New motherhood can be overwhelming at the best of times, but even more so when you’re far from family and friends, and left alone at home with a newborn all day.
And while you might think Kate Middleton had a fleet of nannies and staff on hand when Prince George was born six years ago, the mother-of-three has revealed that she found the experience isolating.
Speaking at the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre in Wales, the Duchess shared, “I was chatting to some of the mums. It was the first year and I’d just had George. William was still working with search and rescue and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey. It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around, and he was doing night shifts. So if only I had had a center like this.”
Kate spent the day chatting to children and staff at the centre as part of her 24-hour tour of the UK, promoting her initiative to support the early development of children.
The 38-year-old has also commissioned a survey to find out more about the development of children under the age of five in England and Wales.
"The survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people across the UK as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes," the royal family shared on its offical Instagram page.