The Duchess of Cambridge was going to visit Hornsey Road Children’s Centre. But her third pregnancy has made significant changes. Only now Kate felt good enough to meet new parents and to share her experience with them. Family Action, a charity of which the Royal family is patron, aims to assist families with children: it helps with emergency medical care, sponsors babies’ care and provides psychological support for parents.
During a visit to a care center, Kate met Billy, a 39-year-old single father, who is raising his 7-month-old daughter Violet. The man told: “I was suffering from severe depression, I was completely lost, but then one day I decided to take care of my daughter as much as I can and to get on with my life for her. And Family Action helped him succeed.
Kate sincerely responded that the fatherhood wasn’t also easy for her husband Prince William. When he became a father for the first time, he was lost and didn’t know what to do.
Volunteer Maggie Sandy has been working with Billy and other parents. She said: “It’s so important to offer support to dads specifically. After the birth of a baby, they get sidelined and their feelings and wishes aren’t gathered.”
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke also to new mothers and
even played with their children.
Kate described her motherhood as a “rewarding and wonderful experience”, but admitted that sometimes she has lacked confidence.