Infographic: Is Motherhood like Kate Middleton really so marvellous?

Yes, she’s got more dresses than me. And shoes. Even stripy tops. Motherhood like Kate Middleton, or rather the Duchess of Cambridge, is enviable in many ways, but on St. Patrick’s Day today, the Duchess is being snubbed for opting to spend more time with her family rather than give out shamrocks. I feel a bit sorry for her. And, when you look at the everyday shit that parents of small children have to put up with, doing it like a Duchess might not be as delicious as the Daily Mail likes to depict.

motherhood like Kate Middleton: is it better to be more ‘dull’ than ‘duchess’?

After this worrying realisation had hovered for a couple of days like Plop from Bing (WHY does he annoy me so much? It’s bloody Mark Rylance!), I was discussing gravity (again) with NG and realised that I could actually put science into action to produce this accurate* infographic and paint a more detailed picture. See what you think. I’d love to know whom you think has it better.

Kate Middleton: can't sing CBeebies in public. Shame.

Kate Middleton can’t sing CBeebies in public. Shame.

*might not be.



Characters are abbreviated as follows:

NW – not William (husband and father)

NG – not George (daughter, sister and two and a half year old)

NC – not Charlotte (son, brother and six month old)

NL – not Lupo (a Labrador)

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  1. March 17, 2016 / 7:29 am

    I’m glad I was sat on the computer when this came up…its set me up a treat for the day ahead. So funny once again, love it!


    • March 17, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you so much – love hearing that it makes you laugh! Hope you had an ace day 🙂 x

  2. March 17, 2016 / 7:37 am

    I’d love to see KM blasting out the CBeebies tunes in public. Nothing undignified about that AT ALL. I for one would be impressed.

    • March 17, 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Gosh, so would I actually … it’s just I don’t think she can be seen to be endorsing things … but maybe with the BBC it would be ok. Her singing ‘Hey Duggee’ would be fantastic.

  3. March 17, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Haha I love this! I don’t envy her to be honest, all that pressure and scrutiny sounds awful! It’s necessary to eat carbs after hard days with kids! #coolmumclub

    • March 17, 2016 / 7:24 pm

      I don’t either; I just think with all the help in the world there are times with small children when you want to curl up and hide, even if your hair IS swingy! Thanks for the comment 🙂 #coolmumclub

  4. March 17, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Ha brilliant. I really hope she gets to enjoy being a mummy instead of being scrutinised day in day out by the bloody papers. I feel sorry for her! #coolmumclub

    • March 17, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Yes, me too. I am sure India will be amazing but I’d miss my two SO much! #coolmumclub

  5. March 17, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I bet Kate hasn’t ever been up so early she’s had to watch ‘Me Too’….but, then again, maybe she has. WHO KNOWS!
    Love this infographic! I have an image of the real Kate somewhere analysing it and having a giggle 🙂

    *Royal Wave*
    x NPHEC
    (Not Prince Harrys Ex Cressida)

    • March 17, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      Ahah … who knows indeed!? It would be amazing if she had seen it but somehow I imagine she might have been doing other things … however, then again, WHO KNOWS!? XX

  6. March 17, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I just laughed out loud at the sarah and duck comment haha! love this

  7. March 18, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Haha I’d like to see KM in tracksuit bottoms, eating a scone and singing along to Peppa! Would be awesome. Fab post xx Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  8. March 18, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Frickin loved this. Being a Princess is not all it’s cracked up to be! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  9. March 18, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    This is brilliant! Puts it all into perspective, I don’t envy the amount of scrutiny she must be under. #bestandworst

    • March 18, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      I know … it must be pretty unbearable sometimes. Still, nice clothes 🙂 #bestandworst

  10. March 18, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Lol, this made me giggle. Her hair is a constant envy of mine…bet she doesn’t rock a scraped back pony-tail and jeans look pahaha #FridayFrolics

    • March 18, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Haha – exactly! Though unfortunately I think she probably DOES rock that look quite well. Huh. But she undoubtably has someone to do it for her (doesn’t count then, does it?) #FridayFrolics

  11. March 20, 2016 / 10:28 am

    This is great! I couldn’t agree more – it is so much easier being dull!!

    • March 20, 2016 / 11:20 am

      It so is (though sometimes I could do with the childcare help she no doubt has!) #FridayFrolics

  12. March 26, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    This gave me a good chuckle. 😉 I am so happy I don’t have the amount of pressure she would get if she were to run to the store in a messy bun and sweats! Can you imagine constantly being watched? I get horrible anxiety so I’d probably embarrass myself quite a bit.

    • March 27, 2016 / 6:16 am

      I know … she probably has to spend an hour or so getting ready before she opens the front door. Mind you, I wouldn’t mind an hour to myself before I go out! Thanks for the comment and Happy Easter. xx

    • March 29, 2016 / 7:23 am

      Ah, thank you so much!! Glad you enjoyed it. xx #thebabyformula

  13. April 3, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Love it! I really do hope Kate does sing cbeebies songs when she’s out and about, It’s so hard not to! 😀

    Thanks so much for sharing on #TheBabyFormula

    • April 4, 2016 / 9:25 am

      I know – I have the ‘Teacup Travels’ tune in my head right now. AAARGH! xx

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