Knightley attacks Kate's post-birth look in graphic essay

By Ajay Nair, news reporter
Keira Knightley has accused the Duchess of Cambridge of masking the "bloody, screaming" reality of childbirth following her polished appearances hours after delivery.
The actress, 33, reportedly gave birth to daughter Edie a day before Kate had her second child, Princess Charlotte, in 2015.In an essay entitled The Weaker Sex, published in feminist collection Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies), Knightley recounted in graphic detail her own birth experience and how it appeared to differ from the royal's.
Knightley attacks Kate's post-birth look in graphic essay

Knightley gave birth around the same time Princess Charlotte was born
"She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on," Knightley wrote. "The face the world wants to see. Hide."Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful, look stylish, don't show your battleground, Kate."The royal's flawless appearance shortly after the birth of her three children has stirred debate online, with some praising the duchess of her quick turnover and others saying she was setting unrealistic expectations for women.Knightley wrote: "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."
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