Kate admits to ‘ups and downs’ of parenting during children’s centre visit

The Duchess of Cambridge has confessed to the “ups and downs” of parenting when she played with toddlers during a fact-finding mission about early years support for mothers and their babies.

Kate joined young mothers and their children at a centre in south London that is boosting their parenting skills through a unique programme in operation at just five sites in the UK.

When 23-month-old Kamia Perry, whose twin sister Kashay was nearby, stumbled over to the duchess the royal could not help smiling and reached out for her.

Kate plays with a child during her visit to the children's centre
The children were excited to see the duchess (Arthur Edwards/The Sun)

Kate had joined a “together time” session at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre in Oval where parents spent time watching and playing with their children to build up the confidence of the youngsters.

Finesse Perry, 31, mother of the two girls said about Kate: “She asked me what it’s like having twins and I said it’s double trouble and she said like with her own children you have your ups and downs.”

Ms Perry from nearby Stockwell also has a two-year-old son, who is close in age to the twins as they were born early, and a 12-year-old daughter.

Kate at Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre
The Duchess of Cambridge talked to parents and children (Arthur Edwards/The Sun)

The mother-of-four, who looked young for her age, added: “Kate asked me how old I was and said I looked like I didn’t have any kids.

“It’s been supportive coming here, I was isolated before so it’s nice to come out and meet other mums, we’ve got a lot of things in common so I can ask them lots of questions.”

The Duchess of Cambridge joins parents and their toddlers taking part a 'Together Time' session offered by @LeapLambeth and PAIRS, which is designed to support parents’ ability to understand their child’s cues and feel more confident in their parenting. pic.twitter.com/8Lb4KeXJqC

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