Kate Middleton opens up on 'mum isolation' during honest chat about coronavirus pandemic

Kate has been offering her support to mothers as they reveal how they have been helping others

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Kate Middleton shared her support for other mums and the "isolation" they have faced during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge opened up about motherhood and shared her support for mums who faced hardships during the coronavirus lockdown.
  • Duchess Catherine met up with fellow mums in a London park to chat all things parenting and how it can be "isolating".
  • This royal news comes after Prince William said something lovely about his children.

The Duchess of Cambridge met up with mothers and their children in a London park to talk about the pressures of being a mum during these tough times, as part of a recent royal engagement.

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Duchess Catherine, who shares children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, two, with husband Prince William, visited the Old English Garden in Battersea Park to meet up with the families to open up about how sharing worries with others can alleviate stress.

Kate heard accounts from the mothers who admitted they faced hard times during the coronavirus lockdown period.

The Duchess told the mums, "It’s good being able to listen and being listened to while being off-guard. It is so important for your emotional wellbeing.

"With your experiences it’s so important that you’ve been through it. Without what you are providing, that form of relationship, you can feel so isolated.

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"You should be very proud," she added.

Meeting with mothers Jessie Brett and Nalini Sadai who both provide peer-to-peer support for the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Kate opted for a smart casual outfit, complete with a pair of white trainers.

The down to earth Duchess also met with eight organisations via video call who provide support for families. Among those she spoke to, was Leeds Dads - a group set up to help families with young children.

The Duchess said, "A huge well done to all of you, I know there’s a big team of you out there in communities across the country.

"Both William and I hear about how vital these relationships are to families –they’re a real lifeline."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)