Kate Middleton is baring a major part of herself and opening up about her life as a mother.
It’s been nearly 10 years since Kate and Prince William announced their engagement, but it’s rare for the Duchess of Cambridge to speak candidly about her personal life. Yet that’s exactly what she did in a revealing interview on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, where she chatted about life as a mom to 6-year-old Prince George, 4-year-old Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who turns 2 in April.
“She is exposing herself,” a palace source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “This is not a vanity exercise. This is her talking about her work and what she has learned as a mother because of her work.”
Kate, 38, revealed details of her pregnancy and even hit on how she “really quite liked labor.” She even admitted to feeling mom guilt when she has to leave her children to carry out official royal duties.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, debuted a shorter hairstyle during her three-day visit to Ireland, just in time for the warmer weather.
Last week, the 38-year-old's long locks were on full display as she attended a charity performance of "Dear Evan Hansen" in London.
Now, she appears to have trimmed a few inches off, and the resulting style looks fresh and sleek for spring.
We first saw the new look yesterday when the former Kate Middleton met with the president and first lady of Ireland, but it wasn't entirely clear that she had a new haircut since she had her locks pushed back ever so slightly with a large headband.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became the first members of the Royal Family to ever visit a Gaelic Athletic Association club. The GAA promotes indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes such as hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders. The couple spent the last day of their three-day visit to Ireland at Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club, where they carried out a range of the sports.
Kate and William took part in training drills and even impressed during a hurling shootout with young members.
According to the Irish News, the visit was a symbolic moment by the Royal Family.
Club secretary Conor McGauran said: ”Symbolically it's a massive deal for us. The royals have never set foot in a GAA club before.
“They're doing it in our club in Galway and in Salthill and Knocknacarra today.
In March, William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, flew to Ireland in what proved to be a historic trip for the pair. Queen Elizabeth’s visit in 2011 was the last time a member of the royal family toured Ireland.
] Prior to Queen Elizabeth’s trip, it had been a whole century since a ruling monarch had stepped foot in Ireland.
Throughout their trip, Prince William and Kate followed in Her Majesty’s footsteps, visiting some of the same places she did 9 years ago. The tour was meant to strengthen the bond between Ireland and the UK and help appease the country amid Brexit.
During their stay in Dublin, William spoke about the “many wrongs” that once existed between Britain and Ireland. According to Express, he then gave a huge nod to Queen Elizabeth and emphasized how the two nations need to foster a healthy relationship moving forward.
“When Queen Elizabeth came to Ireland nine years ago, her visit was characterized by a warmth of spirit; values of friendship and mutual respect; and a desire for understanding and reconciliation,” William shared. “She spoke then of the need to be able ‘to bow to the past, and not be bound by it.’”
Prince William and Kate Middleton posted a sweet set of photos on the Kensington Royal instagram account. Both of them notably shared photos of their mothers, Princess Diana and Carole Middleton. They also shared a message of sympathy and solidarity to their followers, who like them, are struggling to make sense of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe and changing so many lives.
The first photo in the series is of the Duchess of Cambridge giving Princess Charlotte a piggyback, with Prince William doing the same for what appears to be Prince George in the background. The next photo is of Princess Diana with Will and Harry when they were young, a sweet reminder not only of the Duke of Cambridge's mother but his brother, with whom he reportedly has a strained relationship at the moment.
The next is a rare photo of Carole Middleton holding baby "Catherine," as the caption reads. Will and Kate are known to be close to the Middletons, but Kate's parents, who founded a party supply company called Party Pieces, headquartered near the Middleton's home in Berkshire, keep a relatively low profile.