Sure, they’re members of the royal family, but Kate Middleton and Prince William have their ups and downs raising children as well, and recently the Duchess of Cambridge discussed just that with other moms.
While visiting Sure Start on Thursday, February 28, during their tour of Northern Ireland, the royal couple learned about the program and how it is all about supporting parents with kids under the age of four living in disadvantaged areas. During their talk, Kate, 37, opened up about losing sleep during motherhood.
“They were chatting a bit about sleep deprivation,” Kathryn Ward, a mother-of-two, told Hello! magazine. “Even though they get the help that they have, they’re still parents as well and want to get up with their own kids. So they understand the stresses and pressures were going through, even though they got a couple of people more hands on.” She added, “They were fantastic. Really on our level.”
Not only did the mother-of-three relate to other moms about the difficulty that comes with sleeping, but she also touched on the struggles one may face while breastfeeding their child. “They were really encouraging about breastfeeding,” Rebecca White, another mother present, revealed. “They said we were all doing a good job, that it was really hard, it was a struggle and well done for keeping going.”
It’s fantastic to hear that the royal pair have been reaching out to others and relating to them on all different levels of parenthood, although it helps that they have three children of their own, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 10 months. But even with that trio, it’s possible the duchess may want to add a fourth royal baby to her family.
According to People, Kate, while on her walkabout tour in Ireland, stopped to meet a 5-month-baby named James Barr. “He’s gorgeous. It makes me feel broody,” she told the boy’s father, Alan. “You’re a very sweet little boy,” she added. Alan of course asked if she wanted another child, to which Kate replied, “I think William would be a little worried.”