The Duchess of Cambridge has addressed the difficulties of motherhood once again. The royal might have more help than most mothers, but that doesn't mean she finds parenting easy all the time.
Talking at the Family Action headquarters on Tuesday to help launch its new FamilyLine hotline service, the Duchess said that she'd noticed a lack of support for mothers after their child is over one year old
Catherine is mother to Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three and Prince Louis, who is nine-months-old.
'It’s so hard,' she said, according to the Daily Mail. 'You get a lot of support with the baby as a mother particularly in the early days but after the age of one it falls away. After that there isn’t a huge amount – lots of books to read. Everybody experiences the same struggle.'
This isn't the first time that the Duchess has discussed the issue, having made a speech in 2017 in which she highlighted the importance of new mothers opening up about any post-baby mental health concerns.
'Even for me, who has support at home that most mothers do not. Nothing can really prepare you for the sheer, overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother,' she said. 'For many mothers, myself included, this can at times lead to a lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance.'
The same year she admitted that she had felt 'lonely at times' and 'quite isolated'.
'But, so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through,' she said. 'It is being brave enough ... to reach out to those around you.'
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