Kate Middleton gets real about the difficulty of motherhood and lack of support

When it comes to being a mom, Kate Middleton says she isn't immune to the challenges.

The 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge visited the charity Family Action on Tuesday, an organization that provides a range of community support for children and families in South London. During the visit, she launched a new national support line and also got candid about not always having it all together when it comes to raising her three kids -- 5-year-old George, 3-year-old Charlotte and 9-month-old Louis. 

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Prince William holds Prince George as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives him a toy during a visit to the Bilby Enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SOCIETY)
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the chapel with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son Louis Arthur Charles as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018.
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk past helicopters at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (R), his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (L), Prince George (2nd R) and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Matthews/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrives to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William, watch a flypast as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk past the crowds at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate with their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte, after her christening, on July 5th 2015. REUTERS/Mary Turner/Pool
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014. Prince George celebrates his first birthday on July 22. Picture taken July 2, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George as they prepare to board a plane with her husband Prince William (not pictured) to depart Canberra April 25, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain's Prince William, watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young Prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents' group event at Government House in Wellington April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Marty Melville/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George after disembarking with her husband, Britain's Prince William, from their plane after arriving in Wellington April 7, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, who is third in line to the British throne, on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival of the royal baby. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
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“It’s so hard," she acknowledged. "You get a lot of support with the baby as a mother particularly in the early days, but after the age of one, it falls away. After that, there isn’t a huge amount -- lots of books to read."

“Everybody experiences the same struggle,” she continued. 

The duchess also spoke to young carers about how they cope with the pressures of school and caring for their families.

This isn't the first time Kate has been candid about the struggles of being a mom. In 2017, she admitted to feeling lonely at times during her visit with both her husband, Prince William, and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, to the Global Academy in West London

"Yes, it is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated," she said. "But, so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through."

"It is being brave enough ... to reach out to those around you," she added.

Last November, William also said having children had deeply affected his mental health, specifically when it came to his time working as an air ambulance pilot and dealing with traumatic cases involving kids.

"The relation between the job and the personal life was what really took me over the edge,” he said during a discussion about mental health at the This Can Happen conference in London. "And I started feeling things that I’ve never felt before. And I got very sad and very down about this particular family.” 

"You start to take away bits of the job and keep them in your body," he continued. "And of course, you don’t want to share with your loved ones because you just don’t want to bring that sort of stuff home.”

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LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge launches a new national support line at the charity, Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts as she is introduced to staff members during her visit to a new national support line at the charity, Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs from Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2R) sits with Family Action CEO David Holmes (R) as she speaks with people supported by the charity, during her visit to a new national support line at the charity, Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches a video presentation while reflected in a watches a video presentation while reflected in a glass door during a visit to a new national support line at the charity, Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures as she speaks with counsellors during her visit to a new national support line at the charity, Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs from Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge launches a new national support line at Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LEWISHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs from Family Action on January 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
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