Kate Middleton apparently felt a lot of “pressure” when deciding on the names of Prince William and her husband’s three children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.
my Stubbs, the assistant director of the maternity ward at Royal Surrey County Hospital, recalled visiting her Princess of Wales with the midwife in a recent interview with persons.
Kate visited Guildford hospital on Wednesday to learn more about his work with pregnant women and new mothers. The event also marked the first major solo royal engagement since the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
During the conversation, Stubbs praised the 40-year-old and explained how easy it was for the princess to communicate with the mothers around her.
“She was very relatable. She’s talked a lot about how it felt for her to become a mother,” Stubbs said.
As Kate continued to meet with the new parents and hospital staff, Stubbs claimed Kate opened up about her own experiences with her children.
More specifically, Stubbs explained that Kate spoke about how she and William made “her choices” for their children’s names.
“She’s only really spoken about her own children, including how they chose their names,” Stubbs continued.
“A lot of new moms and dads are pondering how to choose names for their babies, and they spoke to her about how Kate and William made their choices.”
Stubbs also said that part of the stress Kate experienced during the naming process was that the “world was waiting” for the royal couple to publicly announce what each of their three children would be named.
A patient recalled that Kate had asked one of the expectant mothers if she had come up with a name for her child during the visit.
After the parents-to-be said yes, Kate replied: “Everyone already has names for their babies. It took us ages to say our name.”
Elsewhere in her interview with personsStubbs called Kate “lovely” and described how she interacted with “new babies throughout the service.”
“She spent a lot of time speaking to a lot of staff and meeting moms and dads and newborns throughout the service,” Stubbs said. “It was a real pleasure for everyone to have this opportunity and it was a great endorsement to us as a ministry that she took the time to visit us.”
This health professional went on to share that the royal also spoke to parents about “mental well-being through pregnancy.”
“She was particularly interested in maternal mental health and how we support maternal mental well-being during pregnancy and in the early postpartum period,” Stubbs added.
“She particularly spent a lot of time talking to staff and families about this aspect of care and how that made them feel.”
TThis wasn’t the first time Kate has been vocal about mental health awareness. In June 2021, she launched the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood, which aims to “raise awareness of why the first five years of life are so important to our future life outcomes”.
During a 2020 appearance at the Happy mom, happy baby On the podcast, the Duchess of Cambridge explained how “passionate” she is about spending time outdoors for the sake of her own mental health.
“I think it’s so great for physical and mental well-being and laying [developmental] foundations,” Kate explained. “It’s such a great environment to hang out in and build those quality relationships without the distractions of ‘I have to cook’ and ‘I have to do this.’ And actually it’s that simple.”
She also recalled spending her childhood engaging in outdoor activities, habits she hopes to “incorporate” into her children’s lives.
“I had an amazing grandma who gave us a lot of time, played with us, did arts and crafts and went to the greenhouse to garden and cook with us,” she said. “And I’m trying to incorporate a lot of the experiences she gave us back then into the experiences I’m giving my kids now.”
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/kate-middleton-felt-big-pressure-when-choosing-names-for-her-three-children-42044539.html Kate Middleton felt “a lot of pressure” when choosing names for her three children