Meghan Markle says she is not focusing on "getting her body back" after giving birth to Master Archie. Nope, the Duchess claims she wants to change the commonly held belief that skinny equals beautiful.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their firstborn son, Archie, into the world on May 6 of this year. Archie, whose title is Master, is now two months old. Meghan Markle is still on maternity leave, but she has stepped out in public on her own accord. The Dutchess is glowingly beautiful, and decidedly not thin. But why would she be? And why would she want to be?
The media seems to be obsessed with keeping women skinny, no matter what. In the first place, there are many beautiful body types, and being thin is not a requirement to being attractive. But things get really bad when it comes to society's view of postnatal women.
The normal weight gain during pregnancy is 25-35 pounds. And it does not just melt away when the baby comes. That is not only unrealistic but it is completely unhealthy.
Meghan Markle is not focusing on trimming down post-pregnancy, but taking good care of her body. The post-natal body is in recovery, and it should be treated as such.
The Duchess enjoys a daily yoga and meditation practice in her equipped yoga studio at Frogmore. The routine relaxes her and allows her to wind down.
We are thrilled that someone with such influence is taking a stand on cultural perceptions of beauty. Pregnancy and childbirth take great strength and power, and that should be celebrated, not hidden as quickly as possible.
Meghan is not required to make public appearances during her maternity leave, but she did step out to see The Lion King premier with Prince Harry. Her post-baby figure looked amazing in a long black dress with sheer sleeves. Fortunately, fans reacted mostly positively to her appearance. But honestly, how could they not? She looks amazing.