The Duchess of Cambridge has dedicated herself to advocating for the health and well-being of mothers and their children, and sometimes this means meeting (and playing with) some of her smallest beneficiaries! Case in point, her March 12 trip to the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre in south London, which saw the royal mother-of-three joining in a playdate with a group of adorable toddlers and dishing on Prince Louis’ latest milestone.
While learning about the work of Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) and the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS), Duchess Kate happily chatted with fellow moms as she rattled toys for their little ones and held their arms as they walked. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ mom wisely traded her usual dresses for floor-friendly wide-leg Jigsaw trousers and a pretty purple Gucci blouse.
And no outing would be complete without an update on her little ones – this time about her 10-month-old prince. “Louis just wants to pull himself up all the time,” Kate told a fellow mother, according to the Daily Mail. “He has got these little walkers and is bombing around in them.” Aww! We couldn’t help but think back to his big sister Princess Charlotte’s first birthday portraits, one of which saw the adorable tot pushing a walker full of blocks on the grounds of their Norfolk country home. Louis turns one on April 23, so fans looking forward to some new photos of the fifth in line to the throne.
“She took one look at [nine-month-old] Kameron and said ‘Oh he wants to go walkies,’” said Kriti, the mom with whom Kate was chatting. “Apparently her son is cruising and she said she was running after him all the time.” Sounds like Prince Louis is taking after his mischievous big brother, Prince George, who we’ve seen the duchess chasing more than a few times!
The royal also got real chatting with officials about important topics for parents, including the idea of attachment. “The education around attachment I believe is fascinating,” she explained. “I knew very little about this. Are parents and families aware of the importance around attachment?”
On a recent outing to St. Joseph’s SureStart facility in Ireland, the Cambridges talked about another challenge that some moms face: breastfeeding. “They were really encouraging about breastfeeding,” Rebecca White said. “They said we were all doing a good job, that it was really hard, it was a struggle and well done for keeping going.” Kate also let slip that she was feeling “broody” while meeting a five-month-old baby in the crowd, so today’s outing must have had her giving some serious thought to baby number four!