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Kate Middleton reveals what parenting is really like for her

By Krisinda Merhi January 23, 2019
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“Everybody experiences the same struggle."

 

Kate Middleton is often only thought of a Duchess. 

But Kate’s day job is nothing compared to her all-the-time-job: being a mother. 

Because Kate lives a more ~decorated~ life than the average Joe, it’s easy to assume she has things, well, easy. 

How wrong we are. 

During a visit to a charity called ‘Family Action’ in South London, Kate opened up about her  experiences being a mother.

“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 one it falls away,” Kate said. 

“After that there isn't a huge amount - lots of books to read. Everybody experiences the same struggle.”

Reading self-help books? Kate is just like us (only with a bigger, more expensive wardrobe). 

Kate’s visited Family Action HQ to officially launch its new FamilyLine, a telephone, text and email service providing support to parents and carers struggling at home.

Volunteers at the charity event, including mother-of-three Sagari Sarkar, were impressed by Kate's confession. 

“I think It makes her human. It makes her in touch. She is a parent, a very active parent, and I think that's what people like about her,' Sagari said.

“She may have slightly different circumstances to the rest of us but, you know, being a parent is being a parent.”

This isn’t the first time Kate has opened up about her parenting struggles. 

In a speech at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists last year she spoke about how being a mother can sometimes be isolating.

“'Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge - even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not,” she said then.

“For many mothers, myself included, this can, at times lead to lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance.”

So there you have it– proof that money can’t buy everything. 

Sure, it helps to have a live-in-nanny and a housekeeper but royal, normal or other, being a mum can still be a bloody difficult time. 

Images: Getty.