The Duchess of Cambridge made the remark during a Q&A session about early years parenting after the release of her “milestone” study. In a video posted on Kensington Royal’s social media, the Duchess answered questions from the public.
The Duchess was asked: “How do you manage toddler tantrums in your household especially with multiple children?”
The royal responded: “That’s a hard one. I’d also like to ask the experts myself.”
The video was posted on Instagram and Twitter days after Kensington Royal released the findings of the UK’s largest-ever study on early years parenting.
During the clip, the Duchess revealed what sparked her passion on the topic.
She said: “I think people assume that because I am a parent, that’s why I’ve taken an interest in the early years.
“This really is bigger than that. This isn’t just about happy, healthy children.
“This is about the society I hope we could and can become.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are parents to Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and the two-year-old Prince Louis.
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The findings showed parents are increasingly worried about feeling cut off from support, especially in more deprived parts of the country.
It also revealed that loneliness among parents of young children has “dramatically increased” during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a press release, the report was labelled “a milestone moment” for the Duchess’ “work on the importance of early childhood in shaping the rest of our lives and broader societal outcomes”.
In another video posted on social media, the Duchess spoke about how parental loneliness has dramatically increased during the pandemic.
She said: “For much of this year we’ve been separated from the people that so many of us rely on.”
The Duchess revealed that parental loneliness increased from 38 percent, before the pandemic, to 63 percent during the crisis.
She added: “Sadly there’s also been a rise in the number of people who are uncomfortable seeking help.”
Royal commentator and journalist, Camilla Tominey, said the study showed how the Duchess has found her “legacy project”.
Writing in The Telegraph she said: “For having entered royal life in her husband’s shadow almost a decade ago, the 38-year-old quickly realised that she both wanted and needed a “legacy” project of her own.
“Determined to do something by herself, in the vein of Diana, Princess of Wales’s work on AIDS and Prince Charles’s environmentalism, Kate quickly found that her passion lay in finding out the reasons for adult trauma.”