Tuesday 23 July 2019

Kate Middleton had hairdresser on standby for entire month before her "perfect, natural" birth

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Kate Middleton had her hairdresser on standby for the entire month of July to help prepare her for her first post-baby public appearance, it has been reported.

Hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker arrived at the Lindo Wing a few hours after the future king Prince George was born with an assistant and a selection of dresses, including the bespoke Jenny Packham design Kate chose to wear. 

“She chose the pale blue spotted Jenny Packham dress that afternoon because her tummy was still very rounded and she decided there was no point trying to hide her bump, so she went for a flattering dress that showed off her curves,” a source told Vanity Fair’s October issue.

The friend also revealed that Kate has described her birth as “perfect and natural”.

“She said it was straightforward and there were no complications. She wanted a natural birth and she was so happy she was able to have one,” the source added.

Details were also revealed about Kate’s arrival to the hospital in the early hours of the morning.

The mum-to-be entered the hospital wrapped up in a dark shawl and photographers reportedly agreed it was inappropriate to photograph her. 

New parents Kate and William are now planning Baby George’s christening, which will include a traditional ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The christening is due to take place in October or November when Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh return from Scotland.

Keeping to royal tradition, George will have six godparents and he will wear a replica of the christening gown worn by Queen Victoria's children for his christening.

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