The midwife who helped her with her first pregnancy has passed away. / Duchess Kate’s confidant Christine Hill dies
Duchess Kate mourns the loss of her midwife. Christine Hill, who supported the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy, has died aged 74. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the family of the “Daily Mail”.
“She will be sorely missed. She has won many friends with her spirited, amusing and straightforward manner,” said the spokesman. Kate and William also appreciated Hill’s advice. The couple visited her twice at her London flat during Kate’s pregnancy with Prince George in 2013.
“A Lovely Girl”
In a conversation with the British newspaper “Telegraph”, Hill had reported on her time with the Royals and was particularly enthusiastic about the Duchess. “Kate is a lovely girl,” Hill said. The Royal is exactly how you perceive it. Prince William and Duchess Kate are “a very strong team” and William will support his wife at birth, Hill had predicted before the birth of their eldest son.
The royal couple now have three children together. After the birth of Prince George in 2013, Princess Charlotte (2015) and Prince Louis (2018) followed. Throughout all three of her pregnancies, Kate struggled with severe morning sickness. She even had to be hospitalized during her pregnancy with George.
Kate herself described her first pregnancy as “terrifying” on a podcast. Especially the public appearance in front of the hospital shortly after the birth was a challenge. They had received a lot of support during the pregnancy and it was therefore important to them to share the joy of the birth with the public. At the same time, they were still inexperienced parents and insecure. “So it was all sorts of mixed feelings,” she said.