Prince William Wants to Film Kate Middleton Giving Birth, But She Hates the Idea

kate middletonPerhaps the media has just painted him this way, but Prince William seems like one enthusiastic dad-to-be. Not only did he recently leap across a room to swat an appetizer-sized turkey sandwich out of Kate Middleton's hands (no, he didn't), he also wants to film the Duchess giving birth. But as for Kate? She's not feeling the idea.

According to a friend of the royal couple's: "Deep down Kate's dreading the idea of a recording being in existence and then getting into the wrong hands, but Wills is convinced she’ll have a change of heart on the big day." Will -- I wouldn't hold your breath, buddy. After Kate's topless photo scandal, it's unlikely the Duchess will have any of her private parts filmed in the near future. And furthermore, who can blame a lady for not wanting to be filmed while she gives birth?

I know many women who have had the birth of their children filmed. I, however, was not one of them. To be honest, the idea was never even brought up with my husband and me, as he was the only person who was going to be in the delivery room with me and he obviously didn't want to be the person filming. Also, I felt that having a camera in the room might make me feel a little uncomfortable or self-conscious, and I knew that was the absolute last thing I needed in that moment. It was a non-issue for us.

That said, though, I'd maybe consider filming my next birth, were I to get pregnant again. I've already been there, done that, so I know what to expect. I imagine I'll feel more confident next go 'round, being that there's less mystery. (I'm just not sure who would film it!) It has to be an amazing thing to be able to see the very moment you came into world.

But I'm not royalty. I'm not even a little famous. So the low-grade worry of the video getting into the wrong person's hands isn't there at all.

Kate, if you're not the idea, stick to your guns. I'm sure everything would be fine and the video would be kept safe, but if a clip of you giving birth ever did get out, the Internet would literally break. Just thought it was worth mentioning.

Did you have your birth filmed?


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BlueJane BlueJane

Never. Ever. Ever. Never. Ever. Never.

Victoria Isabella Gaunt

Her body, her business. The idea of being filmed while you're giving birth is a strange one, and since this child is the future King or Queen of England, I don't think it's a good idea.

Catherine looks fantastic for being six months pregnant.  :)

nonmember avatar Kathy

No! no cameras til the babies were here. There's just some things i dont want to see. My private parts on film is top of the list. But to each her own.

nonmember avatar Andrea

Not sure if anyone remembers the movie "My Life" with Nicole Kidman and Michael Keaton, but during the scene where she's giving birth he has a video camera in her face and she tells him to "Turn that f*cking thing off!" I warned my husband that would be my reaction to being filmed giving birth. Thankfully he agreed and the cameras stayed put away until after our daughter was born. It will be the same when our next one arrives in October as well.


Lets see. I threw up throughout labor. I was in constant pain. I gave birth at a teaching hospital so it seemed as is everyone in creation came in and took a look at my business. Like I really want a tape of that to remember the day! Not!

Serab... Serabelle

I can't imagine wanting a camera in the room. You're in one of the most painful experiences of your life, do you really think you'll ever want to watch that? I wouldn't want to! And if you say it's for the kid, I for one would never want to watch myself being born! I guess to each their own, but for me, there's no way I would ever consider it, unless my husband for some reason couldn't be there, then maybe I'd consider it, but o think I'd still say no! And for Kate, she's had enough private things aired, if she doesn't want to risk that video getting out, then she needs to stick to her guns and say no. The media would go to any length to get that video!

thatg... thatgirl70

My MIL tried to film me giving birth, I was not happy at all. Fortunately my doctor spoke up and reminded her that it was against hospital policy so she had to stop. Yay for hospital policy! :)

Diane... Diane1223

I don't blame Kate! I am 30 weeks pregnant, and would never allow it. 

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