Kate Middleton on motherhood: "It is lonely at times"

The Duchess of Cambridge opens up about her own struggles

By Lydia Chan | Published: 21 Apr 2017

Kate on motherhood
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Fresh off Prince Harry's brave move of revealing that he sought therapy to deal with late on-set grief, his sister-in-law Kate Middleton has also shared her own struggles. The Duchess of Cambridge, the mother to the adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte, often looks like she and her family have a picture-perfect life, but she also relates to a common problem faced by mothers: loneliness.

At the official opening of a new school in Hayes, London called Global Academy, the Duchess said that mothers shouldn't feel alone in their personal battles. She had also been talking to the women who launched an app that helps connect mothers and encourage conversations about mental health.

"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 said. "It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you."

Prince William and Duchess Kate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte (Photo: Splashnews)

Earlier this week, her husband Prince William also had a chat with Lady Gaga about mental illness. The British royal family is working hard to abolish the stigma surrounding mental health through their Heads Together campaign that promotes mental well-being. Their willingness to be so open in addressing this issue is inspired by the late Princess Diana.

"What my mother believed in is if the fact that you are in a position of privilege or a position of responsibility and if you can put your name to something that you genuinely believe in…then you can smash any stigma you want," Prince Harry said during his interview earlier this week.

Thank you to the royal trio for reminding us that we're truly not alone.

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