Ah, bless. Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and their royal tots made a public appearance at a charity polo match this week to support their husbands. It was baby Archie’s first public outing.
It was also the first time that all four children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie – have been seen together in public, under the watchful eye of their mothers.
Prince Harry and Prince William took part in the polo day festivities to raise funds and awareness for the charities supported by the Royal Family. Prince William won the match, and raised more than £1m.
The funds will be distributed across several organisations, including African Parks, The English School Swimming Association, The Invictus Games Foundation, The Rhino Conservation Botswana and The Royal Marsden.
Meghan Markle mom-shamed for the way she held Archie
Eye-eyed photographers spotted the Duchess of Sussex cradling baby Archie and kissing him tenderly on the head before applying suntan lotion to protect him from harmful rays.
Sadly, it didn’t take Meghan Markle’s critics long to find something to complain about. Despite Kensington Palace’s best efforts to stem the flow of hateful comments, several trolls slipped through the cracks.
This time around, they criticised Meghan for the way she held baby Archie. Some of the comments have been deleted, but according to The Sun, one netizen wrote:
“You can tell she doesn’t even take care of her own kid. What kind of mother holds their baby like that.”
Several commentators said that Meghan doesn’t know how to hold her baby, while others feared that she might drop him. Following that, some of her fans – and medical professionals – came to Meghan’s defence.
Meghan’s baby-carrying method checks out
One person said that she’s still “new to it,” while another added: “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.”
Maternity nurse Lisa Clegg – and the author of The Blissful Baby Expert – said that she doesn’t have any issues with the Meghan was holding Archie. Clegg added:
“Her body language looks like she’s holding him in a very protective way, by supporting his bottom and the top of his back, so she’s ready to catch that inevitable head flip they sometimes do, until they learn better head and neck control.”
She also asked if it really is all that surprising to see Meghan holding her baby so close and in such a protective nature, especially when “she has the world looking at her?”
Since his Baby Sussex’s birth in May, the name Archie shot to the of popularity charts, making it the most popular name for 2019 to date. Archie means “truly brave.”
The name was fairly popular in the U.S in the past, but dropped from the Top 1 000 popular names back in the eighties. It returned to the U.S list following Baby Archie’s birth.
In the UK, the name had been on the Top 100 list for the last two decades, and other famous Archies include Amy Poehler and Will Arnett’s nine-year-old son.