How Duchess Kate puts mothers first in her charity work

By: Meaghan Wray

The Duchess of Cambridge loves showing off her maternal side, both as a doting mom to her beautiful kids with Prince WilliamPrince George, 4, Princess Charlotte, 3, and two-week-old Prince Louis – and with her choice of charitable organizations. Through her various patronages and the Fab Four's mental health organization Head's Together, Kate is always giving back to youth and women in need.

The Duchess enjoys meeting with mothers and children to discuss matters important to them. This past February, only a couple months before giving birth to little Louis, the 36-year-old went to St. Thomas' Hospital in London to visit the Snow Leopard ward, a part of the building that provides support for prematurely born children and their parents. As a patron of the Nursing Now campaign and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, this is right in line with her love for providing necessary support for families in England.

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Kate met with Amara Kedwell-Parsons, 10 months old, at St. Thomas' Hospital. Photo: © Getty Images

Less public issues like maternal mental health are also high up on Kate's list of important causes. While visiting King's College back in January, the royal stopped by the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute to learn about challenges and issues surrounding mental health, and spent time hearing first-hand about the affects of postpartum depression.

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To make matters more personal, Kate even opened up to the public about her own struggles with motherhood, saying that at times she suffered a “lack of confidence” and “feelings of ignorance.” She continued: “Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge. Even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.”

Kate looked beautiful in blue while visiting King's College. Photo: © Getty Images

In keeping with her desire to help women transition into being moms, she also loves lending a hand to charities that provide support for their children - like Place2Be, a leading national children's mental health charity, and East Anglia Children's Hospices (E.A.C.H), which provide free services for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Although Kate has many luxuries that most people don't, motherhood is motherhood, and the sweet moments she shares with her children are as priceless as they are relatable. The same goes for the many little ones outside her home that enjoy quality time with the duchess – and their parents, who know she is wholly on their side.

The Duchess shared a sweet moment with a child in London. Photo: © Getty Images

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