'He's a big boy now': Nostalgic Kate Middleton says it 'feels like yesterday' that Prince Louis was a baby

'He's a big boy now': Nostalgic Kate Middleton says it 'feels like yesterday' that Prince Louis was a baby
Kate Middleton (L) expressed that she has to keep reminding herself that her youngest child, Prince Louis, is growing up (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

GUILDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM: Kate Middleton has no trouble recalling the time when Prince Louis was a baby. The new Princess of Wales, 40, whose husband Prince William is the father of Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, paid a visit to Royal Surrey County Hospital on Wednesday. While visiting the maternity unit, she made a relatable revelation. "I keep thinking Louis is a baby, but he's a big boy now. It just feels like yesterday," Kate said while being introduced to a newborn named Giles Talbot-Erasu, according to Hello! 

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The Princess of Wales made her first solo appearance on her visit to the maternal unit after the period of mourning following the Queen's death. She further stated that the infant's cozy position reminded her of Prince George, her eldest child. "George was so huddled up too, he spent quite a few days like that," the senior royal revealed.

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"I keep thinking Louis is my baby, but he's a proper boy now," Kate said. The mother of three has previously expressed how fast her youngest child is growing up. She had said that it seemed like time was slipping away while she was touring the Little Village baby bank headquarters located in Brent in July. Prince Louis is Kate and William's youngest son, who made headlines for his cheeky expression at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee festivities in June.

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According to People, the Prince and Princess of Wales have made it seem as though their family is complete with three children, however, Kate is still susceptible to the allure of charming infants. William, 40, had made a humorous remark when Kate had previously joked about feeling "broody" after meeting small children in the spring.

"Can you get my wife out of here before she gets broody?" Prince William joked when the pair traveled to Scotland in May 2022. 

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During a visit to the University of Copenhagen on the first day of her solo royal tour of Denmark in February, Kate met parents and their infants. "It makes me very broody," she shared at the time. "William always worries about me meeting under 1-year-olds. I come home saying, 'Let's have another one,'" the royal added.

Kate visited the Royal Surrey County Hospital on Wednesday to increase her knowledge about the best methods in maternity care. She has devoted a significant portion of her recent royal work to the subject of early childhood development.

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The Princess of Wales even cuddled up to baby Bianca Moran, who was delivered at 34 weeks and 5 days and is being cared for by the staff at the hospital. Kate informed Sylvia, Bianca's mother, that Bianca was "really sweet." Princess Kate thoughtfully said, "No matter how much everyone tells you what you expect, it's a shock to the system isn't it? You have this idea of what will happen but every single birth is different." She went on, "As nurturing as I know the hospital is, there's nothing like being in your own home. And I bet your families are desperate to see you all."

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Prince and Princess of Wales (JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP)
Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children (JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP)

Kate also heard from staff about the hospital's approach to mental health support for pregnant women and new mothers. "So many women don't reach out for help because they don't realize what they're going through until much further down the line," she said, The Mirror reports. "That's why this wraparound support is so important, not just from a medical team but also family and friends. Being able to open the conversation up for mothers to prioritize and take care of themselves."

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