Don’t push it, mum Meghan needs peace
KEEPING MUM Good on Harry and Meghan for keeping the details of the birth under wraps and wanting the chance to “celebrate privately as a new family”.
Mums the world over will get this.
Even if you are getting the best care taxpayer money can provide, giving birth then being forced to parade in front of cameras hours later is a form of cruelty.
The last thing I’d have wanted to do after delivering my baby is have my hair and make-up done, put on a pretty dress and kitten heels and smile for a bunch of strangers.
I remember being so tired, shocked and broken in body and mind, I just wanted to sleep and eat toast.
They’d have needed a skilled surgeon to remove my dressing gown that day.
It was enough getting my head around the fact I was now a mother with a baby to look after.
I know I had nine months to get used to the idea but nothing prepares you for the day your baby actually arrives.
Being a first-time mum, while exhilarating, is utterly daunting.
We have to be respectful to new parents if they want to have a few days to themselves before presenting their bundle of joy to friends and family or, in Harry and Meghan’s case, the planet.
I do like the fact this modern royal couple are doing it their way, staying true to their values and principles. It is a great example to set their child.
Although I’ll still be furiously checking their Instagram feed for updates.
Judge Darcey Bussell is stepping down on Strictly, and I’ll miss her. The retired ballerina was the one judge who delivered her feedback without a song and a dance. She was poised and elegant in her critique, just as she’d been with her dancing. There’s much debate about whether she left because she wanted a £40,000 pay rise or was sick of the drama behind the scenes. But I reckon seven years sitting next to Craig Revel Horwood would take its toll on the best of us.
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