Kate Middleton tells medical staff that naming her children George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4, was difficult.
Both Kate Middleton and Prince William reported feeling “great pressure” when it came to choosing names for their three children.
Princess Diana visited the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford on Wednesday to learn about the services available to expectant and new mothers.
During her solo visit to the maternity ward, Kate cradled a “beautiful” preterm baby in her arms and opened out to the staff about the challenges she has had as a parent.
She talked on the difficulties of choosing names for her three children, George (now nine), Charlotte (now seven), and Louis (now four).
Director of the hospital claims Kate told experiences from her own life, including how difficult it was to choose names for the royal babies.
In 2021, Kate began her lifelong mission to aid children and their families by opening the Centre for Early Childhood.
Deputy director of midwifery Amy Stubbs was overjoyed by Kate’s visit because she knows how passionately Kate advocates for the value of nurturing a child in the first few years of life.
This is what she revealed to PEOPLE: “She mainly focused on her own family, explaining things like how her kids came up with their names.
“Many expectant parents have asked her about Kate and William’s naming process since they are struggling with the same decision.
“They’re their favourite names, she added, and the pressure to choose a name for their firstborn was intense.
“She spent a lot of time chatting to a lot of the staff and meeting moms, dads, and new infants throughout the whole service; it was a really joyous for everyone to have that opportunity, and it was immensely validating for us as a service.”
After spending time with hundreds of employees and members of the public, the royal’s visit stretched over by at least half an hour as she gushed over her own three children, remembering the squished newborn days and little fingernails.
She quipped that she hadn’t realised that Prince Louis is definitely a “big guy now” until she saw a genuine infant.
Just yesterday,” she remarked.
She also spoke with new parents about their experiences on a postnatal unit, where four infants had been born within the previous day.
As she listened to the stories of the “eventful” deliveries, she felt compassion: “It’s still a rude awakening, even if you’ve been told what to anticipate.
You have an expectation of what will occur, but every birth is unique.
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