Kate Middleton Shares Never-Before-Seen Photo of Princess Charlotte, Says It ‘Means So Much’ to Her

It’s the little things that matter! Kate Middleton touched on all things motherhood when she appeared on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast. During her chat with host Giovanna Fletcher, she referenced one of her favorite photos of her daughter Princess Charlotte, which has now been released to the public via the Kensington Royal Instagram page.

“I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me it’s moments like that mean so much to me as a parent,” she said of a photo she took herself of her beautiful daughter. She went on to explain that she tries to share in those special moments in with each of her children on a regular basis, even if she feels that she doesn’t necessarily have the time.

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“I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me it’s moments like that mean so much to me as a parent. • I try every day to put moments like that in, even if they’re small or even if I don’t have time”. • Swipe 👉 to listen to The Duchess of Cambridge speaking about her experiences as a parent on the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast with @MrsGiFletcher. On the special podcast, The Duchess spoke about the importance of the early years, and about her landmark ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey. It takes just 5 minutes to have your say in the biggest ever conversation on early childhood — visit the link in our bio to answer The Duchess’s #5BigQuestions. Photo © The Duchess of Cambridge

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And with a hectic schedule like Kate’s, it can be difficult finding the time — and with that comes plenty of mom guilt. While on the podcast, the mother-of-three also touched on the struggles she goes through as a working mother, and how she aims to prioritize the quality time she spends with her children. “Spending quality time with your children [is] not really whether you’ve done every single drop-off and every single pick-up, but actually it’s those quality moments that you spend with your child, where you’re actually properly listening to them, properly understanding what they feel.”

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“There’s such a pull,” she continued. “But I am such a hands-on mom, and whatever you’re doing you want to make sure you’re doing the uttermost best job you can for your children.”

She really is just like us — check out 14 photos of Kate doing regular mom things!

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