She just welcomed her second child with husband Prince Harry, but Meghan Markle’s birth and newborn experience will be worlds away from her first.
Back in 2019, Meghan, now 39, gave birth to Archie in the UK, while she was a member of the royal family – but this time around, Meghan will be having her baby in California, where she and Harry, 36, moved after they stepped back as senior royals in 2020.
After Meghan’s first baby, royal expert Katie Nicholl told Closer that the former actress – who rose to fame in legal drama Suits and also worked as a model – was in no rush to regain her pre-baby body, saying she was gently easing herself back into exercise with yoga and walking.
meghan and harry in 2018 ©Getty Images
Meghan earned praise for appearing two days after giving birth in an outfit which showed she still had a bit of a bump.
She has clearly struggled with body image issues in the past as, in an unearthed extract from her blog “The Tig”– which she closed down after she began dating Harry – Meghan wrote that she previously felt an expectation to look good, saying, “My 20s were brutal – a constant battle with myself, judging my weight, my style, my desire to be as cool/as hip/as smart/as ‘whatever’ as everyone else.”
Supermodel Caprice Bourret – who was born and bred in California – says that she fears it’ll be hard to escape the pressure that’s put on new mums to get back into shape in image-obsessed LA.
meghan and harry in 2019…