We think it’s pretty safe to say that you’ll probably never see a royal woman sporting a midriff-baring crop top — especially while pregnant. Although a number of stars like Rihanna, Suki Waterhouse, and Sienna Miller have popularized the trend of showing off their bare baby bumps with revealing crop tops or cut-out tops, this look is presumably off-limits for royal mothers-to-be.
Meghan Markle was spotted wearing cute, midriff-baring crop tops before she joined the royal family. However, once she and Prince Harry tied the knot, her crop tops vanished from her wardrobe as the look goes against the royal dress code. We can hardly say we’re surprised that no royals seem to have dared to break this rule so far.
The only time a royal has ever worn an outfit that revealed a bare baby bump was in 2013, when Princess Catherine wore a bikini while pregnant with her first child — however, she was on a private vacation at the time. Even though she objected to paparazzi photos of the outfit being published, an Italian magazine decided to print them, writing, “The future mum, now in her fourth month of pregnancy, wears a small bikini that enhances her now visible bump” (via CNN). The palace even made a statement about the breach of privacy; it seems that the royals are very hesitant to ever show a bare baby bump to the public.
Post source: The List