Kate Middleton Who Left Hospital Hours after Giving Birth to Louis Was Urged Not to Have a 3rd Child
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, announced in September 2017 that she was expecting baby No.3. She suffered from dreadful morning sickness, just like during her first and second pregnancies.
On September 4, 2017, Kensington Palace announced Kate Middleton was expecting her third child. However, because of the dire morning sickness, she was freed from royal engagements and advised against having more kids.
The palace announced that her child was due in Spring 2018. The statement, which was released on Twitter, stated members of the Royal Family were thrilled by the news.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge during the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013. / Source: Getty Images
Middleton experienced morning sickness just like her first two pregnancies. People reported the Duchess suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
The palace released her from her royal duties at the Homsey Road Children's Centre in London on that day. She was then cared for at Kensington Palace.
Middleton was only three months pregnant at the time, and the palace made the announcement early because of her illness. The last time she was cared for at home in Apartment 1A of the palace, she was pregnant with her daughter, Princess Charlotte.
The Duchess of Cambridge eventually gave birth to her second son, Prince Louis, on April 23, 2018. The young royal was born on St. George's Day – England's national day.
HOURS AFTER GIVING BIRTH MIDDLETON WAS ALREADY OUT & ABOUT
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during a photocall with their newborn baby boy Prince Louis of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images
Just several hours after labor, Middleton was already spotted on the porch of the hospital waving to people. The royal was dressed up for the occasion in a red and white collared dress, wearing heels and makeup.
The Duchess was pictured side-by-side with her husband, Prince William, in conversation. However, it was unclear what the couple talked about, but a lip-reading expert decoded their exchange.
Middleton appeared to be slightly concerned about her newborn. Several minutes after the Duke of Cambridge asked his wife whether she was okay, the Duchess had a worrisome look and answered him: "It is a bit windy, eh? He might get cold. Let's go now," so off they went.
Kate Middleton carrying Prince Louis as they arrive for his christening service at St James's Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images
The mom of three was unsettled because of the windy weather, but the main question was why she left the hospital earlier than usual. Middleton left the hospital just seven hours after giving birth.
Experts revealed it could be because the royal was not the only woman giving birth that day. Other women could have been made uncomfortable because of the crowd and paparazzi lurking around the hospital.
For instance, some fans camped near its doors for a day before she gave birth. One royal superfan, Terry Hutt, was there for all the Cambridges' kids' births and stood opposite the now-famous doors of the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London.
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton captured presenting their newly-born son Prince Louis to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in central London. / Source: Getty Images
In another event, an unidentified couple with a newborn was greeted by media cameras waiting for the royal baby's debut – and they were not Middleton nor Prince William. They were merely ordinary people.
But for a new mom to leave the hospital so soon after giving birth is nothing unusual in the UK so long as she feels fine and the medical staff can reach out to her instantly.
THE DUCHESS WAS URGED NOT TO HAVE MORE CHILDREN
Kate Middleton and her son Prince Louis during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. / Source: Getty Images
Interestingly, several months before Middleton announced her third pregnancy; they warned her not to have any more children. By that time, she already had Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
An organization called "Having Kids," which "promotes a sustainable and child-centered family planning model," urged the Duke and Duchess to reconsider expanding their family.
Princess Charlotte with her parents Prince William and Kate Middleton, and siblings Prince Louis and Prince George pictured on December 10, 2021 in Jordan. / Source: Getty Images
In an open letter addressed to the royal couple, Executive Director President Anne Green Carter Dillard wrote that the British Royal Family had a significant influence on the public, continuing:
"Your discussion of having a larger family raises compelling issues of sustainability and equity. Large families are not sustainable."
The letter ended with a statement that read Prince George and Princess Charlotte had extraordinary lives and that a third child would not have the same experience. However, that did not prevent the couple from having their youngest member of the family, Prince Louis.
PRINCE LOUIS IS NOW GROWN UP
The bubbly Prince Louis turned four years old on April 23, 2022. His family released a series of birthday portraits captured by his loving mother, Middleton.
Prince Louis of Cambridge wore teal shorts paired with a star print gray jumper and a white checkered shirt underneath. The following image displayed him holding a cricket ball while posing for the camera.
Middleton and Prince William reposted similar photos on their child's special day with an up-close shot of the minor laughing while sitting down.
In the other snap, Prince Louis posed on the beach sand in a bushy area, again with a cricket ball in hand. The Duke and Duchess captioned the post:
"Thank you all for the lovely birthday messages for Prince Louis today!"
In reaction to the post, many royal fans quickly pointed out Prince Louis' likeness to his mother and her side of the family, particularly his grandfather, Michael Middleton. However, others argued the young prince resembled his father more.
While pictures show a happy and forever smiling boy, royal experts have claimed that sometimes there might be some outbursts behind the camera.
In one case, photos of Prince Louis captured for his second birthday in April 2020 showed the little boy with his hands in rainbow paint colors and one where the paint was all over his bright face. ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship revealed:
"That's like most people's lives, isn't it? There’s the Instagram life, everything’s perfect and blue and filtered. Then there's the real-life, which is that he probably had a few rows about getting this picture done and a few tantrums."
Ship hinted that the youngster may have created an enormous mess after the Cambridges wrote on their post: "Instagram vs. Reality." He added it was admirable of the royals to admit that their lives might not be as perfect as some of their Instagram pages.
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