Meghan Markle gives mom her coat at the Invictus Games
Meghan Markle’s latest act of kindness is one that’s sure to resonate with moms everywhere. The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry arrived in The Hague, Netherlands, for the Invictus Games on Friday, where they were led to the venue by a small group of competitors. According to royal reporter Omid Scobie, Markle noticed the temperature dropping and handed her beige coat over to a mother who was carrying her newborn baby.
Although the exact moment Markle put her coat back on doesn’t appear to have been photographed, there are photos of the smiling mum walking alongside the Duchess with her baby wrapped warmly in a jacket. “En route to the venue, the couple were escorted by competitors and a #TeamNetherlands family – one of whom proudly carried a newborn baby,” Scobie tweeted. “Noticing the sudden drop in temperature, Meghan quickly put her coat back on the mum to help keep the baby warm.”
As a mother of two herself, it’s no surprise that Markle shows such compassion for another mother and her little one. The Duchess was open about the juggling struggle that comes with being a working mom, but she also clarified that she likes to balance mum time with things like Invictus Games appearances. As reported by ITV News, at an event in Cape Town in 2019, Markle told Lara Rosmarin, Managing Director of Cape Innovation and Technology: “Being a working mom and also traveling with a baby, my goodness, is a lot, but it’s so exciting.”
On their way to the venue, the couple were escorted by #TeamNetherlands competitors and his family, one of whom proudly carried a newborn baby. Noticing the sudden drop in temperature, Meghan quickly handed mum her coat to help keep the baby warm. pic.twitter.com/mVDbg0sSgH
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 15, 2022
Since stepping away from their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been spending more quiet time with family. However, they are still passionate about giving back whenever they can, and the Invictus Games are one of the couple’s favorite events. On Saturday, the couple spoke at the opening ceremony, where Markle acknowledged how far the 2022 attendees have come due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
“For each team, my husband and I recognize that it’s been a lot to get here, both physically and emotionally, especially for the Ukrainian team, with whom we all stand in solidarity,” Markle said, as reported People. “One thing I know for sure is that every moment it took to get here will be worth it, because it is here at the Invictus Games that we honor your years of active duty on the court and your continued service to your country, your family and your community off the pitch.”
Markle’s impassioned speech made it clear that she is dedicated to supporting gamers and their families in any way possible, even if that means giving them the mantle off her back.