The multi-awarded actress wrote about the Duchess of Cambridge in her piece titled "The Weaker Sex" that was published in Curtis' "Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies)." In the piece, she wrote a letter to Edie, her daughter with her husband, James Righton.
Middleton's Perfect Apearance After Childbirth
The 33-year-old actress compared how she looked postpartum with Middleton's appearance after the royal welcomed her second child. Notably, the duchess gave birth to her daughter a day after Knightley delivered her baby girl.
When the 36-year-old royal exited the hospital the morning after her birth, she wore a vibrant yellow dress. She was even sporting heels and make up. Additionally, her hair was styled appropriately. Videos of the royal couple stepping out of the hospital became viral all over the world.
Knightley's Attack To Middleton
"She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on," said Knightley.
"The face the world wants to see. Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful, look stylish, don't show your battleground, Kate," she added.
Moreover, the Duchess also looked impeccable when she was photographed shortly after Prince George, their firstborn, was delivered in 2013. She was wearing a blue polka dot dress then.
When Prince Louis, their third child, was delivered, she wore a red dress with a white collar designed by Jenny Packham. Her outfit is similar to the one Princess Diana wore when she delivered Prince Harry.
Before the couple went back to Kensington Palace following their child's birth, Prince William said that they were very happy. The couple shares the same home with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
In the essay, the Pirates of the Caribbean actress also recalled her experience with childbirth. According to her, women are expected to hide the pain that they are feeling. They are encouraged to appear stylish and immaculate, and to hide their battles.
"Don't tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers," she penned.