Twitter Can't Stop Talking About Meghan Markle's Subtle Gesture During The Queen's Procession

There are strict traditions to be followed when a member of the United Kingdom's royal family passes away. After the heartbreaking death of Queen Elizabeth II, those traditions started immediately. Charles took the throne instantly upon her death, and the rest of the ceremonies will unfold until her funeral on the morning of September 19. Otherwise known as Operation London Bridge, the 10 days following the queen's passing are important for British citizens (via NPR).


The queen, who died at her home in Scotland, Balmoral Castle, has been transported to London. Her coffin has gone from Buckingham Palace to Westminster (per CNN).

Her coffin was in the procession, with senior family members King Charles II, William, Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, joining it. They were not the only members of the family who came to pay their respects. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was also there, and fans on Twitter can't stop talking about a subtle gesture she made when entering Westminster Hall.

A video posted on Twitter shows Meghan subtly touching her stomach, making fans wonder if there is a chance she could be expecting again.

Prior to this appearance, fans were already buzzing about her possibly being pregnant. One user wrote, "It's probably not the time but both Kate and Meghan are pregnant." Now, with this gesture, fans are talking again. One fan assumed she was doing it for attention, writing, "Is Meghan pretending to be pregnant with her choice of clothes?" touching on how she chose to wear a coat she wore when pregnant with Archie.


Meghan touching her stomach brought back debate from her previous pregnancies

The coat Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wore to Queen Elizabeth II's procession sparked debate online regarding whether or not she could be pregnant again. A fan on Twitter pointed out that she was wearing the same black Givenchy coat she wore out in public when pregnant with the couple's first son, Archie.


However, there is no proof that she is expecting again at this time, and these assumptions appear to be simple chatter online. Fans and critics online couldn't help but keep the conversation going when she was seen touching her stomach in a short video posted to Twitter.

The duchess touching her stomach has been a hot topic during her previous pregnancies. According to People, some thought her constant belly cradling was too much, however, experts proved them wrong, stating that these actions were positive.

"I think it shows that she really cares for her baby, and that's terrific," Mary Jane Minkin, an obstetrician, and gynecologist shared with the publication. Another expert, Georgia Rose of Village Maternity in New York, told People, "This is a totally normal thing that mothers do, and they do it instinctively and naturally."


Past criticism of the duchess paired with a similar motion and wearing of a coat had fans assuming she may be pregnant again with no other evidence to back it up.

Other fans felt these comments were unfair

All eyes have been on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, since she and her husband, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, chose to step away from their royal duties for life in California. According to Forbes, their popularity in the country has gone down significantly, leading to fans criticizing the couple, even when they are mourning Queen Elizabeth II.


When greeting mourners outside of Windsor Castle, some fans chose to snub the duchess, refusing to shake her hand. Now, the comments surrounding a possible pregnancy, especially following her past experience with a miscarriage, come off as bullying (per Newsweek).

Some fans on Twitter noticed this correlation. One wrote, "People forget Duchess Meghan Markle was contemplating suicide while pregnant because of the bullying British press & dealing with racists in the royal family," referencing the allegations made in the couple's shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey. "The anxiety that any of us would have returning to that abusive environment. #DuchessMeghan is so brave!"