Kate Middleton has opened up about being a parent.
A few days before the Duchess of Cambridge’s big event on Monday, she opened up about the challenges of parenthood. Middleton spoke up to address the fears and struggles of parenting, especially when it comes to “fear of judgment” and “isolation.”
“I can understand that people are nervous about asking for help for fear of judgment, and how that sense of isolation can quickly become overriding and debilitating for any new parent,” Middleton said.
“Recognising that the task of parenting is substantial, I have realised the importance of working to make it easier for parents to request support,” the royal mom-of-three continued. “Your work has helped me see more clearly where there are gaps in this support for parents and families.”
Prince William’s wife has focused her attention on providing children support in her patronages. At the moment, Middleton has 10 patronages that include children’s charities such as Action for Children, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Place2Be.
Middleton recognized the challenges of bringing transformation that will make positive changes for the generation to come. She added that she’s inspired by the people she meets and is committed to supporting this endeavor.
On Monday, Middleton will have a big moment at the Chelsea Flower Show. The duchess designed a garden that will be unveiled on the first day of the annual flower show, which will also be attended by other members of the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth II is expected to be there to support Middleton. Her Majesty will view the RHS Back to Nature Garden that Middleton co-designed with the Royal Horticultural Society and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White.
Middleton’s garden has been plagued by a number of controversies. First, she was accused of cultural misappropriation due to the design of the garden, which included a teepee in the layout.
Native Americans regard the cone-shaped tent as sacred, and it was a bold move for the duchess to make it a prop in her garden. Sociology professor Frank Furedi, along with others, however, have defended the Duchess of Cambridge’s decision.
According to him, what Middleton did was “harmless enough.” He also added that the duchess should have the freedom to do something “a bit offbeat sometimes.”
Second, Meghan Markle also designed a similar garden. One insider said that Kensington Palace intervened and stopped Prince Harry and Markle from eclipsing Middleton’s pride and joy.