Sunday 24 September 2017

Aisling O'Connor: Motherhood gives Kate less freedom, but she's got a lot more clout now

Kate and William are going to take a more 'traditional' approach to child-rearing
Kate and William are going to take a more 'traditional' approach to child-rearing

Aisling O'Connor

The 'Great Kate Wait' is over – and boy did she deliver. Kate Middleton was named as one of the most influential people in the world in 'Time' Magazine in 2012 – mostly owing to her style and the phenomenal 'Kate effect'. But after the birth of the future king of England, what does the future hold for her as a mother?

For all intents and purposes, she has done her duty from a traditional perspective. The young duchess has smiled at the constant presence of the media in her public and private life – through a nasty nude picture scandal and a physically and emotionally draining first trimester.

Wearing her signature swirly hats, decorative coats and nude pumps, the beauty livened up many a public appearance until her maternity leave in June. And on Monday she gave the British royal subjects a boy. Job done.

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