Kate Middleton might be accustomed to fancy meals and a staff who caters to her every need, but the 36-year-old royal admits her favorite thing is spending quality time with her three young children, Prince George, 4, Princess Charlotte, 3, and newborn Prince Louis.
“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 together that I cherish,” Kate wrote in a new letter released on May 23 for the UK’s Children’s Hospice Week.
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“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,” Prince William‘s wife added in her statement. “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.”
William, 35, and Kate tied the knot in April 2011. They welcomed son George in July 2013, daughter Charlotte in May 2015, and son Louis in April 2018. The Duchess — who has supported children’s hospices and palliative care charities for years — also works to destigmatize mental health issues through her royal work.
In a previous interview, Kate candidly opened up about the challenges of motherhood and admitted that being a parent can be “lonely at times.” She said the experience had left her feeling “quite isolated” in the past. As for their personal parenting styles, Kate and William both ensure that their children don’t spend too much time playing on iPads and enjoy being creative and outdoor activities. “As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment, they’re firm believers in toys, outdoor play, and encouraging an active imagination,” a royal source previously revealed. In the past, Kate and William have also confessed that George “is fascinated by fencing” and “is very good at arts and crafts,” while Charlotte enjoys horseback riding.
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