Prince William Was Actually the Person Who Encouraged Kate Middleton to Get Real About Motherhood — ‘Just Talk’

  • Kate Middleton’s podcast interview on Happy Mum, Happy Baby featured candid moments about motherhood.
  • Giovanna Fletcher, the podcast’s host, later said Prince William encouraged Kate Middleton to open up before they started recording. 
  • Kate Middleton went on the podcast shortly after launching 5 Big Questions on the Under Fives. 
Prince William and Kate Middleton, who did a podcast interview on 'Happy Mum, Happy Baby,' smile as they look on
Prince William and Kate Middleton | Tim Rooke – Pool /Getty Images

The inaugural Kate Middleton podcast interview happened in February 2020. And it marked a big moment for the Duchess of Cambridge. It was her first time sitting down for a podcast and she really went for it. Kate discussed everything from pregnancy and giving birth to experiencing mom guilt. According to the podcast’s host, Prince William encouraged his wife not to worry about “exposing too much.” 

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Starting with pregnancy, she called it “a challenge” because of severe morning sickness. “I got very bad morning sickness, so I’m not the happiest of pregnant people,” Kate said. Willing to “try everything,” she taught herself “hypnobirthing” techniques to help her through labor.