Not a day seems to go that we don’t hear about the American actress turned Royal Duchess, Meghan Markle.
Before Meghan Markle met her now husband, Prince Harry, she was widely known from her successful television series, Suits, and her blog, The Tig. Having shared so much of her life with her fans and followers, she had no qualms about her privacy. But that all changed after she got married.
In October 2018, nearly a year after their engagement news broke, Harry and Meghan announced that they were expecting their first child. Fans and followers went mad at the news and couldn’t wait to see pictures of Meghan’s bump.
Meghan must’ve known what the public wanted, because just days after making the announcement, Meghan began cradling her small bump every chance she got. Fans were thrilled, but critics were annoyed. Many people believed that she was doing it for the limelight and got frustrated over how often she called attention to herself.
Now, since the original announcement, Meghan has only had one outing in which is was not seen cradling her bump. Headlines began picking up on her constant cradling and wondered why she felt the need to do it.
During the British Fashion Awards, Meghan made a surprise appearance to announce the winner of the British Designer of The Year. She looked stunning in a one-shoulder black dress and of course, her bump was front and center. During her time on stage, Meghan held her bump with both hands, giving some of her critics some ammunition.
While many adored the way she held her bump, thousands took to social media to vent their frustrations with the soon-to-be mama. While several (including myself) think all baby bumps are the cutest accessory ever, many are annoyed at the Duchess’ constant baby-bump cradle.
But Meghan’s criticism doesn’t seem to phase her, and in fact, many think that the former actress is intentionally bringing attention to her bump with what her fans are now calling her signature bump revealing move.
The Daily Mail edited several clips of the Duchess pulling her coat or jacket to the side and revealing her bump. On several occasions, she flashes a glimpse of her bump so casually that if you weren’t intentionally looking for her move, you might miss it.
In my personal opinion, it’s okay for Meghan to cradle her bump. While it doesn’t always seem necessary, it could be that she is doing it comfort herself or the baby. I don’t believe that it’s always for attention - what do you think?