Kate urged parents to “look after” themselves in the video message to mark Children’s Mental Health Week. She also said mothers and fathers need to be “the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care”.
Kate is casually dressed in a bobble hat and a puffer jacket and appears in her element as she films herself from a field.
Royal fans were quick to comment on the video, which was shared on Kensington Palace’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.
One gushed: “Our future queen.”
Another wrote: “Thank you to our beautiful Duchess and future Queen Consort!”
A third commented: “Catherine just can’t put a foot wrong.”
Another highlighted the incredible reaction Kate’s post had received, saying: “Love all the positive comments! Nothing better for mental health than positivity!”
A fifth said: “Oh wow! A video of the Duchess taken by herself. Loved it – and all her words too. I am looking forward to what this week brings!”
An Instagram user added: “Such a wonderful woman. The RF is so lucky to have her.”
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“So whether that’s through photography, through art, through drama, through music or poetry – it’s finding those things that make you feel good about yourself.
“And while this is Children’s Mental Health Week there has never been a more important time to talk about parental wellbeing and mental health too.
“Last year you told me just how important this was, that many of us find it hard to prioritise. This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too.
“Find those ways in which to share your thoughts and your feelings or find someone to talk to because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care.”
Last year, Kate carried out a landmark study in the early year’s development of children.
The research shows that while 90 percent of people acknowledged maintaining parental mental health was crucial to supporting the health and happiness of their child, in practice the majority of parents struggled to prioritise their own wellbeing.
In another recent video call, Kate opened up about parenting in lockdown and admitted it had left her “exhausted”.
Kate and Prince William are currently based at their Anmer Hall country residence in Norfolk. They are no doubt busy home-schooling George, seven, and Charlotte, five, in addition to their royal duties.