Lots of mixed reactions to the birth of a future King this week but all I can think about is the joy Kate and Wills must be feeling and it reminds me of the first few weeks of Isabella’s life. I don’t suppose Kate will be asking advice on NetMums and joining a Babycentre birth group, nor relying on those vital friends made through NCT to help her decide how best to bring up her baby and tips on what she should be doing. It must be hard being mother of a future King – while we all think we get told lots of advice from well wishers – imagine the reels of conflicting information Kate will receive! One of my biggest regrets was getting out and about so soon – I dearly wished I had spent 2 weeks indoors bonding and breast-feeding my new baby with few distractions, but after being housebound for months with SPD and I suppose trying to prove how strong and capable I was, we were out having lunch by day 5 and taking visitors quite readily. Again, will Kate have that option? However they raise baby George, I am delighted for them and look forward to watching the little Prince grow into a very differet role than that of our present Queen, as I’m sure the world will be a much changed place.