Kids really grow up fast-especially when it happening in front of your eyes. Well, at least that’s how Kate Middleton feels. The Duchess of Cambridge was visiting a center that supports young first-time parents and children in London on Thursday, and while there she talked about her own family and experiences.
“She said children grow up so quickly and she can’t believe that George is six already,” Chloe Koroma, 23, said after getting the chance to talk with the Duchess.
The young prince celebrated his sixth birthday on 22nd of July, with his family on a private island of Mustique-one of their favorite getaway spots.
“He’s a jolly little person and inquisitive,” a family friend has previously said about the Prince.
Kate is already a mom of three, with Prince George being the oldest with 6, Princess Charlotte being 4, and the youngest Prince Louis only 1 year old. All that experience came in useful as the Duchess visited the program that helps first-time parents, from ages 24 and under, linking the new parents with a specially-trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from the beginning of the pregnancy up until the child turns two.
Koroma talked with Kate alongside her 4-year-old son Oliver, who was wearing a soccer shirt.
“It was lovely meeting the Duchess,” she said. “She asked how old Oliver is and what football shirt he was wearing.”
Koroma, who is bipolar and also suffered from postpartum depression, says she benefited a lot from the help The Family Nurse Partnership program gave her.
“My nurse Debbie was a fantastic support throughout my pregnancy. She was always there for me and gave me lots of advice and guidance. When Oliver was born she constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling okay.”
This visit from the Duchess was made to “further her research and engagement with the Early Years sector”, according to her office at Kensington Palace.
The Family Nurse Project has the goal of supporting young mothers, ensuring they have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development and attain their goals for their career and their family.
Kate has focused her public work around helping to support families, careers and children in their early years. She has become a sort of an expert on the topic, having recently finished a year-long study led by a steering group of experts and professionals in the field of early years’ childhood development.