The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just recalled their fears of having a newborn

And it's so relatable

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And it's so relatable

The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

From Princess Charlotte’s signature sass and Prince George’s cheeky grin to the recent update on Prince Louis being a fast crawler, the three miniature royals are growing up in front of us, with Kate and Wills never missing an opportunity to give us all an update.

This week was no exception, as the couple made multiple royal visits to mental health organisations. But it wasn’t actually their children they were opening up about, rather the stresses that come along with being a first time parent.

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Attending a Future Dad’s session, Prince William opened up about becoming a father for the first time and the ‘fear of having a newborn baby,’ something that everyone related to.

‘The fear of having a newborn baby, that’s very vulnerable and that’s what you spend most of your time worrying about, thinking what do I do? And that’s the thing isn’t it? It’s very daunting of how tiny they are when they first arrive,’ the Prince reportedly told the room of expectant fathers.

He continued: ‘They are so fragile and everything's so tiny, their little fingers and toes, you do feel like if you move them around too much they’re going to break almost but they don’t!’

And he wasn’t alone, with Kate Middleton also opening up about being a parent and the stresses that come with it at a Mental Health in Education conference this week, announcing: ‘I was very naive myself as a parent of really just how important particularly the early years are for children’s futures.’

Well, we think they’re doing an excellent job.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.