Kate Middleton has opened up about her terrifying experience with childbirth in her first podcast interview.
Speaking on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, the Duchess of Cambridge says she was “not the happiest of pregnant people”, courtesy of morning sickness.
“I saw the power of it really, the meditation and the deep breathing and things like that, that they teach you in hypnobirthing, when I was really sick, and actually I realised that this was something I could take control of, I suppose, during labour. It was hugely powerful,” the royal told host Giovanna Fletcher.
The mother to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis said giving birth to her first was "slightly terrifying, i'm not going to lie".
"Everyone had been so supportive and both William and I were really conscious that this was something that everyone was excited about and we're hugely grateful for the support that the public had shown us, and actually for us to be able to share that joy and appreciation with the public, I felt was really important.
"But equally it was coupled with a newborn baby, and inexperienced parents, and the uncertainty of what that held, so there were all sorts of mixed emotions."
The news comes after William and Kate are set to take some much deserved time off from royal duties.
The royal family of five are yet to confirm exactly where they will be spending their break.
Both William and Kate have been busy little bees following news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down as senior members of the royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the bombshell announcement a month ago, revealing they will split their time between the UK and Canada.
Since their departure, both Will and Kate have attended a bevy of royal engagements.