Blesses to be a mom: Kate Middleton poses with Prince William and their son, Prince George (Photo: REUTERS)
Blesses to be a mom: Kate Middleton poses with Prince William and their son, Prince George (Photo: REUTERS)

Kate Middleton has proved that her son, Prince George is always on her mind, for the Duchess of Cambridge showed her motherly concerns for the royal baby while attending a charity event.

The 31-year-old new mom spoke to experts specifically about development of babies and toddlers while she attended an education forum, organised by a school-based health and well-being charity Place2Be, of which Catherine is a patron, in Canary Wharf, east London.

Kate Middleton, who gave birth to her first child with Prince William, Prince George in July, took the opportunity to ask clinician and broadcaster Professor Tanya Byron about babies.

"She was very interested in the early years, from newborns to five-year-olds, which I guess is because she's a new mother but also because she's interested," Byron said, according to Clarence House.

Byron said that Kate spoke to her about young people facing the digital age issues, including sexting.

The Duchess, who said that Prince George was growing very fast during another charity event, also asked her about the pre-frontal cortex, which governs emotional behaviour in children, and how the wiring of that part of the brain develops between the ages of 11 and 14.

Byron said that the Duchess of Cambridge was "genuinely engaged with the issues" and that Kate had given a "seal of approval in a very public manner, from a woman who is loved by the public and has become a mother herself."

"She's (Kate Middleton) a mother and she's obviously high profile. She's interested and she's really engaged. When I was speaking, she said to the person next to her: 'I hope you're making notes'," she added.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed that the Duchess was so engrossed in learning about resilience and emotional strength challenges faced by children, the event's theme, that she decided to stay for an hour longer than planned.

Kate, who became the royal patron of the charity in April, also attended sessions on preventing self-harm and tackling addiction, which is Kate's one of the areas of interest as patron of Action on Addiction, one of her nine patronages.