People have been wondering about Prince Louis' absence at recent royal events, and we're curious too
Kate's policy of leaving behind little Prince Louis has not gone down well with a lot of mothers out there, a lot of whom took to social media to share their concerns
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had a busy weekend in the public eye, but there's been one member of their small family who's been constantly missing. And yes, we're talking about the newest and youngest member of the British royal family, Prince Louis.
While the royal couple spent the weekend celebrating the Queen's birthday with Trooping the Colour on Saturday, followed by the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club on Sunday, Prince Louis was nowhere to be seen. However, the couple did bring their older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte along with them.
Moreover, Kate seems to have been an extremely hands-on mom with Prince Harry and Princess Charlotte ever since her pregnancy in April. We did witness the Duchess comforting her daughter after a fall at Trooping the Colour, as well as teaching Prince George how a slinky works while sitting on the grass at the polo match.
The Duchess was also seen sans-Prince Louis at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding last month, where she made her debut appearance just six weeks after a long and tiring pregnancy. She was also spotted at the horse trials last month with Charlotte and George, where they ate ice-cream and frolicked about like a group of normal bystanders.
Seeing the royal couple with their older children tagging along has evoked the same question in the minds of many royal fans — who has been taking care of Prince Louis in his mother's absence?
Hello! reports that it is the family nanny, Maria Borrallo, who has most likely been helping out the Duchess with regards to taking care of her over-a-month-old son. And the theory proves correct if it is noted that Borrallo was nowhere to be seen during any of the appearances made by Prince William and Kate.
Another popular contender for taking care of Prince Louis is his grandmother, Carole Middleton, who has made a name for herself for being the most hands-on grandma to all her three grandkids. She has been previously spotted taking George out for a day at Berkshire Petting Zoo, and even picking him up from school while his mother was in the hospital and reportedly in labor.
However, it seems that Kate's policy of leaving behind little Prince Louis has not gone down well with a lot of mothers out there, and a whole bunch of them have slammed the Duchess for her lack of maternal instincts when it comes to her youngest child.
One mum took to Mumsnet and said, “I don't normally criticise the royals but... another day of Kate and William away from their tiny baby for a substantial amount of time." She continued, “I just don't understand it when they were this small I couldn't bear to be apart from them. Now getting my hard hat.”
Another lady on the forum too voiced her opinions about the royal, who is currently on her maternity leave, saying, “Today was clearly a choice... I never understand why people who can leave their baby at the drop of a hat bother to have them at all.”
However, a lot of other moms did understand Kate's position in the royal family and went on to explain that not all mothers have the luxury of spending 24-hours a day with their children, especially members of the Royal family.
One mom vehemently came to the Duchess' defense and said, “Then I suppose you're lucky that you didn't have to. It's their job to do these things. And it's the jobs of many thousands of parents to go to work and leave their precious babies who they also can't bear to be apart from because they have to pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads."
While another added, “Such a shame that parents continue to judge other parents. Not for making dangerous or damaging decisions. Just doing it differently. See this all the time on here. Co-sleeping or not. BF or not.”