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Kate Middleton Appears on Her First Ever Podcast to Discuss Motherhood

Kate Middleton Appears on Her First Ever Podcast to Discuss Motherhood

The Duchess of Cambridge opened up about parenting Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

  • ate Middleton has recorded an episode of Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast, Happy Mum, Happy Baby.
  • The Duchess of Cambridge’s episode will go live on Saturday February 15.
  • Kate recorded the podcast during a nursery visit in Stockwell, London, on January 29.

The Duchess of Cambridge has started 2020 by promoting a new survey called “Five Big Questions on the Under Fives.”

In late January, Kate Middleton visited Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school where she helped to serve breakfast to children. The duchess also secretly recorded an episode of blogger and author Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast, Happy Mum, Happy Baby, during the visit.

This marks Kate’s first foray into podcasting, and gave the duchess an opportunity to discuss the work she does with children and young people. According to a Kensington Palace press release, the Duchess of Cambridge discussed her own childhood, and drew from her experience as a mom to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Kate explained, “I had an amazing Granny who devoted a lot of time to us, playing with us, doing arts and crafts and going to the greenhouse to do gardening, and cooking with us, and I try and incorporate a lot of the experiences that she gave us at the time into the experiences that I give my children now.”

She continued, “There are also the environments you spend time in as well: a happy home, a safe environment. As children, we spent a lot of time outside and it’s something I’m really passionate about. I think it’s so great for physical and mental wellbeing and laying [developmental] foundations. It’s such a great environment to spend time in, building those quality relationships without the distractions of ‘I’ve got to cook’ and ‘I’ve got to do this.’ And actually, it’s so simple.”

The duchess also revealed that a crucial element of her current project has involved listening. She explained, “I think ultimately if you look at who’s caring and looking after and nurturing children in the most vital period from pregnancy all the way to the age of five, you know parents and carers are right at the heart of that, and families are right at the heart of that, and although I’ve spoken to the scientists and the service providers, it’s so important to listen to families.”

Per the official press release, “Having met in Birmingham at the launch of ‘Five Big Questions on the Under Fives,’ The Duchess of Cambridge and Giovanna Fletcher sat down after a joint visit to LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery in London to talk about the work that has built up to this landmark survey, the importance of the early years, and some of their shared experiences as mothers to three children.”

Fletcher previously shared a snap of the visit on Instagram, along with the caption, “My 35th year started with an engagement alongside the Duchess of Cambridge to Stockwell Gardens Nursery where we heard from parents, carers and staff about the importance of early years and their hopes for future generations. We talked about nutrition and what the nursery do to encourage healthy food habits, and then served up breakfast. My highlight was possibly one little girl telling us her name was Peppa and that her mate was George… she then told us The Duchess was called Daddy Pig, leaving me to be Mummy Pig. I laughed a lot.”