Kate Middleton jokes her children are ‘bottomless pits’ and she feels like a ‘constant feeding machine’ in BBC Breakfast interview – and admits Louis, two, doesn’t understand social distancing
- Duchess of Cambridge met families involved in creation of Tiny Happy People
- Royal Foundation to collaborate with BBC on long-term roll out of the initiative
- Kate, 38, joked her three children are ‘bottomless pits’ who constantly need fed
- Added Louis doesn’t understand social distancing and wants to cuddle others
Kate Middleton, 38, revealed George, six, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, have ‘bottomless pits’ and are always on the lookout for food as she spoke to parents of toddlers in the grounds of Sandringham House, Norfolk.
The mother-of-three also admitted Louis struggles to understand social distancing and still wants to ‘cuddle everything’ when they go out.
The Duchess of Cambridge joked she is a ‘feeding machine’ constantly giving food to her three children as she spoke to young families on a BBC Breakfast segment today, pictured
Kate Middleton, 38, revealed George, six, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, have ‘bottomless pits’ and are always on the lookout for their next snack or meal as she spoke to parents of toddlers in the grounds of Sandringham House, Norfolk. Pictured, with William and the children in April
She said: ‘My children have bottomless pits. I feel like a constant feeding machine for them. Louis doesn’t understand social distancing, he goes out wanting to cuddle everything, particularly any babies younger than him.’
She later added that Prince Louis has taken to running everywhere, saying: ‘If you put Louis down, he’s off’.
Kate was on hand to speak to family and BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin about the BBC’s Tiny Happy People initiative, which provides free resources to parents and is supported by the Royal Foundation.
Kate described the resources on the Tiny Happy People online platform as ‘gold dust’ for parents adding she wished something similar had been available when she had Prince George.
She said: ‘So much focus, particularly during pregnancy and when you have a newborn baby is the physical development. But what I found was missing was the support on how to further their emotional and mental development… And it’s that bit that I think you really need the support.’
The Duchess has been involved with the project for a number of months, having visited the Tiny Happy People team at Broadcasting House in London last November to take part in a creative workshop during which she worked with the team on some of the video resources and social media content.
Kate even contributed to two cartoon films – one on the ‘science of singing to bump’ while pregnant, and another on how eye contact is key to a baby’s language learning.
The BBC said the duchess helped with the character and background development for the two animations.
To mark the launch, last week The Duchess met three families who have been involved in the creation and piloting of Tiny Happy People.
The Duchess spoke with Ryan and his eight-month-old daughter Mia, as well as parents Henrietta, Abu and their 11-month-old daughter Amirah; and Kerry, Darren and their son Dexter, two.
The Duchess spoke to the families about the ways in which they have used the resources, and how they have seen their children’s language and communication develop as a result.
Kate said of the project: ‘Families and carers are at the heart of nurturing the next generation of happy, healthy adults, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn to for advice.
‘Tiny Happy People is an invaluable resource which provides parents and carers with support and tips, as well as simple activities to ensure children develop the language skills they need to have the best possible start in life.
‘I am delighted to have been part of its journey and hope families across the UK will enjoy exploring the resources.’