Kate Middleton Reminisces About Being A New Mum To Prince George And Prince Louis

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Kate Middleton has reminisced about the early days of motherhood and Prince George and Prince Louis as babies during a visit to the Royal Surrey County Hospital's postnatal ward.

Earlier this week, the Princess of Wales shared intimate details about her first few days as a new mother to her sons while meeting baby Giles Talbot-Erasmus.

The Princess of Wales had heard about the holistic support the hospital offered to pregnant women and new mothers to the Princess of Wales before heartwarmingly saying of her youngest son, Prince Louis, four,: 'I keep thinking Louis is a baby but he's a big boy now. It just feels like yesterday.'

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Referring to Giles' mittens, she then compared his scrunched-up pose to that of her eldest child, Prince George, nine.

'George was so huddled up too, he spent quite a few days like that,' she said of him as a newborn.

The mother-of-three, who also shares seven-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte with her husband Prince William, also detailed her experience of giving birth, describing it as a 'shock to the system', irrespective of how prepared you are.

She told new mothers: 'No matter how much everyone tells you what you expect, it's a shock to the system, isn't it?' after hearing about their births.

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'You have this idea of what will happen but every single birth is different.'

After Middleton's visit to the hospital, its deputy director of midwifery, Amy Stubb, said that the Princess admitted to the pressure she felt choosing a name for all three of her and Prince William's children.

Stubb recalled: 'She just really talked about her own children including how they chose their names.

'A lot of the new mums and dads are thinking about how to choose names for their babies, and they spoke with her about how Kate and William made their choice.

'She said they were their favourite names and that obviously the world was waiting for them to name their children — and that felt like quite a big pressure!'

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During a previous visit to Little Village, a family support hub in Brent, Middleton admitted that she couldn't stop referring to her youngest child as 'my baby'.

The Duchess of Cambridge said: 'I keep thinking Louis is my baby, but he's a proper boy now.'

A source previously told Hello! about Middleton's 'down-to-earth mum' moment.

The insider shared that Middleton would take her children to a local trampolining park in south-west London, where she blended in easily with other parents.

Explaining her seemingly normal approach to parenting, the source said: 'Kate takes her kids to the trampoline park quite regularly and really blends in as any other mum.

'She went a couple of Saturdays ago with George and Louis and took her shoes off like everyone else, and was walking around the edge of the trampolines following her sons. It was a very down-to-earth mum moment, very sweet.'

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Middleton, who is a patron of the children's mental health charity Place2Be and read a bedtime story to the nation's children in February for Children's Mental Health Week, recently moved to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

In line with the move, her children started Lambrook School near Ascot in September, which marked the first time Prince Louis attended school with his older siblings.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte previously attended Thomas' Battersea, while Prince Louis was at his sister's former nursery, The Willcocks Nursery School.

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