Duchess Catherine has given a surprisingly candid confession about motherhood.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the mother-of-two admitted she sometimes experiences a ‘lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance’ when it comes to raising her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
‘Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience,’ she said at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.
‘However, at times it has also been a huge challenge - even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.
‘Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother.
‘It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight.
‘You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual, to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost. And yet there is no rule book, no right or wrong - you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family.’
She encouraged mothers struggling with mental health issues to seek health, saying: ‘Conversations are crucial for mental wellbeing and they should be part of everyday family life.’