Kate Middleton Gets Real About How Motherhood Feels Isolating And Her Honesty Is Inspiring
The royal family are doing something somewhat unprecedented for the British Monarchy – opening up about their own personal struggles with mental health and parenting, to the public.
Following Prince Harry’s recent admission he sought counseling following the death of his mother, Princess Diana, it’s now the turn of the Duchess of Cambridge to discuss her own experiences as a first-time mother, when she gave birth to Prince George in 2013.
Speaking with mothers during a meeting at the Global Academy, the 35-year-old mother-of-two admitted to feeling isolated after having children.
‘It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated, but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through,’ she told the women, who co-founded an app called Mush that helps connect mothers, according to E!.
‘It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you,’ she added.
The royal’s comments comments come weeks after her remarks during a visit to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
According to ELLE she said: ‘Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience,” she started then. “However, at times it has also been a huge challenge—even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.’
‘Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight. You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual, to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.
‘And yet 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. For many mothers, myself included, this can, at times lead to lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance,’ she added.
Kate – who is currently in the throngs of helping her sister, Pippa, prepare for her upcoming wedding to financier, James Matthews next month – also took the opportunity to praise her brother-in-law for his bravery in opening up about coping with the loss of a parent.
‘We all felt there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations, [so] we’ve got to do the same…he’s been brilliant,’ she noted.
Proof the royal family are just like us – human.
Source: elleuk com
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