By all accounts, Meghan Markle is settling into motherhood quite nicely. While she made an appearance at Trooping the Colour last weekend to celebrate the queen's birthday, she's been spending most of her time at Frogmore Cottage with baby Archie. "Meghan is radiant, taking each day one day at a time," a royals source said recently. "What strikes me most is this authentic peacefulness that has settled within her.”
Given the whirlwind ride Markle has been on since her relationship with Prince Harry became public in 2017, it must be nice to take a step back to just focus on herself and her family. She's reportedly adopted a similar mentality when it comes to her postbirth fitness routine.
Royal reporter Katie Nicholl tells Entertainment Tonight that Markle "hasn't been in any hurry to get back in shape," and nor should she be! "Before she fell pregnant, you know, Meghan was very fit," Nicholl continued. "She was very into her fitness regime. She used to run around the park in Kensington, but she has been taking it easy. And I hear that yoga is very much on her postbirth fitness regime—nothing too strenuous."
It's great to hear that the Duchess of Sussex is taking care of herself and not worrying about the ridiculous expectations placed on women after they give birth. "The whole approach has been holistic, it has been gentle," Nicholl tells ET. "It's been a natural embracing of motherhood, and with that has come a pretty gentle routine.... Meghan hasn't been hitting the gym. She hasn't been in any hurry to get back in shape. It's only four weeks, really, since the birth, and she's been taking that exercise regime very gently, indeed."
The fact Markle's practicing yoga should come as no surprise; her mother, Doria, is a yoga teacher, and Markle has often talked about its benefits. "Apparently Doria took up postpartum yoga and baby yoga, and that's all Meghan has been doing," Nicholl also told ET. "And lots of proud walks around Windsor Great Park, so, gentle exercise, but no hard training, no weights. She's apparently not in any hurry to ping back into shape. She's enjoying this time. She's being gentle to herself." Cheers to that.
Originally Appeared on Glamour