Kate Middleton reveals she felt 'isolated' after giving birth to Prince George, launches survey to help new parents

The Duchess of Cambridge has admitted she wishes she had the support of a children's centre when she welcomed her eldest son, Prince George six years ago. 

Kate Middleton was living with her husband Prince William in Anglesey when they welcomed their first child, whilst William was still working in the Royal Air force. 

Speaking whilst visiting the Ely and Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, Wales, she said: "It's nice to be back in Wales. I was chatting to some of the mums. It was the first year and I'd just had George - William was still working with search and rescue - and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey. It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn't have any family around, and he was doing night shifts. So if only I had had a centre like this.”

During her visit, Duchess Catherine - who also has Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, 20 months, with the Duke of Cambridge - also spoke about the "Five Big Questions" survey, which wants to help encourage a bigger conversation on early childhood, giving people across the UK a chance to share their views on bringing up the next generation.

The survey asks 5 key questions about raising children under the age of 5, including questions around the age-old nature versus nurture, health and happiness, and more. 

Kate hopes the results of the survey will help guide young parents in generations to come. 

The mother of three added: "Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years, so that is why I want to listen to them. As a parent, I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children. I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most. My ambition is to provide a lasting change for generations to come."