Kate Middleton Opens Up About What She Cherishes Most As A Mother
Moms, can you relate?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now the parents to three adorable children: 4-year-old Prince George, 3-year-old Princess Charlotte and newborn Prince Louis. Since becoming a mother four years ago, the duchess has truly relished raising her family.
She recently shared what she “cherishes” most about motherhood in a letter to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, of which she is a patron.
“Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish,” she wrote.
We are delighted to share with you a letter of support from our Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for #ChildrensHospiceWeek https://t.co/JwGbMb68kI @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/JStWpQZ3dP
— EACH (@EACH_hospices) May 23, 2018
The letter was in support of Children’s Hospice Week, so she also mentioned how important it is for parents to enjoy creating memories with their children.
“The theme of Children’s Hospice Week this year is ‘Life’s Short’ and I am touched that children and young people are sharing what they love most in life and reminding us of how precious time is for everyone,” she wrote. “By supporting Children’s Hospice Week we can help them spread joy and positivity across the UK, encouraging everyone to make the most of moments that matter.”
The duchess has shown her support for the Children’s Hospices by raising awareness of the organization and visiting the East Anglia location to meet families who use their services.
“For any parent, being told that your child may have a life-limiting condition, or may die young, will be one of the most difficult and isolating experiences you can face. As Patron of @eachhospices I have seen the incredible difference that children’s hospice and palliative care services can make for children, young people and their families.” To mark #ChildrensHospiceWeek The Duchess of Cambridge asks everyone to join her in celebrating and shining a light on the lifeline services provided by children’s hospices across the UK – watch The Duchess’s message via the link in our bio.
She is also a living example that family time matters. Whether she is photographing her children or having their portraits taken, she has proven to be devoted to her family.
Here’s a photo she took of her daughter just after Prince Louis was born:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace. This image was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday. The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.
And here’s a photograph of the happy family from Christmastime:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year. The photograph shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken earlier this year by @chrisjacksongetty Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."
As with other members of the British royal family, the Cambridges brought along their children while visiting other countries in the Commonwealth. Here they are on a trip to Canada:
The Duke and Duchess were delighted to have the opportunity to introduce Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the people of Canada. It was wonderful for George and Charlotte to get to play with children from Canadian military families. Thank you to the Military Family Resource Centre and the team at Government House, Victoria. We hope everyone enjoys the photos! #RoyalVisitCanada
They are adorable when they go skiing as a family as well:
And their strolls look absolutely lovely:
The children look so happy playing in the yard:
Because picnics are the best, after all:
Can’t believe it’s been three years already! The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received for Prince George's 3rd birthday, and are delighted to share four new photographs of Prince George to mark his third birthday, taken by photographer Matt Porteous at their home in Norfolk in mid-July.
The duchess really does look like she’s at her happiest when she’s spending quality time with her husband and children. That smile says it all:
As part of the @Heads_Together campaign, The Duke of Cambridge has been interviewed on mental health for the July edition of British GQ. The interview was conducted by mental health campaigner Alastair Campbell, who shares a common cause to tackle the taboo around mental health. His Royal Highness was photographed for the magazine with The Duchess, Prince George and Princess Charlotte by Norman Jean Roy at Kensington Palace in April. The full interview and photographs will be published in GQ later this week.
Just hours after giving birth to baby number three, the duchess was positively filled with glee:
Clearly, she’s in her element living the mom life, and that really is a beautiful thing to see.