Kate Middleton on What She Wants Her Royal Children to Remember about Their Childhood

The Duchess of Cambridge opened up about what she wants her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, to remember about their childhood in a rare interview. 

Kate Middleton recently appeared on her first-ever podcast interview with host Giovanna Fletcher on the show called "Happy Mum, Happy Baby." She talked about the impact that the early years can have on people. 

The royal also took this opportunity to let everyone know about her own childhood years and what she would want her kids to remember about their childhood when they grow up. 

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🎙️ The Duchess of Cambridge has joined @MrsGiFletcher for an episode of the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast to talk about her landmark #5BigQuestions survey. On the special episode of ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’, released on Saturday, 15th February at 1600 GMT The Duchess and Giovanna discuss the importance of the early years, their shared experiences as mothers to three children, and The Duchess’s ‘5 Big Questions on the Under fives’ survey. It’s not too late to have your say in the biggest national conversation on the early years — visit the link in our bio to complete the survey 📋 and help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come.

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LOOKING BACK

In the rare interview, that was broadcasted on February 16, Middleton shared that she had been wondering about what memories she would want her children to cherish as they grow older. 

Middleton was fairly certain that she wanted her kids to remember the times they spent as a family playing and having fun outdoors rather than a stressful household where they were trying to do everything and not really succeeding at one thing.

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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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Later on in the interview, the Duchess of Cambridge also reminisced her childhood days when she spent time in the English countryside with her family. 

MIDDLETON'S CHILDHOOD

The princess was the eldest child in the family and grew up with her younger sister Pippa, 36, and younger brother James, 32. Not to forget her supportive parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, who attended every sporting event the princess participated in. 

Middleton also confessed that she considers herself lucky to have had such a happy childhood with a strong family that always supported her and her siblings. 

As the princess recalled her athletic days, she noted that whenever she participated, her parents would be the ones on the side-line shouting. They always had their family holidays together.

Kate Middleton at Younger Hall after her graduation ceremony, June 23, 2005 in St Andrews, Scotland. | Source: Getty Images

Kate Middleton at Younger Hall after her graduation ceremony, June 23, 2005 in St Andrews, Scotland. | Source: Getty Images

FIVE BIG QUESTIONS

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been allocated more duties as members of the royal family since the shakeup that happened some time ago. 

However, the dedicated parents are making efforts not to let work get in the way of them spending time with their darling children, which is why they're taking some time off to spend with the kids over their half-term break. 

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The Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital today to learn more about the creative art workshops which are delivered by the @nationalportraitgallery Hospital Programme. The NPG works closely with Evelina London to bring workshops and artists into the hospital, helping to support the health, wellbeing and happiness of the children who receive care there. The Duchess joined children and their families who were taking part in a ‘Playful Portraits’ workshop, and helped them to make sets and characters for their own pop-up theatres! 🎭🎨 The Duchess also visited Evelina’s Beach Ward to meet children who were taking part in the workshop at their bedsides. The Duchess is Patron of both Evelina London and the National Portrait Gallery.

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The princess came over on the podcast to raise awareness about mental and emotional health issues alongside the "Five Big Questions" survey, which is designed to generate conversation surrounding the importance and long-term impact of childhood experiences. 

Middleton expressed her love for simple things in life like "watching a fire on a really rainy day" and how those memories provide enjoyment now that her life is so busy and distracting. 

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