'What baby?' Meghan's friend sparks row after Harry's 'father figure' posts 'hot' picture

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Music mogul David Foster, 72, who is said to be a “father figure” to the Duke of Sussex, took to Instagram to share a picture of singer and actress Katharine McPhee, 37, posing in a black bikini. Ms McPhee, who is a friend of Meghan Markle’s, shows off her toned figure in the snap after welcoming their son in February.

Mr Foster captioned the photo: “What baby!”

However, the post prompted a mixed reaction from other Instagram users.

And the Daily Mail’s diary editor Richard Eden claimed Meghan “may be surprised” by the post.

Mr Eden wrote: “The Duchess of Sussex preaches body positivity and is said to have told friends she wanted to set an example by not losing her baby weight after giving birth to Archie. So she may be surprised by her friend Katharine McPhee’s antics.”

One Instagram user, itsjustme_dm, commented: “Cringeworthy post…”

Another, happypegger, wrote: “Yep let’s make other women feel like crap cuz their baby body doesn’t look like that.”

A third Instagram user, linda_immer, blasted: “So tone deaf!”

Another, katelynmryan627, added: “Yeah, let’s perpetuate the unhealthy narrative that women need to be back to or smaller than their pre-pregnancy size postpartum.”

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“She looks great and her husband is complimenting her. Is she only allowed to be celebrated if she looks different post baby?!

“Sorry if their reality doesn’t fit everyone else’s but that’s not their problem. Just let ppl be happy, especially as it has zero to do with you.”

Ms McPhee also hit back at critics, telling them to “get a life”.

She added: “Maybe you should have more of an attitude of like, let’s say… ‘Oh, that’s nice he thinks his wife is hot’.”

Ms McPhee attended the same high school and performed in musicals together when they were youngsters.

Speaking last year, Ms McPhee said her husband had a “father and son” relationship with Harry.

She told Access Hollywood: “My husband has a really, really beautiful relationship with Harry. They’re like, they’re so cute. They’re like father and son.”



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