Parenting definitely isn’t easy and each and every one of them faces a lot of challenges when raising children, even royals.
Even though Kate Middleton and Prince Williams have a full-time nanny helping them take care of their children they still go through some of the same challenges just like any other parents, especially since they have three children. Here’s what Kate Middleton said about the struggles of parenting and why a lot of people could relate to her and what kind of rules the Duchess and Duke have set up for their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Kate Middleton tells us that all parents experience these difficulties
At a charity Family Action in London Kate Middleton discussed the issues mothers and father go up against after the first years of giving birth with the parents and volunteers attending the event.
“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,” she told us. “After that there isn’t a huge amount — lots of books to read. Everybody experiences the same struggle.”
Kate Middleton went on to say, “Personally becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it’s also been a huge challenge, even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.”
The Family Actin charity organization is there to “transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.”
The Duchess was there to launch the new program FamilyLine, which is actually a free hotline that a parent can call and get advice on any issue they might be having with their children. You can also access it through text messaging and email.
What was Prince William scared about when it comes to parenthood?
Kate wasn’t the only one talking about issues parents face, her husband also opened about what it’s like being a parent and said what he feared just after becoming a father for the first time.
An event called Future Dads in February 2019 had Prince William as a guest.
Prince William said that babies are “so fragile, everything’s so tiny, their little fingers and toes, you do feel like if you move them around too much they’re going to break almost but they don’t … The fear of having a newborn baby that’s very vulnerable and that’s what you spend most of your time worrying about, thinking what do I do? And that’s the thing isn’t it, it’s very daunting of how tiny they are when they first arrive.”
Under what rules do the royal children live?
Just like any other parents Prince William and Kate Middleton have a set of rules for their kids when they are at home, but of course they don’t know everything so it’s a process.
Prince William mentioned in an interview that “We still haven’t worked out what the right balance is for online time,” and that “We’re going to have that discussion with our family, how on earth are we going to police and have family time when the phones are all put down and you’re offline? Because we’re all so connected now that we’ve got to say, ‘Right, for instance, we’re eating now.’”
As far as TV goes the Cambridge kids can spend time watching it only if they was something as a family.
The Prince said this on a Radio 1 show, “You have to pretend you’re really interested in it because George gets very upset if you’re not showing due diligence to the characters.”
In their opinion the most important thing for them now is open communication and for their children to be able to freely express their emotions.