One of the benefits of being a parent in the 21st century is, of course, having access to an abundance of information on just about any topic. Similarly, you can find the answers to countless questions through parenting groups on Facebook and other social network/community sites. So, it's no wonder that Kate Middleton is rumored to have created a secret account to take advantage of one of the U.K.'s most popular mom sites.
Express reports that the Duchess of Cambridge, who is now a mom to three—Prince George, 4, Princess Charlotte, 2, and Prince Louis, 10 weeks, uses Mumsnet. The intel comes from a source close to the royal family, who said that the 36-year-old is just like moms all over the world in that she often seeks parenting info online.
"Kate has turned to websites like Mumsnet and Baby Centre for guidance," the source said. "She has adopted an anonymous name, and mainly posts questions about issues she and Prince William disagree on, like watching cartoons before bed. Using these websites has really helped Kate, although she’d never admitted to using the web for advice —the Royal Family tend to ‘just get on with it’ when it comes to raising children."
But the source explains that Kate appreciates more than the advice itself. She's also a fan of the "camaraderie" of sharing and engaging with other moms.
According to the U.K. site Heart, even Prince William has alluded to the fact that Kate is a fan of online parenting communities. He previously awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) to Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts, who admitted she had speculated as to whether Kate was an anonymous poster. His response, according to Roberts: "She may well be."
And there you have it.