Kate reveals that she sometimes struggles being a mother
The Duchess of Cambridge made a somewhat surprising, but brutally honest revelation when she visited the charity Family Action on Tuesday. She opened up about her own struggles as a mother, confessing that she had sometimes felt isolated and lonely, in spite of the help that she receives as a royal.
Duchess Catherine has once again left us impressed! When Kate met volunteers at charity Family Action in London earlier this week they were impressed with Kate's understanding and experience of the issues that mothers face.
The London charity has just launched its new FamilyLine, a hotline, text and email service that provides support for parents struggling with caring for young children at home.
The Duchess of Cambridge may have a nanny on hand to help her, as well as staff to help with the everyday running of her household, she confessed in a speech at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that she gave last year that motherhood has "at times been a huge challenge - even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not".
Yesterday she revealed, "It’s so hard. You get a lot of support with the baby as a mother particularly in the early days, but after the age of 1 it falls away".
Kate praised for her understanding of the difficulties that parents face
Kate took was given the chance to listen to a role-playing training session for FamilyLine volunteers and staff and was praised for how understanding she was by volunteer Sagari Sarkar, who played a distressed mum during the training session.
The Duchess listened to an expert coaching session for the new FamilyLine, which was focused on perinatal mental health and asked @family_action volunteers about their training. pic.twitter.com/skQ3YIj2Jf— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 22, 2019
"The reason why she's a great supporter of our service is that she does recognise that families have the same pressures and struggles and she's no exception. She may have slightly different circumstances to the rest of us but, you know, being a parent is being a parent. We all have the same struggles and challenges".
The Duchess of Cambridge also met young carers, who look after older family members or siblings, praising their ability to juggle both school work and studies and caring. "You all do an amazing job. I don't know how you do it," she said.
Kate's Dress makes a political statement
While Kate was busy supporting charity Family Action her dress was doing some supporting of its own!
As usual, the Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning, wearing a green dress by London brand Beulah. The ethical fashion brand Beulah which aims to use sales to help women trafficked from rural areas in India and Bangladesh to work in the sex trade in India's big cities.