Meghan Markle put her parenting skills into action with selfless gesture that helped a mum and her newborn baby

The Duchess of Sussex went the extra mile to help a newborn baby during official engagement

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the 2023 Variety Power Of Women event at Mother Wolf on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
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Meghan Markle's selfless act to help a mother and her newborn baby during a public engagement has been unearthed, and the step is vital for babies in the first nine months.

Looking after a baby is a learning curve for most parents - whether it's knowing what the first week with a newborn is like or how to get a baby to sleep - and in the first nine months of a baby's life, there is one thing that is vital to keep them healthy.

And how the Duchess of Sussex, mum to Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet put her quick-thinking parenting skills into action has been unearthed, after she stepped in and made a selfless gesture to help a newborn baby regulate its body temperature.

Body temperature is so important, as newborn babies cannot regulate their temperature until they are nine months to 12 months old. If their temperature strays too far from 98.6 f (37C), babies can develop hyperthermia or hypothermia.

Meghan and Prince Harry attended a reception ahead of the start of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 on April 15 2022. During her walkabout with a couple and their newborn baby, she passed her jacket to the mother so she could use it to wrap around her baby after the weather unexpectedly dropped.

Meghan is pictured wearing a white suit and her camel-coloured jacket is in the arms of the lady she is walking with.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception ahead of the start of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 on April 15, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands

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Omid Scobie first shared the heartwarming video to his followers on the X platform (formerly Twitter) and captioned it, "En route to the venue, the couple were escorted by #TeamNetherlands competitors and family - one of whom was proudly carrying a newborn. Noticing the sudden drop in temperature, Meghan quickly handed over her coat to the mom to help keep the baby warm."

And fans were quick to praise Meghan for her heartwarming gesture. One wrote, "A good mother is a good mother to everyone's child."

Another fan put, "Meghan is so sweet. Such a kind, generous soul."

And a third added, "Meghan is always so considerate, I remember during the Oceania tour when the kids were performing and then it started raining, the concern for the kids and her trying to get them brollies."

Meghan has been spotted wearing the camel-coloured jacket on several engagements including the Sussexes' visit to Canada House in London back in 2020.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Canada House London 2020 with Meghan wearing a camel-coloured jacket

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)