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Kate Middleton Says She Felt “Lonely” as a Mother

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Even royalty are not immune to everyday struggles. Kate Middleton admitted this morning that she too has struggled with motherhood since having Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

She confessed that motherhood has, at times, left her feeling lonesome. “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,” Duchess Kate told the founders of Mush, an app that connects mothers in the hopes of forming support networks. “It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you.”

“Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight. You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual, to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.”

“And yet there is no rule book, no right or wrong—you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family. For many mothers, myself included, this can, at times lead to lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance.”

As part of her hosting duties for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on Wednesday, the duchess commended Prince Harry for opening up about his emotional struggles after Diana’s death, E! News writes.

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