Duchess Kate Middleton has been slammed over her parenting choices in a classic case of mummy-shaming.

Mums online were tearing her apart for apparently leaving her baby boy, Prince Louis at home. Duchess of Cambridge appeared at a charity polo match with four-year-old Prince George and three-year-old Princess Charlotte, but where was baby Louis?

The Duchess has been seen in public with her two eldest children at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, the Trooping of the Colour over the weekend, and now the polo match to support her husband, Prince William. But again people are wondering, where is baby Louis?

One mum took to parenting forum Mumsnet.

“I don’t normally criticise the royals but…” she started the thread, “Another day of Kate and William away from their tiny baby for a substantial amount of time.”

“I just don’t understand it, when they were this small I couldn’t bear to be apart from them.”

The woman appeared to know that she would face some backlash for starting the thread, as she finished it off by adding that she was getting a ‘hard hat’.

People were quick to shut down the woman’s thread, by saying that it was presumptuous to think that the baby wasn’t actually at these events but just not put in front of photographers.

While others were also baffled – “Guess the royals don’t breastfeed,” one commenter simply said, while another brutally wrote: “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.”

Have you been left wondering where Prince Louis is lately?

Share your comments below

  • Maybe Kate does what some other Mums’ do at times. Expressed her milk and has a Nanny or family member looking after him while she gets a bit of quality time with her other children. It’s not like she’s gone away for a holiday without him.


  • Judgey people again not knowing the full circumstances.


  • Wow, judgey. Firstly, this is not anybody’s business. We do not get to pick on or deride anyone who is out without their children. There is so much about that, that we do not know, nor need to know. Secondly, her baby may possibly be with her, but with a Nanny. Thirdly, Kate is a Royal and has responsibilities with that role. She married into that and understands it. Last, I often needed a break from a very difficult child who screamed 24/7. Nobody had the right to judge me unless they walked in my shoes and lived in my house 24/7 to experience it first-hand.


  • So many people out there just have to find something to niggle about.


  • There are some people in this world who feel the need to open there mouth or post a comment before they think about their opinion and how it affects those whom they have judged. I’m sure Kate and William are competent parents who juggle their royal duties around their children. It’s also great for the other siblings to have quality time with the older siblings without distraction of caring for a newborn.


  • What relevance does the whereabouts of Prince Louis even have to anyone but this family? I just don’t understand how people can be so critical of people they don’t even know.

    Ironically, I’m being a hypocrite by being critical of the critical people. Carry on, then.


  • Another perfect parent. Seriously people need to just be quiet! I do want to see a pic of him soon though, I bet he’s adorable!


  • Some people just have to criticise…..


  • I’m sure he was being well looked after where ever he was and the two older children also need to know their mum is their for them too as she was before the birth of Prince Louis as also does her husband. When you live in a glass house it’s better not to throw stones – none of us is perfect, but she seems to be trying to be more than most.


  • I agree, just because she want photographed with him doesn’t mean he wasn’t there. And there’s nothing wrong with spending time with your older kids with the focus being mainly on the baby


  • Every parents with multiple children enjoys time with the older ones. Why are people carrying on so much? She took her older kids to a sports game and left the baby with the nanny. It’s not like she was to the pub!


  • He probably was there, just not photographed. I thought they said we won’t see him until after his christening.


  • No, I’ve not been wondering at all where prince Louis is at all lately, since it’s none of my business and I trust the parents to take well care for him.


  • Why do these women behave like this? What point is there to wasting their time begging out another mum? Focus that energy on kids that do need it; the ones suffering abuse- help them and don’t just be a keyboard warrior


  • Wow.. people are so judgemental. I loved every second with my Bub but having time away to feel like my own person again was great for my mental health.


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