After Spending 16 Hours In The Hospital On Diana’s Request, Prince Charles Wrote A Letter, Describing His Feelings After The Birth Of His Son
Prince Charles' private life is full of secrets and rumors. Of course, it is obvious, as the member of the royal family is always in the center of everybody's attention. But besides being the apparent heir to the British throne, he is also a loving father of two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. But was he always so devoted? What was his reaction when they were born?
Prince Charles' secret letter to Patricia Mountbatten
It is not a secret that members of the royal family should follow certain rules. According to the protocol for childbirth, fathers of the royal babies are not allowed in the delivery room.
Nevertheless, not all royals follow this rule, and Prince Charles is one of them. Prince of Wales was in the delivery room, managing partner birth with Diana.
According to the book Diana. Failed Fairy Tale, written by Russian author Dmitrij Medvedev, Prince Charles spent sixteen hours in the hospital beside Princess Diana.
After spending so many hours in the hospital on Diana's request, Prince Charles wrote a letter to Patricia Mountbatten, stating that he could not even imagine that the birth of a baby could have such an enormous impact on his life. He was very grateful for the opportunity to be present during that wonderful and touching moment.
In the letter, Prince Charles also stated it was an honor to become a direct participant of such an incredible event – the birth of a child. He also added that he has never seen such a manifestation of joy and delight when they left the hospital that night.
But Prince Charles is not the only one who was present during the births of his children. Prince William was also present during the births of his three kids because he wanted to be a part of this beautiful moment.
Also, he wanted to support his wife, Kate Middleton, and show that he is always there to support her. It seems such intimate moments really made their relationship even stronger.
Role of the birth partner during the labor
More and more men decide to be present during the birth of a child. The father’s presence can be really helpful and provide a positive energy during labor. Nevertheless, they should prepare in advance, as both a woman and a man have different roles, and it is very important that they both understand how labor works.
According to the Baby Centre website, there are a lot of things a partner should do during the childbirth:
- emotional support. The partner can encourage and comfort you by holding, keeping eye contact etc;
- physical support. It includes breathing, relaxation techniques and massage;
- information. For example, the partner can remind you of something you learned at parenting classes;
- advocacy. Your partner could ask for help when you need it, or speak up for you.
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Prince Charles and Prince William proved to be loving and caring fathers when they decided to take part in these life-changing moments. Do you think a partner should be present in the delivery room?
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