Keira Knightley criticises the Duchess of Cambridge in lengthy essay

Keira Knightley. (Photo: GReatstock/Splash)
Keira Knightley. (Photo: GReatstock/Splash)

Cape Town – Keira Knightley was not impressed with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge’s appearance following the birth of daughter, Princess Charlotte.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their second child and first daughter on the morning of 2 May 2015.

Mere hours later, Catherine appeared on the front steps of the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital with the princess in her arms looking absolutely radiant while wearing a white Jenny Packham dress with beautiful yellow flower designs.

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And while the British royal has seemingly impressed millions of fans with her glowing postpartum looks after giving birth to all three of her kids – Keira is not one of them.

In Scarlett Curtis' new book Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies the Pride & Prejudice actress penned a letter to her and husband, James Righton's 3-year-old daughter, Edie.

According to Us Weekly, in the letter - titled The Weaker Sex - Keira compares how she looked and felt after giving birth – which was the same month Princess Charlotte was born in - to how Catherine looked.

“She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on. 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,” Keira wrote.

Emphasising on the fact that Catherine took Charlotte home the same day of her birth, Keira continued: “Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers. This stuff is easy. It happens every day. What's the big deal? So does death, you shit-heads, but you don't have to pretend that's easy.”

The 33-year-old also revealed how she felt after child birth, E! News reports, saying she wore “a hospital gown with paper pants on” and recalled being exposed while taking care of her infant child when visitors came.

“My breast is out in front of them all and I don't care. Your life is my life. You need me. I'm there. Fuck them all with their eyes watching, their embarrassed faces at my animalistic semi-nudity. Is this soft motherhood?

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Keira’s letter is just one of 54 essays that make up Scarlett’s book “on what feminism means to them & our attempt to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag & the scholarly text.”