This new royal portrait of baby Archie, Meghan and Harry is causing OUTRAGE!

This wasn't what they envisaged, we're guessing...

Editor / May 28 2019

A new portrait of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with baby Archie has caused outrage online after it shocked fans with how the family were depicted. 

The illustrated picture shows the new royal baby crying in his mother’s outstretched arms, with an oversized crown on his head.

The painting by a French artist shows a confused-looking Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

And while the image may have been trying to evoke feelings that were relatable to all parents, the picture has been smashed with criticism on-line.

“This picture is trash,” one person wrote when it appeared on Instagram.

“You wanna do a funny drawing? That’s fine, but don’t portray them... with them eyes and as if she doesn't know how to carry a child.”

 

It's a boy! Be Welcome to the crazy world, little guy. I've chosen for this moment a lovely and funny illustration by @fairepart_studiopostscriptum (Repost from Instagram) than at the end of the day, it's how is it when we got a baby. Funny, crazy and lovely! ( and prince Harry crosses eyes is clearly a lovely joke for the craziest moment of our lives, the moment we have our child in our arms!) #babysussex #babyboysussex #meghanmarkle #princeharry #duchessofsussex #meghanandharry #princeharryandmeghan
It's a boy! Be Welcome to the crazy world, little guy. I've chosen for this moment a lovely and funny illustration by @fairepart_studiopostscriptum (Repost from Instagram) than at the end of the day, it's how is it when we got a baby. Funny, crazy and lovely! ( and prince Harry crosses eyes is clearly a lovely joke for the craziest moment of our lives, the moment we have our child in our arms!) #babysussex #babyboysussex #meghanmarkle #princeharry #duchessofsussex #meghanandharry #princeharryandmeghan

 

However, some could see the artist’s intent, and described the drawing as a ‘lovely and funny illustration’.

“Such a cool pic and so exciting for the family,” one wrote, with another adding the light hearted image was ‘very funny’.

“Funny, crazy and lovely! (and Prince Harry crosses eyes is clearly a lovely joke for the craziest moment of our lives, the moment we have our child in our arms!).”

Later, maybe feeling the pressure from social media, the studio posted another version of the new royal family in a more relaxed moment, showing all three cuddled in close - and with no cross-eyes!

And fans were a lot happier, 'Glad to see you finally found some respect,' said one. 'You were worse than Meghan's sister with your last picture,' said another.

 

It's a boy !!!! 🤴🎉🎈 #babysussex #royalbaby #meghanmarkle #princeharry #artoftheday #illustration
It's a boy !!!! 🤴🎉🎈 #babysussex #royalbaby #meghanmarkle #princeharry #artoftheday #illustration

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.