After a sudden drop in temperature Meghan Markle handed her coat to a woman carrying her newborn baby, prompting royal fans to share their admiration for the Duchess of Sussex online
Royal fans were delighted when Meghan Markle handed her coat to a mum to keep her baby warm at the Invictus Games.
Omid Scobie, a royal commentator, said the Duchess of Sussex gave up her coat after noticing a sudden drop in temperature.
Footage shows Meghan walking beside the mum as she clutches her newborn with the royal’s camel coat.
The heartwarming moment took place as Prince Harry and Meghan met competitors at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Holland, today.
Mr Scobie tweeted: “En route to the venue, the couple were escorted by #TeamNetherlands competitors and family—one of whom was proudly carrying a newborn.
“Noticing the sudden drop in temperature, Meghan quickly handed over her coat to the mom to help keep the baby warm.”
One royal fan replied: “I was wondering why the woman next to Meghan was holding the coat so awkwardly. I couldn’t see the tiny baby wrapped in the coat. Meghan is such a sweetheart.”
Another said: “I didn’t even see the baby. I thought she was just carrying Meghan’s coat. Just goes to show how thoughtful Meghan can be at the moment.”
A third added: “This is what authenticity looks like. Women supporting women at the moment.”
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Harry and Meghan, who held hands, were at a special reception for Invictus competitors, with Meghan wearing a £3,200 Valentino white suit, with white heels and a handbag.
They walked on a yellow carpet to honor the Games’ branding before heading inside a giant marquee to meet competitors and their families, as well as city leaders and officials from the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
Earlier the pair met the Ukraine Invictus team ahead of the games’ opening ceremony tomorrow evening.
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Harry was pictured being handed a calendar by one of the people at the reception while Meghan could be seen smiling in the background.
Ukrainian Oleg Karpenko tweeted about meeting the prince saying: “You just look who is here with us the Prince himself with a calendar.
“The Invictus Games Ukraine team will soon start winning its medals at these competitions. Proud.”
They lapped up cheers and applause as they made their way to the events, which were held one after another at the same venue.
Meghan wore a double-breasted Valentino wool blazer and a pair of high-waisted pair of trousers for the event.
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She donned a small gold necklace and bracelet, which dangled near what appeared to be Princess Diana’s Cartier watch on her left wrist.
The duchess gave her jacket to an Invictus Games competitor at one point to keep her baby warm.
It was revealed earlier this week that Meghan would be accompanying her husband to the Invictus Games in The Hague, with their trip being filmed by cameras for a Netflix documentary.
It is the first time they have traveled together outside the US since they quit the UK for California in early 2020.
Their appearance at the reception today comes after it emerged they secretly visited the Queen and Charles yesterday on a whistle-stop trip to the UK.
They jetted in from the US for the face-to-face meet up with the monarch at Windsor Castle yesterday afternoon.
The couple, who snubbed the chance to attend the late Prince Philip’s memorial service last month, smiled and waved at the stunned onlookers.
Members of the public were on the grounds of the royal estate for the traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony.
One said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw who it was.”