Kate Middleton has confessed that her husband Prince William struggled as a first time parent after the couple welcomed their firstborn, Prince George, back in 2013.
The Duchess of Cambridge made the surprising confession while visiting the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London yesterday.
Kate made the trip on her own to the centre to see the facilities which support local parents and young children. The Duchess, who is currently pregnant with her third child, had originally planned to visit the centre in September, but had to pull out of the engagement after suffering with Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Her sudden cancellation of a string of official visits forced the Palace to announce that Kate was pregnant earlier than planned.
During her visit to the children’s centre, Kate chatted to parents and families who had benefitted from the support offered by the facility.
During a conversation with one parent, a single-father named Billy, Kate revealed that Prince William had struggled to adjust to becoming a parent in the early days after Prince George was born.
Billy had been sharing his own experiences with his early struggles with parenting with the Duchess when she confided in him about William’s experiences as a first time dad to George.
William and Kate became parents for the first time in 2013
‘She was saying William was sort of similar and I just wanted to let her know how Family Action have been there for me and I think they need more support’, he said.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has opened up before about her own personal experiences with adjusting to motherhood after Prince George’s birth, but she has never before shared Prince William’s struggles.
‘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’, Kate has previously admitted.