The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her winning smile, and she delivered one of her most animated displays to date as she wowed crowds on a visit to a family charity in London.
Catherine, 37, looked as elegant as ever on the outing as she opted for a belted green dress by Beulah, which is said to cost around £550 (AU$1,000).
Wearing her hair loose over her shoulders in soft waves, Prince William’s wife laughed and smiled in front of the crowds outside before being presented with a bouquet of flowers which perfectly complimented her look. Towering in sky-high stilettos, she completely stole the show before meeting staff from charity Family Action to talk about motherhood in a powerful discussion inside.
While Catherine had royal staff on standby to help her with all three of her children, she reportedly told the women that every mother sometimes feels isolated and in need of help.
“It’s so hard. 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,” she said, according to the Mail Online.
“After that there isn’t a huge amount – lots of books to read. Everybody experiences the same struggle.”
The duchess was there to launch the charity’s new FamilyLine, a phone, text and email service to offer support to parents and carers quickly and efficiently.
And it’s not the first time Catherine has been openly honest about struggling to adapt to the pressures of motherhood. Speaking at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists last year, she said: “Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge – even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.”
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The Duchess of Cambridge visited @family_action’s Lewisham base today to launch their new national support line, FamilyLine. The new service connections ‘virtual’ volunteers by telephone calls, emails and texts to carers and parents in need of support. Swipe to see Her Royal Highness speaking to young carers supported by @Family_Action about the challenges they face managing their school work with caring for members of their family.
She added at the time: “For many mothers, myself included, this can, at times lead to lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance.”
While Catherine shares Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis with husband Prince William, the couple are now preparing to welcome their new niece or nephew as Prince Harry and Meghan await the arrival of their first baby together.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met members of the public during a special royal visit to the English town of Birkenhead recently, where reports claim 37-year-old Meghan let slip when she was due to give birth.
Royal Correspondent for UK publication The Sun explained on Twitter that the former actress told royalists at Birkenhead that she was six months pregnant and due to give birth at the end of April or the start of May.