Meghan Markle is planning to 'change the perception' around post-baby bodies

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Sure, being a royal has its advantages – the fashion, the princes, the tiaras, the castles – but it definitely also has its drawbacks, from the end of privacy to the dreaded rumour mill.

No one knows this more than Meghan Markle.

The now Duchess of Sussex has had a difficult start to royal life, with everything from her fashion choices to her decisions regarding the upbringing of baby Archie never failing to divide the public and cause viral news.

The former Suits actress has endured an endless stream of online bullying since becoming a royal, with the latest focusing on not only how she is raising her newborn baby, but also her post-baby body.

This is something that it emerged this week that Meghan Markle wants to alter, reportedly planning on changing the perception around post-baby bodies.

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Unlike Kate Middleton and other royal women before her, Meghan didn’t emerge hours after giving birth to pose on the Lindo Wing steps in heels and perfect make up, with her bump concealed.

Instead, while she still looked beautiful, Meghan's bump was on full show and she made no secret of the fact that she was exhausted.

According to Us Weekly, this is something that Meghan is hoping to spread, with a source telling the publication that the Duchess of Sussex ‘wants to change the perception that you have to be skinny to be beautiful.’

Well done, Meghan! We're forever bowing down to you.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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