Meghan Markle left her first royal engagement since giving birth to get back to baby Archie for ‘feed time’

The Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie Harrison.

The Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie Harrison.
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  • The Duchess of Sussex told reporters she had to leave a royal engagement for “feed time” with baby Archie.
  • In her first engagement since giving birth, Meghan Markle stepped out for the launch of her new clothing line in London on Thursday.
  • In a clip of the event, Markle can be heard saying that she had “to get back to the baby.”
  • There have been rumors that the duchess is breastfeeding Archie, with royal sources previously confirming this to Elle and Us Weekly.
  • However, this is yet to be confirmed by Markle herself.
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Meghan Markle‘s first engagement since giving birth appeared to be cut short as she told reporters she had “to get back to the baby” for “feed time.”

Just days after the duchess paid tribute to baby Archie and Prince Harry with her US Open outfit, she spoke fondly of the newborn at the launch of her new clothing line on Thursday.

Read more: Meghan Markle paid a subtle tribute to Prince Harry and baby Archie with her US Open outfit, which also included a $175 J Crew dress

Royal correspondent Chris Ship shared a video of the sweet moment on Twitter.

Although there has been speculation as to whether Markle has been breastfeeding Archie, the duchess herself has never officially confirmed the claims.

Back in June, a source close to the family told Us Weekly that the reason Markle and Harry arrived late to the annual Trooping the Colour celebrations was because the duchess was breastfeeding the newborn.

“The reason Harry and Meghan didn’t appear on the balcony when the Queen returned back to Buckingham Palace was because she was breastfeeding,” said the source.

Meanwhile, another royal source told Elle that the duchess is breastfeeding.

“Meghan is breastfeeding, and Harry is changing diapers,” reads the article.

“Both are bonding with the newest addition to the family. Harry wants to be as ‘involved as possible,’ so like every parent, he is feeling the effects of the sleepless nights. He’s exhausted, but ‘enjoying every minute of it.'”

In her first working engagement since taking maternity leave, Markle was in London to promote her new clothing line, the Smart Set Collection.

Meghan Markle launched her new charity clothing line in London on Thursday.

Meghan Markle launched her new charity clothing line in London on Thursday.

For every item purchased from the collection, another will be donated to Smart Works, a charity which aims to equip women with the essentials – including clothing – to get them back into the workplace.

Wearing a $154 button-up shirt from the collection, she delivered a speech – without any notes – on how women should be supporting one another.

“I think it’s really key in this day and age to remember it’s not just about the people that you know you’re supporting, it’s about the people that you don’t know, that you may never know, you may never meet,” she said of the collection.

Read more: Every item in Meghan Markle’s new clothing collection, ranked by price

“As women, it is 100% our responsibility, I think, to support and uplift each other, to champion each other as we aim to succeed, to not set each other up for failure but instead to really be there rallying around each other and say, ‘I want to help you,'” she added.

“And you may not ever meet that person, but you’ll know when you put on that blazer, or that shirt, or you carry that tote, or put on those trousers, that dress – that some other woman on the other side of this country is wearing that piece because you made that purchase.”

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