Now that the royal wedding is behind us, we can get back to focusing on our other favorite topic out of Buckingham Palace: royal babies. On Wednesday, Kate Middleton, who is mother to three of these adorable heirs and who rarely speaks about motherhood (unless, of course, it's to inform us that she'll be gracing the earth with another little prince or princess), penned a powerful open letter about family life. The letter was directed toward East Anglia's Children's Hospice, of which the Duchess of Cambridge is a patron, in honor of Children's Hospice Week in the U.K., Harper's Bazaar reports. In the note, Kate writes about the important work that the children's hospice does, and includes a sweet note about her favorite aspect of being a mother.
"This Children's Hospice Week, as Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, I am celebrating the remarkable and life-changing support provided by children's hospices and palliative care charities across the U.K. They offer a lifeline to children and families facing the unimaginable. The theme of Children's Hospice Week is 'Life's Short' and I am touched that children and young people are sharing what they love most in life and reminding us how precious time is for everyone. By supporting Children's Hospice Week we can help them spread joy and positivity across the U.K., encouraging everyone to make the most of moments that matter," she wrote.
"Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish," Kate added. "I hope you will join me in supporting Children's Hospice Week this year. Together we can champion the vital role that children's hospices play in helping seriously ill children and families to have more precious moments."
Middleton, mother of 4-year-old Prince George, 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, and newborn Prince Louis, is frequently seen spending time outside with her three children—and not just when she's wrangling them on the steps of St. George's Chapel. In fact, the first time she was spotted out with Prince Louis was during a walk through Kensington Palace Gardens.
And it seems as though Kate's newly married in-laws, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, will be following along in her and Prince William's footsteps some time in the near future. Sources have said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very "keen to start a family,” which may mean Kate Middleton's brood could have some cousins to play with very soon.