The Duchess of Cambridge's flawless post-birth hair divides fans

Less than seven hours after giving birth to her third child, the Duchess of Cambridge posed for a photocall on the Lindo Wing steps [Photo: Getty]

All eyes were on the smallest member of the royal family yesterday, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s third child – a second son – gave his debut royal wave to the nation.

But eagle-eyed fans were equally as fascinated by something else entirely. Yes, the Internet was utterly mesmerised by Kate Middleton’s camera-ready locks.

Less than seven hours after welcoming the fifth in line to the throne, the 36-year-old emerged from behind the Lindo Wing’s infamous swinging doors for her third post-birth photocall.

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a Jenny Packham dress and heels (complete with her signature blow-dry) just hours after giving birth to her third child [Photo: Getty]

Clad in a poppy red dress by Jenny Packham, the Duchess greeted a sea of photographers with her trademark smile and an almost magic blow-dry.

The woman behind the job? Kate’s longtime hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker.

And royal fans took to Twitter to congratulate the Duchess of Cambridge on not only her newborn son but her inimitable post-birth look.

One Twitter user took to the social media platform to joke that they’ll be asking for ‘Kate Middleton post-baby hair’ next time they book a hairdresser’s appointment. While another, dubbed the 36-year-old a ‘hero’ for her quick turnover.

But does the Duchess of Cambridge’s post-birth aesthetic send the wrong message to expectant mothers across the nation?

One Twitter user took to the social media platform to write: ‘Am I the only one that thinks that pulling Kate Middleton out of bed, doing her hair and makeup, dressing her up, and then propping her up for a photo shoot immediately after giving birth is a really problematic image to be sending to women?’

While another tweeted, ‘Kate Middleton had the baby 7 hours prior to this photo. She has a full face, hair and wardrobe done, and yes she looks great, but this should not be expected of women.’

The royal couple have yet to reveal the name of their newborn son.

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