Princess of Wales cradles babies in hospital visit after resuming Royal duties

The Princess of Wales cradled babies and met with new and expecting mums as she returned to royal duties.

Kate met mums and care teams at Royal Surrey County Hospital’s maternity unit in Guildford to hear about the support it offers to parents.

Kate toured the hospital’s special care baby unit (SCBU) which provides specialist neonatal care for tiny and premature babies.

She also met with a family who received specialist help from the unit to bond with their baby.

The princess also met with a mother who was supported by the hospital’s Jasmine Team – which works with women affected by mental health illnesses during pregnancy and after giving birth.

Kate chatted with Szilvia Novak, whose daughter Bianca was born six weeks premature.

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According to Hello!, the mum asked Kate if she would like to hold the baby.

The Princess of Wales asked, ‘Am I allowed to?’ before cradling Bianca in her arms.

Princess Kate’s work has been focused on early childhood development over the last few years, much of which has been inspired by her own experiences as a mum of three.

Kate recalled her own personal experiences of childbirth two years after giving birth to her youngest son, Louis, who is four-years-old.

She revealed that she turned to ‘hypnobirthing’ for all three of her deliveries.

While battling hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness she had during each pregnancy, Kate says she took it upon herself to learn about the birthing method.

Earlier this year, sheteamed up with Princess Anne for the duo’s first joint royal outing.

They visited the London headquarters of the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists — of which Anne and Kate are respective patrons.

The Prince of Wales, who is president of the Football Association, visited the home of England’s national football teams and met young footballers on Wednesday.

His visit was to mark the 10th anniversary of St George’s Park, Staffordshire, being opened.

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