare they compliment Kate. Who is jealous again? Not the Cambs😂 pic.twitter.com/OnNkkUBeXT
— ✨SummerSparkles✨ (@summersparks56) July 9, 2019
So much unnecessary drama!
Can people stop playing Meghan up against her sister-in-law and Harry against his brother!
And can the mommy-shamers find another hobby?