You’ll never guess why Duchess Meghan is being mum-shamed!

Duchess Meghan Markle is being mum-shamed for the way she held her newborn son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during the baby’s first public outing, with critics insisting it looked like she was going to drop him.

The 37-year-old new mum was photographed cradling her baby boy and planting a tender kiss on his head while they joined Kate Middleton and her three children at Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham, Surrey, on Wednesday to watch Prince William and Prince Harry go head-to-head in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day.

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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex today took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. The charity match raised vital funds and awareness for charities supported by Their Royal Highnesses. These organisations included African Parks, The Invictus Games Foundation and The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Other charities highlighted in the event: The English Schools Swimming Association, Fields in Trust, Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, The Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, Irish Guards Appeal, Map Action, Mountain Rescue England and Wales, Rhino Conservation Botswana, The Royal Marsden, RFU Injured Players Foundation, The Passage and the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. Photo credit: PA Images

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After numerous outlets published photos of the Duchess Meghan of Sussex with Archie, people turned to Instagram to criticise the way she was holding him.

‘Meghan looks like she’s about to drop him,’ one Instagram user wrote.

While another added: ‘She’s gonna drop that baby.’ (I have to admit I did think the same thing when I first saw the images!)

‘Meghan doesn’t know how to carry her own baby! Such a shame,’ someone else commented.

One person noted: ‘The way little Archie is being held. Scary.’

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GUYS I’M SCREAMING!! FAMILY DAY AT A POLO MATCH WITH ALL THE KIDS ???????? George has grown so much, Charlotte is adorable, Archie & his mom are the cutest duo and Louis steals the show again ???? • #New The Duchess of Cambridge & the Duchess of Sussex alongside their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Baby Archie supported the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex as they compete in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day. • • • #royalfamily#royals#princewilliam#dukeofcambridge#katemiddleton#duchessofcambridge#queen#queenelizabeth#princegeorge#princesscharlotte#princelouis#princeharry#meghanmarkle#babysussex#babyarchie#archieharrisonmountbattenwindsor#cambridgesvideos by @cambridgesvideos

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Although Duchess Meghan seemed to be nothing but affectionate while holding her baby boy, critics couldn’t resist pointing out all of the things they thought she was doing wrong.

‘She should have put a hat and socks on the poor baby!!’ one person griped. ‘She is also not able to hold the baby.’

‘You can tell she doesn’t even take care of her own kid. What kind of mother holds their baby like that,’ someone else cruelly commented.

Fans jumped to defend the new mum

Many royal fans jumped to Duchess Meghan Markle’s defence telling people to give the new mum a break.

‘There are moms out there who didn’t know how to pick [up] their baby for months either, it’s a process so give her a break,’ the person wrote. ‘Royals are humans too.’

‘She’s a brand new mother. Stop the damn mom shaming! Jesus,’ someone else commented.

‘She could be a natural at home but she’s probably trying to shelter from the cameras and the judgment,’ she added. ‘I’m guessing no one can see it from that point of view since you are all perfect parents.’

Do you think Duchess Meghan Markle deserves the mum-shaming? Share your comments below.

  • People really do need to mind their own business.


  • How ridiculous! I couldn’t imagine living a life where your every move is judged. People need to worry about them selfs and let the royals live there own life’s without sweating the small trivial stuff!


  • What a ridiculous thing for people to comment on! I bet those same people saying horrible things about this have hit their kids head on the car, cut the top of their fingers while cutting nails, given milk that was too hot, had a baby roll off the lounge, scratch the baby with own nails etc. We have all done it, and I’m sure we’ve all held a baby uncomfortably. FFS why do mothers have to tear each other down. This world we live is a petty place to be.


  • People are very annoying. If you judge her based off the one second that photo captured then you really need a life. Right now my 1 year old is practically falling out of my arms as I type this while bouncing her to sleep on a fit ball. Judge away.


  • How ridiculous people need to keep their comments to themselves.


  • Omg…….shaming. Poor Meaghan. Some people need to get a life.


  • Mum shaming at its best.


  • No wonder they want to keep everything private if this is the way people are going to behave. leave her alone!


  • Gawd, poor woman, I’m sure if she had him in a pram they’d be saying how cold she is not to even cuddle the baby. Can’t win whichever way I should imagine.


  • give the poor woman a break. Just because she is royalty, doen’t mean she has ever been a mum before and is learning every day just like the rest of us did and continue to do. We are not fallible and at the end of the day, she is a person trying to do the best she can for her child.


  • I didn’t know there were so many perfect parents out there. So judgy! Leave her alone and worry about your own family


  • People can be so nasty. How can somebody say: “‘You can tell she doesn’t even take care of her own kid. “???


  • I love them all….


  • Poor woman. Everyone just needs to leave her alone.


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