Kate Middleton says Prince Louis is struggling with social distancing

For young kids, grasping the concept of social distancing can be a challenge, and as a mother of three, the Duchess of Cambridge knows this firsthand.

Kate says her two-year-old son, Prince Louis, is understandably struggling to follow distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I was just saying, Louis doesn't understand social distancing," the duchess said during an interview on BBC Breakfast."

"So he goes out wanting to cuddle everything and particularly any babies younger than him."

The 38-year-old was speaking to other parents of young children as she helped launch Tiny Happy People, a BBC educational initiative that offers support to children and families in the years before school begins.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cornwall, on the balcony of Buckingham Place watch the flypast after the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Queen Elizabeth II during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
(L-R) Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Prince Louis stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Cornwall, on the balcony of Buckingham Place watch the flypast after the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - (L-R) Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holding Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Princess Beatrice of York, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal,, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, Britain's Lady Louise Windsor, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York,, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, James, Viscount Severn and Isla Phillips stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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The duchess, who has two older children, Prince George, six, and Princess Charlotte, five, also opened up about her struggles and doubts when she first became a mum.

"I think it's really hard," she said. "So much focus, particularly during pregnancy and when you've just got a newborn baby is on the physical development of your baby and you as a mother. But what I think is really missing, what I found was missing, too, was the support there and how to help their social and emotional development. You know, how do you interact with a newborn baby? What is it you should be doing?"

The duchess, Prince William and their children have largely stayed out of the public eye during lockdown, although the family did make some appearances to clap for health care workers, which became a weekly tradition during the height of the pandemic.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared adorable photos, snapped by the duchess herself, of Prince Louis to celebrate his second birthday in April.

In a BBC interview that same month, the duchess discussed how she and William have been talking to their kids about Covid-19.

"It's been ups-and-downs, like a lot of families self-isolating," she said. "George is much older than Louis is, but they are aware. Although you don't want to scare them and make it too overwhelming, I think it is appropriate to acknowledge it in the simple ways, in an age-appropriate way."

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helps to pot plants during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helps to pot plants during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talks with Sonny Saunders (L) and his family, mother Kelly, brother Hudson, father Jordan and sister Star, during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talks with Sonny Saunders (seated L), his father Jordan (L), sister Star, and brother Hudson (standing R) during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets Sonny Saunders and his family during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is seen during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talks with Sonny Saunders (seated L), his father Jordan (L) and his sister Star (R) during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helps to pot plants during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talks with Sonny Saunders (seated L), his father Jordan, sister Star, and brother Hudson (standing R) during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets meets Liam and Lisa Page and baby Connor during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets Sonny Saunders and his family, including mother Kelly (R, back to camera) and father Jordan (L, back to camera) during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets Sonny Saunders and his family, including mother Kelly (R, back to camera) and father Jordan (L, back to camera) during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helps to pot plants during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England on June 25, 2020, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). - The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Duchess of Cambridge on June 25 joined families from East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden using plants purchased during her June 18 visit to Fakenham garden centre. (Photo by Joe Giddens / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
FRAMLINGHAM EARL, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge helps to pot plants and herbs during a visit to The Nook in Framlingham Earl, Norfolk, which is one of the three East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) on June 25, 2020 in Framlingham Earl, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joe Giddens - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
FRAMLINGHAM EARL, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with Sonny Saunders (left) and his family, mother Kelly, brother Hudson, father Jordan and sister Star, during a visit to The Nook in Framlingham Earl, Norfolk, which is one of the three East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) on June 25, 2020 in Framlingham Earl, United Kingdom. Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive brain tumour, shortly after his sixth birthday in February. (Photo by Joe Giddens - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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