Meghan Markle Hands Over Her Coat to Help Mom Keep Newborn Baby Warm

It was an understated gesture of kindness from the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle dazzled yesterday in an all-white Valentino power suit. But it was an under the radar gesture caught by royal commentator Omid Scobie that may actually be even more beautiful than the suit.

While in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games’ opening reception yesterday, temperatures suddenly dropped in The Hague, and Meghan handed over her camel coat to a woman carrying her newborn baby in hopes of keeping the baby warm from the cold front, the Mirror reports.

“En route to the venue, the couple were escorted by #TeamNetherlands competitors and family—one of whom was proudly carrying a newborn,” Scobie tweeted. “Noticing the sudden drop in temperature, Meghan quickly handed over her coat to the mom to help keep the baby warm.”

One fan replied: “This is what authenticity looks like. Women supporting women in the moment.”

And, though Meghan is on hand this week to rightfully cheer on Invictus Games competitors, we’d like to give her three cheers for this kind gesture, too.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.