Kate Middleton's perfect post-baby hair sparks debate about new mom expectations

All eyes were on the smallest member of the royal family yesterday, as Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s third child — a second son — gave his debut royal wave to the nation.

But eagle-eyed fans were equally as fascinated by something else entirely: Middleton’s camera-ready locks.

Less than seven hours after welcoming the fifth in line to the throne, the 36-year-old emerged from behind the Lindo Wing’s swinging doors for her third post-birth photo call.

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a Jenny Packham dress and heels just hours after giving birth. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge donned a Jenny Packham dress and heels just hours after giving birth. (Photo: Getty Images)

Clad in a poppy-red dress by Jenny Packham, the duchess greeted a sea of photographers with her trademark smile and gorgeous hair.

The woman behind the job? Her longtime hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker.

And royals fans took to Twitter to congratulate the Duchess of Cambridge on both her newborn son and her inimitable post-birth look.

One Twitter user took to the social media platform to joke that they’d be asking for “Kate Middleton post-baby hair” next time they book a hairdresser’s appointment. Another dubbed the mother of three a “hero” for her quick turnover.

But does the duchess’s post-birth aesthetic send the wrong message to expectant mothers?

 

Bottom line: It’s easy to admire a flawless ‘do — but keep those expectations in check.

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