On February 27, 2018, The Duchess appeared at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) where she was reunited with someone who impacted her life entirely: Professor Jacqui Dunkley-Bent.
Professor Dunkley-Bent assisted in the delivery of Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte just about three years ago. This time, they held each other tightly, something that The Duchess doesn’t normally do during her Royal outings.
However, Professor Dunkley-Bent isn’t just anyone! She was with Kate during her delivery- that’s enough to create a bond that will last a lifetime!
Kate spent the day learning about the Royal College’s global health programs aimed to reduce maternal and newborn mortality worldwide. As a mother to two and another on the way in the upcoming weeks, Kate was genuinely attentive and grateful to be found at the college learning about such an important topic.
Kate has become quite outspoken on the topic of motherhood since becoming a mother herself! She recently shared:
Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together,” she said. “Your fundamental identity changes overnight. You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.
The Duchess has become quite vulnerable- something that is rather foreign to The Royal Family- especially when it comes to her journey as a mother She’s shared the challenges that motherhood brings can some cause her to feel a lack of confidence and “feelings of ignorance.” She realizes more than ever how important it is to take care of a mother’s mental health.
After a couple hours, Kate said goodbye to her friends at RCOG. After her loving encounter, we’re thinking that she’ll more than likely be back for the birth of her third child in April.