The pregnant duchess has been criticised for holding her baby bump too much.

Duchess Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night, where she lovingly cradled her baby bump throughout the evening.

The Duchess wore a black gown and had her hair tied into a sleek bun at the event where she presented the award for British Womenswear Designer of the Year to Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller – creator of her stunning wedding gown.

Although the sweet snaps of the Duchess have captivated fans, there’s been an outpouring of criticism from trolls on social media because she held her bump for so long, shares The Mirror.

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One wrote on Twitter: “#Meghan. We know you are pregnant. You can stop holding onto the bump with both hands now. It won’t fall off.” Another said: “Meghan Markle needs to desperately stop holding her baby bump because it’s not as if everyone doesn’t already know”. “If I see one more photo of Meghan Markle cradling that bump I am going to vomit. I swear she and Beyoncé think they are the only women in the world to get pregnant. You are pregnant……WE KNOW!”, a third said. Despite so many trolls slamming the Duchess for her motherly behaviour, plenty of people rushed to her defence.

One said on Twitter: “Don’t even waste ur time arguing with ppl attacking Meghan for something as normal and precious as cradling her bump. The fact that they’re even attacking her in the first place tells you they’re a lost cause so”.

Another agreed: “People are really mad that Meghan Markle was holding her bump in a photo? Wow.”

A third said: “why does Meghan holding her baby bump bother so much people? why do you care? you’d think it was a crime that’s she’s touching HER baby bump. she’s so warm and attentive all the time, its obvious she’d be that way with a growing baby inside of her”.

Seriously? How does that bother anyone?

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  • Seriously? Almost every single mum to be I know holds their belly .. it’s a natural instinctive thing to do and I think it’s gorgeous


  • Seriously? Anyone who has been pregnant will know that it’s just something that you do. I think it’s your maternal protectiveness kicking in. I used to touch and pat and rub my tummy all the time. Something I never imagined I would do, but it just became natural and something I didn’t even realise I was doing. But then again, I was not one of the most photographed and filmed women in the world so my patting and cradling was not shared with anyone except my baby and I.


  • What is so wrong with holding onto her baby bump? To me it shows how much she is loving being pregnant. All she is doing is embracing this child before it is born.


  • Just because she is part of the royal family she is criticized. Personalities are not complained about. People rave on about how beautiful they are. How many expectant Mums don’t hold their bumps?


  • You have got to be joking! That is a beautiful, loving and caring gesture.

    • I cradled my baby bumps too – it was a comfortable place for my hands to rest too! :)


  • Oh my goodness !
    You can’t hold your baby bump too much. It’s protective and I’m sure baby feels the love of this act.
    There is such little respect by this continuous criticizing other people and in particular this royal couple.


  • I just wish the media would leave this couple alone.


  • I think it’s beautiful that she does that it sort of says to me she is a very nurturing person I used to touch bellies all the time I feel it’s a bonding thing
    It’s disgusting that you get trolls that slag each other who’s to say the baby wasn’t sitting in a comfortable position or was moving a lot


  • She does hold it alot but it doesn’t bother me. Heaps of pregnant women would do this!


  • It shouldn’t bother anyone what she does it’s her choice


  • Seriously! No one should care if she holds/cradles her baby bump. If people don’t like the pictures – simple solution – don’t actively seek and look at them! Go and do something else that makes them happy! I think the pics are gorgeous and it is a precious and special time – so hug and cradle that bump!


  • Yeah I really don’t get how it bothers people. She’s not doing it to let them know (she probably doesn’t even know who they are lol). For some women I know that they didn’t know what to do with their hands once they started getting bigger so they did this.


  • My goodness some people really need to get off the internet and get a life.


  • Why are people raging over it. Move along, her body, her baby, her choice


  • Oh my goodness, I wish I was holding my bump more often, it’s such a beautiful experience


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