Duchess Kate left the hospital just seven hours after welcoming her third child on Monday, April 23. And she looked flawless.
But Australian blogger Laura Mazza believes the 36-year-old royal feels just like any other exhausted woman who birthed a baby — despite how she looks on the outside.
“I bet, just like the rest of us, her vagina feels like it’s been punched up by Mike Tyson,” wrote Mazza, adding that Kate “probably feels like everything is about to fall out.”
Mazza, who is pregnant with baby No. 3, sympathized with Kate for having to smile and pose for photos outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital the same day she delivered a child. “I bet she rolled her eyes before she opened the door, the way you do when unwanted relatives visit you after you’ve given birth and demand coffee and biscuits when really you just want to lay in bed [and] punch a wall because breast-feeding hurts,” Mazza shared.
The Mum on the Run writer pointed out that Kate and Prince William also have Prince George, 4, and Charlotte, 2, to look after. So even though Kate wants to “snuggle into” her new bundle of joy, she has to manage her other children. “You have two other kids who want to jump all over you and interrupt you and ask you if you have games on your phone,” wrote Mazza. She also predicted that George and Charlotte will pitch tantrums while Kate is “trying to rock the new baby to sleep.”
Though Mazza doesn’t doubt Kate is “blissfully happy,” she understands how hard it must be to “pretend that it’s all good and she’s strolled out of that hospital like she hasn’t pushed a giant pineapple out of a keyhole.”
Mazza’s message has received hundreds of comments. “I agree, have no doubt she is wincing in pain,” wrote one woman. Added another: “I really feel for her to be honest and you could tell she felt uncomfortable. Whilst being pampered is lovely, not 7 hours after giving birth. You just want your big pants, pjs and cuddles with your new baby and family. I really don’t envy her having to step out in front of millions at one of her most vulnerable and emotional moments.”
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