News |  5th Apr 2017

Kate Middleton speaks out about the challenges of motherhood

As a society, let's encourage new mums to speak out, and speak the right support at the right time. 

Kate, 35, spoke of the ‘sheer overwhelming experience’ of motherhood, and the insecurities she's felt because of it.

‘Becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience,’ she said.

‘However, at times it has also been a huge challenge — even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not,’ the mother-of-two said during the London event which launched the Out of the Blue series of educational films about maternal mental health.

‘There is no rule book. No right or wrong. You just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family,’ she said.

‘For many mothers — myself included — this can, at times, lead to lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance.’

Kate and her husband, Prince William, are parents to three-year-old Prince George and his sister, Princess Charlotte, who turns two in May.

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