Kate Middleton Says Posing for Photos After Giving Birth to Prince George Was “Terrifying”
Andrew Parker - February 19, 2020


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

There is a tradition in the royal family of moms doing a photoshoot with their newborn right after giving birth. Now, while that might sound fairly fine, think about any new mom: do you think she wants to go put on full makeup, hair, and heels? Yeah, we thought not.

Meghan Markle decided to go against the traditional Lindo Wing photoshoot after giving birth to Archie. But Kate Middleton has done it for all three of her children. In an interview on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, the Duchess revealed that the first time was “terrifying.” She said of the appearance, “Yeah, slightly terrifying, slightly terrfying, I’m not going to lie.”

“Everyone had been so supportive and both William and I were really conscious that this was something that everyone was excited about and, you know, we’re hugely grateful for the support that the public had shown us, and actually for us to be able to share that joy and appreciation with the public, I felt was really important. But equally it was coupled with a newborn baby, and inexperienced parents, and the uncertainty of what that held, so there were all sorts of mixed emotions.”

Middleton also shared that she and Prince William decided not to find out Prince George’s gender before she gave birth and that William was thrilled th be having a boy. “Seeing the pure joy of his face it was really special.”

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