After the birth of their third child, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge did what royal parents are expected to do and presented the new member of the family for the world to see.

Kate Middleton was, as you would expect from a royal, well-groomed and putting on her best face, despite giving birth just hours previously. Some people were shocked however, by just how amazing she looked, flawless and glowing in full makeup and heels. This has prompted a variety of responses, from sympathy for the amount of pressure she must experience to look her best at all times, to criticism for creating impossibly high expectations for other women.

But the best responses are from those women who are sharing their own hilariously real and disheveled post-birth pics. Not everyone has the luxury of a team of makeup and hair professionals at their disposal!

Kate Middleton is known for looking flawless on all occasions and giving birth is no exception. Here’s how she looked just hours after giving birth to her third child

Steve Back, Getty Images

Naturally, people started wondering what sorcery this is


Can someone explain to me how #KateMiddleton was able to look so amazing and in heels HOURS after giving birth??? When I left the hospital, after giving birth, my feet were so swollen I wore slippers in the snow and looked like the pic on right

Some even said she must be the real Wonder Woman
Well, I always thought Wonder Woman was a fictional character, until Kate Middleton walked out of the hospital only 7 hours after giving birth. Now, I know she’s real.

While other moms started sharing their own pics, proving the reality was much different for them




I look pretty much as together as Kate did!


When Kate steals your style and looks equally as flawless post birth


So since people are posting pictures comparing to themselves to #katemiddleton after giving birth, we had to join in!


Here you are @janegarvey1 Not quite Jenny Packham and the Lindo Wing; more sack dress and lino floor with me and my little boy traumatised after 40 hour labour and emergency caesarean – now where’s my lippy, designer dress and hair stylist?


Wish I looked as glam @BBCWomansHour post birth as #DutchessOfCambridge but alas! Thankful for the staff at #nhsScotland for a safe delivery after rough times!


Here you go @janegarvery1 – me and Kate 7 hours post-natal…. I’m the one on the right, in case you’re wondering…. @BBCWomansHour


Here you go @janegarvery1 and @BBCWomansHour here’s my hilarious comparison! I looked bloated and dreadful after 3 days of induced labour ending with an emergency C- section!


@janegarvery1 @BBCWomansHour here is me after emergency c-section under general anaesthetic with significant complications. This is more than 24 hours later. Not holding my daughter as I physically couldn’t for very long.


The comparison is uncanny #royalbaby #KateMiddleton #labour


This is me and my wife, about 2 hours after our son was born. Poor thing, she was exhausted.


Some wished they looked that good after years of taking care of their children, not even hours


Other moms started saying she’s just hiding it all in and shared messages of compassion

Knackered, pale, no clue what i was doing, bleeding, swollen, emotional. I feel so sorry for Kate can’t think of anything worse
@emmarrlouise91, Twitter

Feel so sorry for Kate Middleton having to get up, dressed and made-up to go outside and get photographed. She’s JUST given birth jfc let her be.
@rhiannaoliviab, Twitter

Feel sorry for Kate Middleton, just given birth, shattered n having to put on a pair of heels n makeup & face the losers that have been camped outside for 4 days
@claudiaammx, Twitter

Jeez Kate had the baby at 11, the stylist and hairdresser were there by 2, and she’s had to haul herself out of bed and parade herself in front of the world at 6. Frightening. Pressure on her must be unreal #royalbaby
@colleenamanda_, Twitter

Anyone else feel sorry for Kate? The poor birds just given birth this morning and she has to stand out in the cold with the newborn just to appease the waiting paps -all I wanted after giving birth was a cushion! she must of had a full on glam squad! fair play to her!
@popsandpeanut, Twitter

I feel so sorry for Kate Middleton getting all this stick for coming out looking perfect. A make up artist can do a great job (well in some cases there is no hope) so of course she is going to make sure she looks fab when she shows off the new Royal baby!
@ZoeHeatley, Twitter

And some were setting new goals for themselves in life

My only goal in life is to look as good as Kate Middleton right after giving birth
@kalliemac7, Twitter

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