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Duchess Catherine: “Parenting is tough”

The royal mother-of-two opens up on the hardships of motherhood as she takes on her first engagement of 2017.

On Wednesday, for the first time this year, The Duchess of Cambridge stepped back into the spotlight for a very important reason.
Dressed in a primary blue coat and still sporting her birthday glow – she celebrated her 35th birthday on Monday – Kate took to London’s Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families to find out more about the importance of early intervention for youngsters dealing with mental health issues.
Part of her day’s engagement saw Prince William’s wife listen in as a group of mothers spoke out about the treatment programs which have helped them to overcome and manage a history of addiction and abuse.
“Parenting is tough,” the mother of Prince George, three, and Charlotte, one, said honestly.
“And with the history and all the things and the experiences you’ve all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers…
“I find it extraordinary how you’ve managed actually. So really well done.”
The royal was a vision as she attended her first engagement of the year.
The royal then joined in on a “theraplay” session, which promotes the attachment relationship between parents and their little ones.
The Anna Freud Centre is one of eight partner charities of Heads Together, an organisation spearheaded by Prince William, brother Prince Harry and Kate herself.

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