Kate Middleton Opens up About the ‘Mixed Emotions’ She Felt After Prince George’s Birth

Prince George turns 10 tomorrow (!!) and Kate Middleton is reminiscing on his birth (as moms do). The Princess of Wales admitted she felt “mixed emotions” after welcoming her firstborn son with husband Prince William in 2013, and we love her candor.

In an interview on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast with former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here winner Giovanna Fletcher, Princess Catherine talked about the moment the royal couple introduced George to the world outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Central London.

“What was it like knowing that so many people outside after you’ve given birth and you’re in your little cocoon with your new family? What’s it like?” Fletcher asked Middleton, per Marie Claire.

Kate admitted, “Yeah, slightly terrifying, slightly terrifying. I’m not going to lie. I like to decompartmentalize — what’s the word? — compartmentalize, yes, the whole thing.”

“Everyone had been so supportive,” the mom of three recalled. “Both William and I were really conscious that this was something that everyone was excited about, and you know, we’re hugely grateful for the support that the public had shown us, and actually for us to be able to share that joy and appreciation with the public.” She continued, “But equally, it was coupled with a newborn baby, inexperienced parents, and the uncertainty of what that held, so there were all sorts of mixed emotions.”

We don’t blame her! Having a baby does come with tons of emotions and unknowns, and sharing that with the public would be so hard. In photos from the moment, Middleton looked gorgeous just one day after giving birth. She wore a light blue dress with white polka dots, which coordinated with Prince William’s blue-and-white striped shirt. As someone who has given birth three times, I can’t imagine making a public appearance straight from the hospital. Her bravery is inspiring!

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