It was a dark day for Kate Middleton and her family after hearing this devastating news. As shared by multiple media outlets, the Duchess of Cambridgemourned the loss of a close acquaintance. Christine Hill, who helped Kate become a mother, passed away on 14 July.
Kate’s caretaker during her first pregnancy
Christine, who passed away at the age of 74, was more than just a midwife to the Cambridge family. According to Hello! Magazine, she was an antenatal expert who had established a firm bond with Prince William and Kate.
The specialist also revealed during an interview with The Telegraph that Kate Middleton was a ‘charming woman’ and that she was ‘impressed by the solid couple’. The former first-time parents, Prince William and Kate, visited the expert on several occasions to follow the prenatal classes she provided to prepare for the arrival of their first child.
Kate Middleton's complicated pregnancies
We see Kate as a dotting mother of three beautiful children, however, her pregnancies were not the easiest ones. As reported by Newsweek, the Duchess suffers from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, which results in very strong nausea leading to dehydration and vitamin deficiencies.
In 2013, shortly before the birth of Prince George, she had to be hospitalized because of this disease. Likewise, the birth of Princess Charlotteforced her to cancel several of her engagements during official ceremonies.
This article is translated from Oh!MyMag FR.