Sunday 21 October 2018

It's women who put Kate under strain

Poring over pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge after the birth of her baby is hypocritical and unseemly, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

PRESSURE: The Duchess of Cambridge leaves hospital with her third child
PRESSURE: The Duchess of Cambridge leaves hospital with her third child

Eilis O'Hanlon

The Duchess of Cambridge was radiant as she left hospital following the birth of her third child.

Even one of those fabled Japanese soldiers, stranded on an island in the Pacific and unaware that the war is over, couldn't have failed to discover how radiant she looked, so ubiquitous was the news.

From royalist tabloids such as The Sun (which revealed that "standing outside the hospital with her new baby, the Duchess looked confident, radiant and stylish"), to US style bible Harper's Bazaar (which declared that Kate Middleton, as they dared to call her in their cheekily egalitarian Yankee way, "wore a twist on her signature look: strong, defined brows, dark eyeliner, a pop of blush, and a peachy nude lip gloss"), there was consensus across a gushing media that the future Queen of England looked utterly splendid. Which indeed she did. No one is denying that.

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