Meghan Markle stepped out for her last engagement before Christmas at Brinsworth House in Twickenham to visit residents supported by the Royal Variety Charity. The Royal Variety Charity, of which the Queen is a patron, assists those who have worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times.

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The Duchess used to be in the entertainment industry herself, so this visit was extra special to her.

She wore a $1000 midi dress by LA-based label Brock Collection and to keep her warm on the chilly winter’s morning she paired it with a $700 grey wool coat by Canadian brand Soia and Kyo. Meghan was all smiles as she lovingly cradled her baby bump that is growing every day! Recently the mom-to-be was accused on social media of being fake and acting too much. The Duchess is pregnant with her first child and she was heavily criticized for cupping her belly too much. Some people on social media called it overly posed, smug and desperate attention seeking move.

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Elaine “Lainey” Lui, who is the founder and Editor of LaineyGossip.com, co-host of CTV’s daytime talk show “The Social”, wrote in her most recent post that she called Meghan’s constant belly touching “obnoxious belly-cupping”. She wrote: “I thought the belly-cupping during the royal tour in Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand was extra. Turns out, for Meghan Markle, that was simply entry-level belly-cupping. Last night at the British Fashion Awards, Royal Meghan took it beyond extra to extreme.”

After all the comments online saying that Meghan “touches her bump too much,” and most of which were saying that “Kate didn’t do that…,” we tried to make people understand that Kate is going to be Queen consort some day. The Royal Family have way higher expectations for Kate than they do for Meghan. Kate fully understands her responsibility as a future queen and understands that there are certain things she can and cannot do. Meghan has it easier since she doesn’t have the future of being Queen like Kate does. She can wear dark nail polish to a *non-royal* engagement, she can dress in a more casual manner, etc. Meghan is not doing anything wrong. Kate and Meghan are 2 separate women that have 2 separate lives. Meghan does not have to follow every move Kate makes and wear the same clothing and such.

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Plus Princess Diana herself had famously said: “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” So, back off, haters!

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