KATE Middleton has opened up about the “isolation” she felt as a new mum when she had Prince George.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, spoke during an engagement today in Wales - where she lived with William when he was working for the Royal Air Force.
Speaking to workers at a children and parents centre in Cardiff, she said: “It’s nice to be back in Wales.
“I was chatting to some of the mums. It was the first year and I’d just had George — William was still working with search and rescue — and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey.
“It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around, and he was doing night shifts.
“So…if only I had had a centre like this.”
The mum-of-three spent time today with parents and their babies at the Ely and Careau Children's Centre as she revealed the new focus on promoting a project that encourages a focus on early childhood.
The centre is located in an economically-challenged part of the Welsh capital, and parents can get support there, along with enrolling their kids.
She was pictured laughing as she chatted with fellow mums and dads during the visit to the sensory class - looking stunning in a £149 Massimo Dutti coat paired with a leopard print £10 skirt from Zara and £845 Ralph Lauren boots.
William was still working with search and rescue — and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey. It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around, and he was doing night shifts.Kate Middleton
Shortly after Prince George was born in 2013, the couple moved to the grand 18th century Anmer Hall in Norfolk, and made a number of friends in the area.
This location was near to William’s job as a pilot with the East Anglian Ambulance Service.
The Cambridge family then moved to Kensington Palace in London during September 2017, so the couple could become full-time working royals and prepare for Prince George starting school.
Kate said today at the Ely and Careau Children's Centre: “I see amazing work you’re doing here in so many areas.
“It’s just bringing it to light. The critical work you’re doing has a massive social — and economic — impact later down the years.”
The visit comes just days after the royal mum admitted she's broody, but husband Prince William doesn't want any more kids.
The parents - who have Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-year-old Prince Louis, visited a children's centre in Bradford last week, where Kate made the admission.
It comes after her brother-in-law Prince Harry headed to Canada to be with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie.
The Sussexes have relocated to North America after the couple announced they were stepping down from the royal family in bombshell news.
But Kate has continued to perform her royal duties, this week already attending a palace reception with husband Prince William.
Launching the survey, she described the early years as the "most crucial" for "future health and happiness."
Kate has made the subject one of the main pillars of her public work and travelled to Birmingham to highlight her ambitious project to ask "five big questions on the under fives" which will guide her future work.
The poll will be online for a month. The results will be revealed in March and will determine Kate’s next steps.
She has been quietly working on the theme since getting married eight years ago.
Kate views it as a lifelong project with which she can make a tangible difference.
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