Jennifer Garner Defends Meghan Markle After She Was Mom-Shamed Over a Video of Archie | 22 Words

After weeks of cruel mom-shaming, Jennifer Garner has jumped to Meghan Markle's defense with the most beautiful message of encouragement.

Keep scrolling for the full story on the awful treatment of Meghan's parenting skills, and to read Jennifer's message for yourself...

Meghan Markle just can't get a break.

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Ever since her relationship with Prince Harry went public, people just can't seem to get enough of criticizing and attacking the young woman and her every move.

But, now that she's had a baby?

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Well, this hate has only been fueled further.

To commemorate Archie's first birthday, Meghan shared a video of her and her son reading a storybook...

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And it spurred a whole lot of backlash. But first, let's start from the beginning...

It all started with a blind date.

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Harry and Meghan met back in 2016 when they were set up by a mutual friend who thought the two would hit it off.

And their friend's hunch was apparently right...

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Because the pair hit it off, and they immediately arranged to see each other again, eventually going on to have 2 more dates in London.

And, in 2017, after a couple of months of privacy...

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The pair officially went public with their relationship.

The world quickly became Harry and Meghan obsessed.

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And people were delighted to hear the news of their engagement later that year.

And, not ones to waste any time...

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The couple officially tied the knot in May 2018.

Not long after the wedding, the newly appointed Duke and Duchess of Sussex had some more exciting news...

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They were expecting! On October 15th, 2018, the couple announced their pregnancy.

And, on May 6th, 2019...

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was welcomed into the world.

Harry, Meghan, and baby Archie make for the cutest little family.

But things haven't been as rosy and smooth-sailing as they have been appearing.

Meghan hasn't had the easiest time during her transition into the royal family...

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Joining the British royal family was never going to be easy, given that a person has to give up their entire life in order to be a part of the monarchy. But Meghan's experience has been especially difficult.

Many dedicated royalists weren't happy to see an American woman of colour in the monarchy...

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And many attacked the Duchess, slamming her as "fake," with some going as far as accusing her of breaking up the royal family entirely.

She has also been relentlessly attacked by the press...

To the point where Kensington Palace was forced to issue a statement, pleading for the press and the public alike to take a step back when it comes to their scathing reporting and bombardment of Meghan.

But, this year, the couple have seemingly had enough of the harassment and the criticism...

Because they announced that they would be officially stepping down as senior members of the royal family.

They made the announcement on their joint Instagram page, Sussex Royal.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the post read.

The couple plan on providing a more "normal" upbringing for Archie...

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And they announced that they will be splitting their time between the U.K and North America. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity," they wrote.

This was huge news.

And, obviously, it ruffled a couple of feathers in Buckingham Palace.

But what many people have failed to take into consideration...

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Is how hard this whole experience must have been for Meghan - a new mother.

Despite receiving hate from some social media users, the majority just want what's best for the couple.

That includes baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor - You couldn't make up a more royal-sounding name if you tried.

Yesterday, Archie celebrated his first birthday.

What a year it has been!

The birthday messages poured in for the young royal...

The Queen herself was one of the first to offer her well wishes.

Wills and Kate soon followed suit.

These pictures are too adorable for words.

Then Charles and Camilla offered their own "happy birthday"...

With another adorable throwback photo.

But, the birthday post that everyone was talking about was filmed by Harry himself.

Harry recorded a video of Meghan reading to Archie who, as most mischievous 1-year-olds do, was excitably squirming and giggling in her lap.

And the video wasn't just to celebrate Archie's birthday...

Meghan was also reading as part of the charity campaign, #SaveWithStories, a campaign that brings food and learning resources to children impacted by the pandemic.

The video is insanely cute.

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And Meghan looks confident and content in her role as a mother as she enthusiastically reads the story to Archie.

Many have been gushing over the video...

Which is the most recent glimpse at the young royal.

But, sadly, others haven't been so kind.

People have been criticizing Meghan for using the video as a way of getting "attention", and have even slammed her for "reading to the camera" and not her son. Good lord, people will pick at her for anything these days, won't they?

And others have been pointing out the same thing...

In the video, many think that Meghan looks "detached" from her son and that Harry comes across as the primary caregiver. Even though he isn't even holding Archie...

To some people, this means that Meghan hasn't bonded with her child.

It is total madness.

You can watch the full video here.

Where you can see clearly that Meghan is an attentive and loving mother.

But, amid all the mom-shaming comments, there have been many kind-hearted people jumping to Meghan's defense.

But the most recent one has spectacularly shut down all the haters.

Actress Jennifer Garner has spoken out on the matter.

Jennifer, who is a mom to 3 children herself, posted a lengthy message of encouragement to Meghan on her Instagram account last week.

She reshared the video of Meghan reading to Archie and wrote:

"Dear Meghan and Harry. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous son with the world and allowing us to join you in celebrating his first birthday." She then went to thank them for choosing the Save With Stories charity to commemorate his birthday with, and noted the change they will have made to the lives of thousands of children.

She then weighed in on Meghan's skills as a mother.

And, instead of criticizing and judging, she thanked and congratulated Meghan on her achievement. "More than anything - watching you lovingly talk through the pictures while your clever Archie turns the pages - lifts all of us up and reminds us that what may seem like a duck just might turn out to be a rabbit. Thank you for this joyful and meaningful shift in perspective."

You can read her full Instagram post here.

What a truly beautiful message. For more on the incredible woman that is Jennifer Garner, keep scrolling to read about the hilarious time she was high on drugs after a trip to the dentist...