Recently, Kirstie Allsopp caused a stir in an interview with the Telegraph by encouraging young women to settle down and have children earlier, by age 27
Recently, Kirstie Allsopp caused a stir in an interview with the Telegraph by encouraging young women to settle down and have children earlier, by age 27. While her arguments caused more than a few ruffled feathers, the fact is that more and more women are waiting until their 30s to have a baby.
In fact, one of the most famous mothers in the UK is among them. The Duchess of Cambridge, whose son Prince George is fast approaching his first birthday, was 31 when the young royal was born. Considering that it was actually while at university that Kate met Prince William, we’re pretty sure she’s glad that she didn’t follow the path Allsopp is now advising!
His mother being that little bit older and wiser has definitely had no negative effects on baby George, and 888 Ladies have created this revealing infographic to look back on his first year with us. It shows that the young prince came out at a healthy 8lb 6oz, starting life as one of the heaviest royal babies in history! He also hit all of his expected milestones in good time, crawling at 8 months, and standing by 9.
As the future queen, the Duchess of Cambridge is understandably under more scrutiny than most women when it comes to her personal choices. Even her son is receiving huge amounts of attention before he can even walk, with the infographic showing an amazing level of social media interest around his birth, and even the clothes he wears selling out instantly the minute he’s papped in them. However, being so much in the public eye has allowed Kate to become a positive role model for those young women who perhaps aren’t interested in having children right away. With an adoring husband and a beautiful child to go side by side with her successful university degree and royal duties, Kate is living proof that you can live the fairy tale and have it all.
In fact, now that Prince George is getting a little older, the question people are now asking is, are there more children on the cards for Will and Kate? When asked recently at a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in March, Prince William replied “Maybe one day… One’s enough at the moment”. We think that’s fair enough, as Prince George seems more than enough to handle for the moment if the 888Ladies infographic is anything to go by.
We wonder if the young royal’s future siblings will be quite so popular as the much awaited first-born. As the infographic shows, over 4,000 babies were named George in 2013 alone, and the name is set to be one of the most popular of 2014! Perhaps Will and Kate’s future brood might not be met with such adoration, but if the nation continues to be gripped with royal fever we highly doubt it! Here at Marie Claire, we’re secretly hoping for a little princess next.
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