The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opened up about both the rewards of parenthood and the challenges it brings.
Focusing much of her charity work on children’s mental health and the importance of early intervention, Kate has spoken of how the people she has met have influenced her role as a mother.
From Prince George’s attempts to play tennis to Princess Charlotte’s love of dance and William being in denial about baby number three, here’s a look at the Duke and Duchess’s family life in quotes.
The third baby
“We need Catherine to get over this first bit and then we can start celebrating. It’s always a bit anxious to start with, but she’s well. There’s not much sleep going on at the moment” – William shortly after Kate’s third pregnancy was announced.
“William’s in denial” – Kate about the Duke’s reaction to having a third baby.
“The baby’s due any minute” – William to former Beatle Ringo Starr at an investiture.
“Ginger biscuits – but there’s not much ginger can do to stop that – we’ve done all that” – William on how Kate had tried using ginger to stop her severe morning sickness.
“It went well. There was one other parent who had more of an issue with their children – so I was quite pleased I wasn’t the one” – William on George’s first day at school
“George rules the roost and Charlotte isn’t far behind” – William after George began full-time education.
“As a mother, just getting used to leaving my own child at the school gates, it is clear to me that it takes a whole community to help raise a child” – Kate at a mental health conference.
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