Kate Middleton and Prince William Felt Pressure When Choosing Names for Their 3 Kids: "The World Was Waiting"

Princess Catherine opened up about the experience of naming Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis during a recent visit to Royal Surrey County Hospital.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are proud parents to their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. While the experience of raising their little ones is anything but typical (they're the royal family, after all!), Princess Catherine recently opened up about a relatable part of parenthood: becoming a mother. During a recent visit to Royal Surrey County Hospital, Kate chatted with new parents about her own journey. "She was very relatable," said Amy Stubbs, the deputy director of midwifery, to People. "She talked a lot about how it felt for her when she became a mother."

Princess Catherine also "talked about her own children, including how they chose their names," said Stubbs. "A lot of the new mums and dads are thinking about how to choose names for their babies, and they spoke with her about how Kate and William made their choice."

While most parents take their time to thoughtfully pick out the monikers for their newborns, Princess Catherine admitted that her and Prince William's decision looked a little different during all three pregnancies. Ultimately, they went with their "favorite names," but, "obviously, the world was waiting for them to name their children—and that felt like quite a big pressure!" Stubbs said with a laugh.

Kate's experience at the hospital was a happy one for both her and the new parents staying there, as she learned more about maternity care and improvements that can be made in the area. "She was just delightful. She spent a lot of time talking to a lot of the staff and meeting mums and dadas and new babies across the whole service," said Stubbs. "It was a really joyful for everyone to have that opportunity and hugely validating for us as a service for her to take the time out to visit us."

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