Kate Middleton’s recent speech on mental health has many people worried that the Duchess of Cambridge might be dealing with mental health issues herself.
At a mental health talk on March 23, Kate Middleton discussed her experience of being a mother, the trials and tribulations that went along with that, and also spent some time talking about her own experience with these trials and tribulations – chief of them being the mental health challenges that rise in the aftermath.
She first stated, “Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge. Even for me, who has support at home that most mothers do not.” Well, at least she’s admitting the fact that she has an entire staff on hand to do most of the grunt work?
Then, she added, “Sadly, for some mothers, this experience can be made so much harder due to challenges with our very mental health.” There have been past statements that Kate has dropped over the years hinting at much of the same, that she’s struggled with mental health issues, and not just in the context of motherhood and postpartum depression.
Of course, those problems could have been exacerbated by Kate’s (allegedly) deteriorating relationship with Prince William, and her personal struggles apart from that. Being a princess in the spotlight isn’t easy, and they’re held to a tremendously high standard that few individuals manage to meet – much less an individual that shirks work every chance that she gets. But if she really is dealing with mental health issues, then both her working habits and her lack of public appearances make more sense.
That being said, there’s little to no chance that the royals will ever let her confirm this to the public. The royal family still has very rigid ideas on what their public image should be, and their future queen admitting to the world that she’s dealing with mental health issues? Yeah, likely not going to happen – especially when her husband seems to not care about it at all, choosing instead to go party with ex-girlfriends and models every chance he gets.
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