Jeremy Vine defends Meghan Markle after Wimbledon and 'holding Archie wrong'

Jeremy Vine has defended Meghan Markle after a week of commentary and criticism following her appearance at Wimbledon.

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance to watch her friend Serena Williams and onlookers were told she was at Wimbledon in a ‘private capacity’ and they were not allowed to take pictures of her.

She was branded ‘childish’ and a ‘control freak’ after her security crew warned spectators against taking images, and later images of her holding baby Archie Harrison caused uproar because she was apparently holding him incorrectly.

Now however broadcaster Jeremy has reminded the public that she is ‘a human being in a difficult world who moved from being a TV star to royalty’.

‘She was labelled a diva at Wimbledon and online abuse she received after she was seen carrying Archie and not supporting his head – horrible, horrible,’ he said.

‘The TV star and royal thing are different roles, she may be getting them confused,’ he added. ‘If she’s got it wrong, there’s no excuse for bullying her.’

On Wednesday 10 July Meghan made her first public appearance with her baby, as she joined the Duchess Of Cambridge to watch Harry play polo alongside his brother William.

Critics were venomous as they took to social media and reacted to the photos. ‘Meghan doesn’t look comfortable holding her baby, it doesn’t look at all a natural pose!’ one wrote.

‘Does she know how to hold her two-month old baby?’

Fellow new mother Christine Lampard said every day she gets more confident with how to do certain things, as she added ‘everyone does love an opinion’ and many fans rallied around the woman and supported Meghan in the face of trolls.

There Jeremy Vine Show airs weekdays at 9.15am on Channel 5. 

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