Speaking candidly, the Duchess revealed how leaving her children at home when she goes away for work gives her “mum guilt”. She also revealed a question her eldest children – Prince George and Princess Charlotte – ask her which feels like a “challenge”.
The Duchess made the admission during an interview with Giovanna Fletcher for the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast.
Asked if she feels mum guilt, she replied: “Yes absolutely – anyone who doesn’t as a mother is actually lying.
“Yep – all the time. Even this morning, coming to the nursery visit here – George and Charlotte were like ‘Mummy how could you possibly not be dropping us off at school this morning?’
“It’s a constant challenge – you hear it time after time from mums, even mums who aren’t necessarily working and aren’t pulled in the directions of having to juggle work life and family life.”
However, Kate explained that she is able to deal with the feeling of guilt by making sure her three children are surrounded by “safe and loving and caring” people.
She said: “The more people you have around your children who are safe and loving and caring, the better.
“So yeah – 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 you can dilute that with others who aren’t on that particular day struggling.
“I think it makes such a difference for your child, keeping them as constant and happy as possible.”