Kate Middleton and Prince William have become skilled at balancing their roles as future monarchs and parents of three.

In 2016, Kate sacrificed attending the Irish Guards’ annual St Patrick’s Day parade to spend time with her young children.

Kate previously attended the parade every year since Prince William became Colonel of the Irish Guards in 2012.

Prince William attended the parade solo in 2016, as Kate prioritized her children over the event.

Kate's decision attracted criticism from some people who accused her of snubbing the tradition.

Kate's sacrifice showed her love for her young children and the difficulties of balancing public life with family.

Kate has attended the St Patrick’s Day parade every year since then, including in 2023.

In 2020, Kate spoke about the guilt she feels as a working mom on a podcast.

Kate's decision to choose her children over tradition shows how difficult it is to balance motherhood and public life.