Cruel internet trolls have ‘bump shamed’ the Duchess of Cambridge for her lack of pregnancy curves after her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy.
Kate, 35, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace for World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, after taking six weeks off while she battled hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of morning sickness – revealing just a hint of a baby bump in a Temperley London Eclipse Lace Collar Dress.
While many commenters on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account complimented Kate on how well she looked, others were eager to point out her tiny stomach with one saying: ‘I can’t believe she’s pregnant, she looks too thin.’
Others even claimed that they look more pregnant than the Duchess does, questioning how she can still look so slim.
However, experts hit back at the comments saying that ‘bump shaming’ can cause unnecessary anxiety for mothers-to-be.
Lesley Gilchrist, practising midwife and co-founder of My Expert Midwife, said: ‘Bump shaming can really damage a woman’s body confidence and cause needless worry and anxiety over the health of their baby.
It’s important to remember that the bump size is just the size of the baby’s “packaging” and has no bearing on the size of their baby.’
Humans are so hard to please. If she had a really huge bump they’ll complain, if she gets fat being pregnant they will complain, now no baby bump they are complaining. But why?