Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle just had her first mom-shaming experience. Following her most recent public outing with baby Archie Harrison at a charity polo event, Prince Harry's better half was heavily criticized online for the way she held her infant son.
Critics of the royal said that she looked quite awkward carrying her child in her arms, according to The Sun. Meghan appeared as though she could drop her two-month-old child on the ground, and some said she looked uncomfortable and unnatural.
Still, others said that Meghan might not be used to taking off her child with the way she holds baby Archie. Some suggested that she has a lot of help; thus, she doesn't look natural while carrying her son.
But other moms defended Meghan from the critics by pointing out that she's a first-time mother. Fans also expressed that the criticisms were pathetic.
"Whatever she does is wrong in the eyes of some," a commenter said on social media, per FOX News. Lisa Clegg, a maternity nurse, and baby book author, also defended the duchess.
"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," Clegg said. "Is it surprising that she's holding him very close and in such a protective nature, when she has the world looking at her?"
Meghan was with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton as they watched their husbands play at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day. Prince William and Kate's children -- Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis -- were also at the polo club grounds, where they played and had a picnic.
Meanwhile, Meghan will be joining her husband for the red-carpet premiere of The Lion King in London on Sunday, July 14. The Sussex royals will be meeting some of the cast and crew and will also talk to representatives of environment conservation facilities, per People.
This movie event comes just as Prince Harry and Meghan are set to go on a two-week tour to South Africa where they will visit various conservation sites, schools and other causes that interest the royals. Incidentally, The Lion King's premiere in London will benefit the Protect the Pride campaign to save the dwindling population of lions in Africa.