Kate Middleton Admits to Feeling ‘Lonely’ and ‘Isolated’ as a Mother
The Duchess of Cambridge has made a heartfelt confession about the “loneliness” of motherhood.
Kate opened up during a visit to a west London high school, where she joined a discussion on the issue of mental health.
The group also included the Duke of Cambridge, Harry, students and Emma Bunton, who had presented their Heart radio breakfast show from the Global Academy in Hayes.
After two mothers, supporters of the royal trio’s Heads Together mental health campaign, discussed how they became friends after bonding through mutual loneliness, Kate replied: “Yes, 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 added: “It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you.”
Kate was chatting to Katie Massie-Taylor and Sarah Hesz, who have launched an app to help mothers of young children make friends with others in a similar situation.
Commenting on the Duchess’s admission, Ms Hesz said: “It’s not surprising because we do know all mums feel that, and it doesn’t matter where you live. It is something you go through when you become a mum and it’s a challenge for everyone, whether you’re royalty or a normal mum.”
William, Kate and Harry have spent the past few days championing their Heads Together campaign, which aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health problems.
On Wednesday, Harry explained his decision to speak out about the issues he faced after his mother’s death, saying it was ”only right” that he aired his experiences as he wanted to encourage others to ”smash that stigma” around talking about mental health.
Fair olay to both Kate and Harry for being so honest about issues that impact us all……
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