The Duchess of Cambridge -- she's just like us! Well, okay, not entirely, but of course Kate Middleton grapples with many of the same challenges as other moms. Today, Wednesday, November 8, at the the Place2Be School Leaders Forum in London, the royal mom of two opened up about the important lesson she learned while getting comfortable with dropping Prince George off at school, according to Us.
“As a mother, just getting used to leaving my own child at the school gates, it is clear to me that it takes a whole community to help raise a child. Whether we are school leavers, teachers, support staff or parents we are all in this together,” the royal, who's expecting her third child, said. “Collaborating with experts like yourselves, we’re looking at providing easy access to information and practical tools to support teachers, parents and children feel comfortable talking about their mental health.”
She went on to discuss that important collaboration between educators and families. “We are all here today because we share the belief that every child deserves the chance to fulfill their potential," Middleton said. "When I came to this conference two years ago, I left with a real sense of energy and passion about what we could all achieve together. And I’m looking forward to learning even more today.”
Back in September, the Duchess was unable to take 4-year-old George to his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London. She had been feeling under the weather due to hypremesis gravidarum (HG), the rare pregnancy disorder that she also battled during her first two pregnancies, so Prince William adorably accompanied his little boy on the big day.
Given that experience and surely many others where she's leaned on her husband or others to help care for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Kate knows firsthand that it takes a village. That's a reality that's as old as time -- yet one that it never hurts for multitasking parents be reminded of!