Critics’ cruel baby gibe at Meghan

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has been "mum-shamed" by cruel Instagram trolls over the way she held baby Archie during his first public outing at the polo on Wednesday.

Critics said the Duchess of Sussex looked like she was about to drop the two-month-old baby, as she was pictured carrying him at Billingbear Polo Club in Surrey, about an hour and a half outside of London, reports The Sun.

Meghan joined sister-in-law Kate, and her three kids, George, Charlotte and Louis, at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day.

 

Trolls have again attacked Meghan over the way she held her son Archie at a polo event in the UK. Picture: AP
Trolls have again attacked Meghan over the way she held her son Archie at a polo event in the UK. Picture: AP

Sweet photos emerged of the families watching Prince William and Prince Harry compete, including ones of Meghan kissing and cradling little Archie.

But that didn't stop social media users from being quick to criticise Meghan's baby carrying methods.

One wrote: "Meghan looks like she's about to drop him" and one added: "She is also not able to hold the baby."

And one cruel comment even said: "You can tell she doesn't even take care of her own kid. What kind of mother holds their baby like that."

However, some people also leapt to the defence of the royal mum.

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Prince Louis and Kate look on as Meghan holds Archie. Picture: Getty Images
Prince Louis and Kate look on as Meghan holds Archie. Picture: Getty Images

One person said: "She's still new to it and we've all held our babies awkwardly."

And one added: "She's a brand new mother. Stop the damn mum-shaming! Jesus!"

Meanwhile another wrote: "There are mums 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 cruel comments come as the royal family has been seeking to crack down on abusive messages about them on their social media channels.

In March, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace issued new guidelines to block online trolls on their accounts.

 

Meghan and Harry with Archie at his christening last weekend. Picture: SussexRoyal via Getty Images
Meghan and Harry with Archie at his christening last weekend. Picture: SussexRoyal via Getty Images

Maternity nurse Lisa Clegg, who is the author of The Blissful Baby Expert, told Fabulous Digital: "I personally don't see any issues with the way Meghan is holding baby Archie.

"To me, 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.

"Is it surprising that she's holding him very close and in such a protective nature, when she has the world looking at her?"

 

The royal couple were at a polo event when Archie made his first public appearance. Picture: Getty Images
The royal couple were at a polo event when Archie made his first public appearance. Picture: Getty Images

The Duchess of Sussex, in a green dress and shades, appeared delighted as she cooed at her little boy - who was christened last weekend.

The mums were later spotted sitting together laughing as little Louis adorably put big sunglasses on and pulled faces at aunt Meghan and little cousin Archie.

The united front comes despite rumours of a feud between the Sussex and Cambridge families and an onslaught of criticism towards Meghan after the Wimbledon photo row.

 

Harry and Meghan celebrated Archie’s christening last weekend. Picture: SussexRoyal via Getty Images
Harry and Meghan celebrated Archie’s christening last weekend. Picture: SussexRoyal via Getty Images

And the mums put on the happy families display in an attempt to put the speculation of bad blood behind them - including that Meghan made Kate cry with her demands in the lead up to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding last year.

Wednesday's royal outing saw William take on Harry, with Wills playing as part of the King Power Air Asia team alongside billionaire King Power boss and Leicester City chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, while Harry joined the Tarmac team.

Aiyawatt is the son of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash at Leicester's stadium last year - with the polo match held in memory of him.

 

This story was originally published in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.


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