When you first take a look at Kate Middleton’s life, it seems like she has it all- she is gorgeous, has a beautiful family and is married to a future King of England, which means she’ll become a queen one day. Not bad, right?
However, even the most fortunate people, like Kate, have their own struggles that go unnoticed. For her, that problem is dealing with motherhood. Many women can relate to this feeling- it indeed is stressful, and it is good to know that even royals have troubles just like us.
What did the Duchess say about motherhood?
Kate Middleton shared her experience at the charity Family Action. She described it as very hard since new mothers do get the support in the beginning, but later when the child is about one year old, the attention fades away. Meanwhile, it doesn’t get any easier.
Does Kate Middleton have the same struggles as anyone else?
Of course, with being a duchess, Kate does not have same problems as many unsupported mothers. Those include financial issues and maintaining a career while still taking care of the children. To help others, Kate co-founded an organization called Heads Together with the help of her husband Prince William and brother in law Prince Harry. This organization works on destigmatizing mental health issues as well as postpartum concerns.
Does the Duchess like being a mother?
Like other parents, Kate has mixed feelings about parenthood. She loves her children, of course, and enjoys spending time with them, but she also admits there is a dark side to all of this. Sometimes she feels isolated and lonely, so she decided to talk about it to the founders of Mush, which is an app that connects mothers worldwide and they support each other. Middleton believes that talking about the problem and relating to others is very helpful and important. Support beyond postpartum care needs to be just as effective. Knowing that motherhood is difficult for Kate too certainly makes us all feel better about our problems. Her opening up will hopefully lead to better support networks and inspire mothers to talk about their feelings more openly.