Hounded over her looks
When Kate stepped out of hospital earlier this year, proudly cradling newborn Princess Charlotte, the waiting crowds and paps were in awe about how great she looked. This positivity didn’t last long though, as shortly after Wills had driven her home, the snide comments started about how the Duchess must’ve hired a hairdresser to give her a bouncy blowdry and a manicurist to paint her nails before she left the hospital. It’s not clear why this seemed to irk people so much, maybe they were trying to insinuate that she had her priorities wrong. However, when you think of how much attention is paid to everything - ranging from her outfit choices, to her weight, to her hairstyles - is it really a surprise that she wanted to look nice before she faced the world’s media? When celebrity hairdresser, Nicky Clarke, recently critiqued her appearence, saying, “Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair – it’s not a good look”. It was an example of how Kate is expected to be ‘perfect’ at all times. And, as a busy mum of two, the pressure to look immaculate must be exhausting.