Kate Middleton Gets Candid About the Fact That She, Too, Has Parenting Struggles Sometimes
Kate Middleton might be the mum of actual princes and a princess, but she's still a parent with many of the same stresses and concerns as others. As part of her royal engagements, Kate visited the Family Action charity in London, where she launched a service called FamilyLine. The confidential helpline is set up for any parent struggling "with any aspect of family life, such as parenting challenges, family conflict, relationship difficulties, or mental health and wellbeing."
When Kate met with FamilyLine volunteers, she got candid about the fact that she is not immune to parenting woes. "Everybody experiences the same struggle," she said, according to E! News. "You get a lot of support with the baby years . . . particularly in the early days up to the age of about one, but after that there isn't a huge amount — lots of books to read."
A volunteer weighed in and said, "Why she's a great supporter of our service is that she does recognise that families have the same pressures and struggles and she's no exception. She may have slightly different circumstances to the rest of us but, you know, being a parent is being a parent." Truth. Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 8 months, may be adorable, but the 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is probably tired just like you.