The birth of a new royal era

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - FRONT PAGE - JU­LIA MOLONY

IT’S go­ing to be a busy spring for Wills and Kate in 2018. Royal Baby No.3 is set to make his or her de­but in April. Which may per­haps be obliquely con­nected to the fact that it’s just been an­nounced that Princess Char­lotte will be start­ing at a mega-posh nurs­ery in Jan­uary — noth­ing like get­ting the tod­dler out of the house for a few hours when there’s a new­born around, eh?

Es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing that the big wed­ding be­tween Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is due to take place in May — when Kate will just be a few weeks post-par­tum. Of course, she’ll no doubt be an old hand at the new baby rou­tine by now.

But for even the most ex­pe­ri­enced mother, the idea of hav­ing to face the world’s press at a for­mal oc­ca­sion while still in the “leaky and weepy” phase, that al­most in­evitably fol­lows child­birth, is daunt­ing to say the least.

Tis­sues and breast-pads at the ready!

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