The Duchess of Cambridge has given several interviews over the years, but Kate Middleton (38) has never been so candid about motherhood as in her very first podcast interview with Giovanna Fletchers (35). She talks about her own youth and love of the great outdoors, among other things.
“Playing games, gardening, crafts: I try to give my children the same experiences in their upbringing”
In the podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby Kate tells what she believes is the most important thing for a good upbringing. There are a few things she has noticed, one of which is the quality of relationships. “Those moments you spend with the people around you. I remember that from my childhood. And there is also the environment where you spend time: a happy home, a safe place,” says the mother of three.
Kate herself spent a lot of time outside as a child and allowed her children the same. “I think it’s great for the physical and mental wellbeing and laying the foundation for your development,” she says passionately. “It’s so wonderful to spend time outside, building those quality relationships, without the distractions of ‘I have to cook’ and ‘I have to do this’. And it’s actually that simple.”
Outdoor life, Prince William’s wife was introduced to it. During the interview, she praised her grandmother for this: “I had a wonderful grandmother who spent a lot of time with us. Playing games, gardening, crafts: I try to give my children the same experiences in their upbringing.”
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Interviewer Giovanna Fletcher is grateful for her honest answers. “Kate is in a very unique position to raise her children. But in the end, we all experience the same thing. We all have sleepless nights, we teach our children how to get their hands on everything, or whatever.”
Now that Harry and Meghan are out of the picture, Kate slowly returns to the foreground.