It’s all a conspiracy. The royal birth, that is. According to Russian media a host of theories can be used to explain the speed with which the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth before appearing again in public.
‘If she really gave birth naturally, it was surely some days ago,’ said one woman commenting on the story in Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
Another wrote: ‘Look at the baby – she does not look like a newborn at all. She is at least three days old.
‘There is nothing which would help a woman, even if she gave birth with the help of best doctors, stand up five hours after giving birth – and leave the clinic on her feet.’
According to the Daily Mail, the extraordinary allegation that the Duchess had not even given birth to the Princess was even aired in disbelieving Russia.
‘It was a surrogate mother who gave birth but not her,’ said one commentator in Pravda. ‘Kate must have been wearing a fake belly… It is just not real to walk yourself several hours after birth and wave to the public.’
Others agreed it was ‘impossible for Kate to look so radiant’. ‘She did not give birth, I am sure,’ said one. ‘There is no special maternal look in her eyes – this natural thing is not visible. Look at Diana. This Kate is just an actress from Buckingham Palace theatre. She never gave birth!’
Another commenter insisted: ‘Only men and girls who never gave birth can believe in this story.’
The new Princess is due to have her name announced to the public today.