It’s always sentimental realizing your kids are growing up, and Kate Middleton is no different than any other parent. The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly teared up seeing three-year-old Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting for the royal wedding earlier this year. I mean, she looked adorable, so can we really blame Kate?

In the UK, it’s tradition to have children as bridesmaids, which replaces the American tradition of having a flower girl and that’s where Princess Charlotte’s role in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s May wedding came in. The three-year-old royal was one out of 10 members in the wedding party. Her older brother, Prince George, 5, was also part of it, but as a page boy. There’s a good chance that seeing her kids all dressed up in their gown and suit caused Kate to get more emotional. According to the Daily Mail, Kate was “left in tears.” It doesn’t help that her feelings were all over the place after she had given birth to her third child, Prince Louis, just one month prior.

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Soon enough, Meghan will be experiencing the same thing. The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant with her and Harry’s first child, due next spring. It’s a good thing Kate is a veteran when it comes to parenting, as well as matters of the royal family, because Meghan will have that extra support as she experiences motherhood for the first time.

Days after news broke that Meghan and Harry are reportedly moving away from the Kensington Palace into Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate in early 2019, speculation rose of there being drama between the royal families. This sparked rumors of the two duchesses not getting along. They reportedly don’t always see eye to eye, but an insider revealed to the outlet that there hasn’t been any major falling out between Kate and Meghan.

As of late, Meghan has apparently been sharpening her parenting skills by bonding with Kate and William’s kids, so hopefully, this means there’s not too much tension between the royal families. What better time to put aside differences and come together than the holidays, right?