Kate Middleton has told friends what her labour with Prince George was REALLY like, and how she prepared for that all-important first photo
Kate Middleton confided to some friends that she was thrilled with how her labour with Prince George turned out.
Vanity Fair reports that the Duchess of Cambridge kept her hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, on standby for the entire month of July.
‘She spoke to some of her best girlfriends after the birth and described the birth as perfect,’ said the insider. ‘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 Duchess of Cambridge delivered the 8lb 6oz Prince George on July 22 after an 11-hour labour in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, and Vanity Fair reports that the Duchess arrived at the hospital in the early morning hours, wearing a dark shawl with her hair down. Waiting photographers respectfully chose not to snap the labouring Kate.
Reports also state that Carole Middleton had a similarly straightforward birth with daughter Kate, with family friend George Brown calling it ‘easy and natural.’
Kate is described as ‘a lovely little baby, cherubic and chubby-cheeked and so good. I remember she didn’t cry much at all. I think that was probably because Carole was so relaxed,’ said George.
And as for Kate‘s stunning post-baby appearance when she emerged from the hospital looking radiant in a spotty blue Jenny Packham empire-line dress, with her trademark blow-dry immaculate?
Kate’s hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker, who is said to have been on ‘standby’ for the entire month of July, is responsible for the gorgeous tresses and for bringing a selections of dresses for Kate to pick from for her first appearance as a new mum outside of the hospital with Prince George.
The Duchess was reportedly still emotional and ‘incredibly nervous’ about facing the media, but relied on Prince William for support.
The cap-sleeved polka dot frock Kate wore to present her newborn son to the world was a bespoke creation designer Jenny Packham created especially for the Duchess but that didn’t stop Kate fashion fans from trying to get a piece of the action, causing the Jenny Packham website to crash just minutes into Kate’s high-profile appearance in the frock.
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