Kate Middleton opened up about motherhood in a rare public letter
After giving birth to her third child a month ago, it seems Kate Middleton has a lot to reflect on at the moment. Maybe it's because shortly after giving birth to Prince Louis, she celebrated her daughter Charlotte's third birthday, and two weekends ago helped hustle the adorable kids who were the bridesmaids and groomsmen at the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
She also celebrated her own seven-year wedding anniversary with Prince William, and now that things seem to be calming down for her, Kate took the time to sit down and write an open letter about motherhood and the "moments that matter" the most to her.
It's all part of Children's Hospice Week, an initiative she is taking part in as a supporter for a group of children's hospices in the UK. It's incredibly rare to see an honest piece of communication from the Duchess of Cambridge and mother-of-three in person, and it's very touching.
"This Children’s Hospice week, as Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, I am celebrating the remarkable and life-changing support provided by children’s hospices and palliative care charities across the UK," she wrote. "They offer a lifeline to children and families facing the unimaginable."
Though she gave birth to three healthy babies and was privileged with many different pillars of support as she entered into motherhood, Kate wrote that she was "touched" by families who are less fortunate.
"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 went on. "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 36-year-old then went on to open up about her own experiences as a mother, elaborating upon the "simple family moments" that are most special to her.
"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 that I cherish."
Can't you just imagine little George, Charlotte and Louis all playing in their British backyard at the palace together? Adorable.
"I hope you will join me in supporting Children’s Hospice Week this year. Together we can champion the vital role that children’s hospices play in helping seriously ill children and families to have more precious moments," she concluded.
It was a moving letter that many mothers could relate to, showing that although the royal has a completely different life to us, the joys of motherhood and the things you cherish most are often the simple things – no matter who you are. Not only that, it also gave some insight into matters which we might not often hear about unless we're personally affected.
It's one of many children's charities and programmes the Duchess is part of, keeping her active with various duties alongside raising her kids. Here's hoping she now takes some time off to enjoy her well-deserved maternity leave.