Kate Middleton may be a member of the British royal family, but that does not make being a mother of three any easier, as she still experiences the same struggles as any other mother in the world.
Earlier this week, while visiting the Family Action charity in London, Kate opened up about the struggles she’s faced as a mother.
“It’s so hard,” she confessed. “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. After that, there isn’t a huge amount … of books to read. Everybody experiences the same struggle.”
During her pregnancies with Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 8 months, Kate suffered from a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. This left her bedridden at times and caused her to miss various important events, including George’s first day of school.
Being a royal, Kate does have the opportunity to have help. Back in 2013, Kate and her husband Prince William hired the latter’s former nanny, Jessie Webb, to help with baby George. Jessie stayed with them for a few months before she was replaced with Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who has been their full-time nanny ever since.
“They didn’t feel the need for an additional nanny,” a source said after the birth of Louis. “They feel they can handle everything with the same arrangement as before.”
“William and Kate very much prioritize bringing up the children in as normal an environment as possible over anything else,” a second insider said. “They haven’t lost sight of that.”
We wish Kate the best of luck as she continues her motherhood journey!