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Kate applauded for not hiding new mommy tummy

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The former Kate Middleton, in her first public appearance after giving birth, wore a dress that did not camouflage her belly, and many women are applauding her choice.

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Princess Diana's caftan-like outfit hid the post-childbirth tummy bump that is normal for any new mom after she gave birth to Prince William in 1982.

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As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under her pretty polka-dot dress. "I love that she came out and there was a mommy tummy. It was there! We all saw it!" said Lyss Stern of New York City. Stern added that Kate was sending "the right message," in stark contrast to Hollywood celebrities who are shown "three weeks after childbirth with a flat stomach and G-string bikini. That's not real."
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    • The former Kate Middleton, in her first public appearance after giving birth, wore a dress that did not camouflage her belly, and many women are applauding her choice.
    • Princess Diana’s caftan-like outfit hid the post-childbirth tummy bump that is normal for any new mom after she gave birth to Prince William in 1982.
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