The Duchess of Cambridge joked she is a ‘feeding machine’ constantly giving food to her three children as she spoke to young families in an interview that aired on BBC Breakfast today.
Kate Middleton, 38, revealed George, six, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, have ‘bottomless pits’ and are always on the lookout for food as she spoke to parents of toddlers in the grounds of Sandringham House, Norfolk.
The mother-of-three also admitted Louis struggles to understand social distancing and still wants to ‘cuddle everything’ when they go out.
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The Duchess of Cambridge joked she is a ‘feeding machine’ constantly giving food to her three children as she spoke to young families on a BBC Breakfast segment today, pictured
Kate Middleton, 38, revealed George, six, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, have ‘bottomless pits’ and are always on the lookout for their next snack or meal as she spoke to parents of toddlers in the grounds of Sandringham House, Norfolk. Pictured, with William and the children in April
She said: ‘My children have bottomless pits. I feel like a constant feeding machine for them. Louis doesn’t understand social distancing, he goes out wanting to cuddle everything, particularly any babies younger than him.’
She later added that Prince Louis has taken to running everywhere, saying: ‘If you put Louis down, he’s off’.
Kate was on hand to speak to family and BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin about the BBC’s Tiny Happy People initiative, which provides free resources to parents and is supported by the Royal Foundation.
Kate described the resources on the Tiny Happy People online platform as ‘gold dust’ for parents adding she wished something similar had been available when she had Prince George.
She said: ‘So much focus, particularly during pregnancy and when you have a newborn baby is the physical development. But what I found was missing was the support on how to further their emotional and mental development… And it’s that bit that I think you really need the support.’
The Duchess of Cambridge put on a stylish display as she marked the national launch of Tiny Happy People, a BBC Education initiative providing a range of free digital resources
The Duchess spoke to the families about the ways in which they have used the resources, and how they have seen their children’s language and communication develop as a result
Kate Middleton, 37, looked chic in a patterned £1,565 Emilia Wickstead monochrome shirt dress, cinched in at the waist, which is currently on sale for £469, and appears to have had its sleeves altered
The Duchess has been involved with the project for a number of months, having visited the Tiny Happy People team at Broadcasting House in London last November to take part in a creative workshop during which she worked with the team on some of the video resources and social media content.
Kate even contributed to two cartoon films – one on the ‘science of singing to bump’ while pregnant, and another on how eye contact is key to a baby’s language learning.
The BBC said the duchess helped with the character and background development for the two animations.
To mark the launch, last week The Duchess met three families who have been involved in the creation and piloting of Tiny Happy People.
The mother-of-three also appeared to have had a post-lockdown hair makeover, sporting honey-coloured highlights and a layered fringe around her face
Teaming the dress with tan wedges, Kate put on an animated display as she met with families who worked on the project, keeping a safe distance
To mark the launch, last week The Duchess met three families who have been involved in the creation and piloting of Tiny Happy People (seen with with Abu, Henrietta and their 11 month daughter Amirah)
The Duchess spoke with Ryan and his eight-month-old daughter Mia, as well as parents Henrietta, Abu and their 11-month-old daughter Amirah; and Kerry, Darren and their son Dexter, two.
The Duchess spoke to the families about the ways in which they have used the resources, and how they have seen their children’s language and communication develop as a result.
Kate said of the project: ‘Families and carers are at the heart of nurturing the next generation of happy, healthy adults, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn to for advice.
‘Tiny Happy People is an invaluable resource which provides parents and carers with support and tips, as well as simple activities to ensure children develop the language skills they need to have the best possible start in life.
‘I am delighted to have been part of its journey and hope families across the UK will enjoy exploring the resources.’
Kate was seen chatting with Kerry, Darren and their son Dexter, two, whom she met outside