You will find hardly any reason for an argument between British actress Keira Knightley and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. However, there was one indeed. Keira gave birth to a daughter the day before Kate welcomed Princess Charlotte. Perhaps their daughters may even happen to become friends, but now there is an abyss between the celebrities because Keira Knightley decided to criticize the Duchess.
Keira is now famous not only as an actress but also as a writer. She wrote an essay for the provocative collective book Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies). Knightley reflects on childbirth and breastfeeding.
I remember the vomit, the blood, the stitches; I remember my battleground. Your battleground and life pulsating. Surviving. And I am the weaker sex? You are?
Do you think that’s all? In addition to her own experience, the actress is also concerned about the behavior of the Duchess of Cambridge after giving birth. In particular, Kate’s appearance.
She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our hormones raging. Look beautiful. Look stylish, don't show your battleground, Kate. Seven hours after your fight with life and death, seven hours after your body breaks open, and bloody, screaming life comes out. Don't show. Don't tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers.
Perhaps, Keira is right indeed, but she forgets about Kate Middleton's title. Generation after generation, women from the British royal family carried their newborn babies out to the streets, showing them to their nation. This is a tradition that Kate couldn’t help following. Despite this, the Duchess took a maternity leave, during which she focused on raising children and recovering from childbirth.
What do you think about this conflict? Are Keira’s accusations justified? Should Kate have revealed her “real” appearance after the labor? Share your opinions in the comments.
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