Monday May 04, 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge has shocked new parents Rebecca Attwood and John Gill of London as she chatted to them on a video call.
Kate Middleton, who dazzled in a blue jumper with her brunette hair pulled back into a half up-do, said: "This is definitely a first, I think."
The mother-of-three continued: "Well firstly, huge congratulations. Is it a little boy or a little girl?"
New mum Rebecca said: "It’s a little boy", as she sat beside her son’s cot.
As she was given a closer look at baby Max, Kate said: “He is so sweet. Ah, congratulations! When did you have him?”
Sharing the clip on Instagram, Kensington Palace wrote: “The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken with midwives, health visitors, parents and leading sector experts about the challenges and impact that COVID-19 is having on new and expectant mothers and their families.
Rebecca told Kate that she had given birth at 10pm the previous night, to which she replied: "My goodness, you must be exhausted."
Rebecca, from South West London, said of her conversation with Kate: "Having a surprise conversation with the Duchess of Cambridge after two hours' sleep was particularly surreal."
It comes after Kate and Prince William celebrated their daughter Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday and delighted royal fans by sharing gorgeous new images of her.