Kate Middleton Gripes About Life as a Mom: I Get No Support!

by at .

There's a lot to envy about the life of Kate Middleton 

She lives the pampered life of an A-list celebrity, but unlike the Kim Kardashians of the world, Kate isn't forced to constantly chase clout by posting selfies or living her life out on camera.

Kate Middleton Gushes Over Louis

But while Kate has the option of hiding behind palace walls, she occasionally steps down from her ivory tower to engage with the peasants.

And it seems her charmed life might be much more relatable than most of her loyal subjects might think.

After all, Kate may have the support of nanny Maria Burallo, but she's still a mother of three, which is a taxing job under any circumstances.

Kate Middleton Waves Hi

Yes, Kate welcomed her third child, and she opened up about life as a mom while visiting the UK charity Family Action this week.

“It’s so hard. You get a lot of support with the baby as a mother particularly in the early days, but after the age of 1 it falls away,” she told a small crowd during her visit.

“After that, there isn’t a huge amount — lots of books to read.”

Kate Middleton and Prince William Smile Big

No doubt many mothers can relate to the situation that Kate is describing.

But the Duchess of Cambridge may have overplayed her hand when she stated that she's in the same boat with every other mum.

“Everybody experiences the same struggle,” Kate told the crowd.

Yeah, not quite, Kate ...

Kate and Her Kid

That whole full-time live-in nanny thing?

Yeah, most parents don't receive that kind of support in their "struggle."

But despite some major lifestyle differences, it seems most of the young mothers on hand identified with Kate and appreciated her comments.

Royal Baby #3!

“When she came in it felt like just another friend,” a woman named Dawn told People magazine.

“She was really nice, she was easy to talk to and interacted with us all. And she listened. And when we got emotional she was a bit . . . you know!

Dawn added:

Royal Baby #3!

“She was saying we were brave to be able to speak about our stories and come out and speak about what’s happening with us. She was very compassionate.

"I was scared – should I curtsy, should I say Ma’am. But from the time she walked in there was this presence and everyone just felt at ease.

“She’s a mom and it wasn’t easy for her, as well, so it was really good [her coming],” she added.

Kate, William and the Kids

“That royal thing went out the window once she sat down.”

So apparently Kate is one of those mega-celebs who possesses the mysterious ability to make the plebes feel at ease.

We call it the Oprah effect, and it's about as rare as royalty.

Show Comments
Tags: ,

Kate Middleton Biography

Royally Pretty Girl
A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
Born
Birthplace
Reading, England
Full Name
Kate Middleton