Kate Middleton talks pressures of 'perfect' family and praises 'hero' brother-in-law Prince Harry

While the Cambridge family might seem picture perfect, Kate Middleton noted that photos show only one side. The royal mom-of-two engaged in a conversation with KISS FM DJ Neev Spencer about the problems of presenting a “perfect” family on social media during a Team Heads Together reception at Kensington Palace on Wednesday. Neev, who starred in a Heads Together video discussing post-natal depression with a friend, told the Duchess, “The scary thing about social media sometimes is you put more pressure [on yourself] because you're trying to be this perfect person, and they all look so beautiful and out of a magazine." Prince William’s wife agreed with a laugh saying, "Perfect images of your children, looking perfectly behaved."

The Duchess said parenthood is a fun journey Photo: Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images

Though children might not always be on their best behavior behind closed doors, Kate noted that parenthood is a “happy journey.” Princess Charlotte's mom told Neev, "It gets even better and better as they get older, you've got a fun and happy journey ahead of you." 

During the April 19 engagement, the Duchess also praised her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for opening up about his own struggles with mental health. She said, "We all felt there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations, (so) we've got to do the same, you know, do the same - so he's been brilliant." Mr. Maloy, who runs Viking Primary School in Northolt, noted that Meghan Markle’s is a “real hero to a lot of people,” to which Kate said, “Absolutely.”

Kate praised Harry for talking about his mental health struggles Photo: Twitter/KensingtonPalace

Apart from family, the Duchess spoke to the runners about the different reasons why they are competing in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, while also wishing them good luck as they continue to prepare for it. Heads Together, which is the marathon's charity of the year, is a mental health campaign that was spearheaded by Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry, which aims to end the stigma against mental health, while also raising awareness.

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