SHE might be gearing up for the role of Queen Consort but Kate Middleton suffers ‘mum guilt’ just like any other parent according to Giovanna Fletcher.
The Duchess of Cambridge appeared on Giovanna’s podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby last year where she spoke about her passion for Early Years.
And the wife of McFly’s Tom Fletcher says that the interview saw Kate, 39, share some candid truths about motherhood.
Speaking to Hello! this month about the interview, Giovanna, 36, said that she and teh Duchess, who is mum to George, 8, Charlotte, 6, and Louis, two, had bonded over their shared experiences.
She said: “It’s that whole mum guilt thing where your kids say, ‘Do you have to go to work today? Can’t you be here with me?’
“So knowing that she has that too made me feel less alone about leaving my two-year-old who always wants me at home.”
Giovanna went on to say that speaking to Kate had been like chatting with any ‘normal’ mum.
“Like with most people, as soon as they start talking about their kids, there’s a softness, it’s something that’s such a part of you,” she explained.
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“She’s definitely very, very hands-on and fills her kids’ time with adventure.”
Kate was speaking on ‘Happy mum, Happy Baby’ podcast to promote her ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ survey about the impact of childhood experiences on adult life.
The Duchess described how she suffered guilt about spending too much time away from her three children carrying out Royal duties.
But she praised the network of friends and family in her circle for their support.
She added: “I was having doubts and questions about the guilty element of being away for work and things like that.”
“The more people you have around your children who are safe and loving and caring, the better.
“It was a real weight off my shoulders that actually it’s not totally my responsibility to do everything, because you know we all have good days, bad days – and if you can dilute that with others who aren’t on that particular day struggling.
“I think it makes such a difference for your child, and keeping them as constant and happy as possible.”
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