I can't believe Kate and Wills have been married 10 years | Cheryl Gibbs

Happy 10 year anniversary to Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:39 pm
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The couple celebrated a milestone anniversary this week and reflected on their wedding day on April 29, 2011.

I’m sure never a cross word was spoken…

If they have anything resembling a ‘normal’ marriage, I’m sure they’ve had their fair share of heated conversations during their time. I’d say that’s a healthy reflection on their relationship.

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Marriages are hard, but put a ll that under the spotlight of being senior members of the most famous family in the world and you’ve got yourself a pressure cooker. Good luck to them and here’s to another 10 years!

I’ve become ‘that mum’ but I am not ashamed of it

When you’re a mum, everything changes.

You don’t think it will and you feel like all the pregnancy preparation you did, all the conversations you and your partner had about how the baby will ‘fit in’ with your life will somehow prepare you for life with a child.

Well, it doesn’t.

I have no shame in admitting when we had Harley it knocked us for six – how can it not?

We went from just being the two of us for 20 years to all of sudden having some little person rely on us for absolutely everything.

But now I have become ‘that mum’ and there’s just no point fighting it. When I say ‘that mum’, I mean any negative connotations. I’m proud of the mum I am to Harley. I give her everything, she has all of me, but I never thought I’d be like that.

I really thought, having been a career woman for most of my life and having travelled the world extensively, that a baby would just be easy. I thought I’d be a laid back mum who carried on as normal and who was relaxed knowing that she did her best no matter what.

The reality is different. I’m anxious all the time about whether I’m doing right by her; always second guessing whether Harley is happy; always feeling the need to be ‘present’ all the time, even when I’m absolutely manic.

I fear I’ve become ‘that mum’ with Harley’s nursery. She goes twice a week for half a day and I try desperately to wait an hour after dropping her off before calling to see how she’s doing. One of the nursery workers said: ‘It’s okay Cheryl, we have a few mums on our list to call each day, so we’ve popped you on there’.

Instead of feeling like I’m over-the-top, I was quite happy to be put in that camp.

In my defence Harley’s a lockdown baby so she doesn’t really know a ‘normal’ world. I’m also a ‘lockdown mum’ who is trying desperately to get back to some form of pre-covid life – but my pre-covid life was one that didn’t have Harley in it.

Parenthood is hard. The pandemic has been even tougher.

It’s okay to not be the you that you once were before.

A new and glamorous abode hopes to fix Kerry’s woes

Singer and TV personality Kerry Katona has had her fair share of woes.

She’s been divorced m ore than once, diagnosed with bipolar disorder and declared bankruptcy twice.

But it looks like the Atomic Kitten singer is back on her feet after splashing £2 million on a new home for her, her children and her fiancé Ryan Mahoney. The six-bedroom pad is in the North of England and Kerry couldn’t wait to tell her fans, posting on Instagram of her happy news.

She’s definitely had a troubled past and has been on the wrong side of the law more than once with one thing or another, but I’m glad to see that she’s doing much better now.