Kate Middleton, who is due to give birth to the royal baby on July 11, is said to be enjoying her final weeks of pregnancy and is preparing for the big event by having emergency plans in place in case she should need to get to the hospital quickly; however, she’s enthralled by the pregnancy and friends say she isn’t stressing.
“Kate finds pregnancy fascinating,” a source told Us Weekly. “She still says, ‘I can’t believe it’ when you talk about a baby being inside her.'”
The Duchess of Cambridge will have all eyes on her–even more than usual–in the coming weeks as she prepares for the baby’s arrival, and some say she should be thinking about how her parenting choices can be used as a good example. British reporter Beverly Turner wrote an op-ed piece to The Telegraph, saying she should use her status in the public eye to draw attention to a hot-button issue.
“What we really need is The Duchess of Cambridge to get her Royal orbs out to feed our future monarch. And to be applauded – not seethed at – for doing so,” she wrote.
Breastfeeding–both in public and in general–is a pretty controversial thing these days. Facebook has come under fire for suppressing breastfeeding moms who post photos on their pages and saying it violates their nudity rules. The way people see breast-feeding moms could change, say advocates, if a few people in power decide to take a stand.
“If we’re seeing our role models and our iconic images positively breast-feeding, that absolutely will have a positive impact on breast-feeding,” La Leche League leader Leigh Anne O’Connor said on “Good Morning America”.
If Middleton does decide to breast feed, she may have support from William; Princess Diana reportedly did so with him and little brother Harry.