The Duchess of Cambridge again proved she isn’t slowing down, despite being due to give birth to her third child next month. Kate and The Royal Foundation hosted a symposium on perinatal, maternal and infant mental health with a particular focus on providing resources for schools, aid for parents and better emotional and social support for children in their early years.
Researchers, academics, educators, practitioners and charities were all present at the event, which the Duchess opened with a passionate speech. “We are here today because we all believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life”, she began. “Providing children in their earliest years with social and emotional security builds strong foundations which last a lifetime. I really do feel so passionately about the importance of early intervention.”
The Duchess then announced that The Royal Foundation would be establishing a group of experts to examine how best to support academics, charities and practitioners and create sustainable solutions to deliver their ambitions. “By working on new approaches together we can make a real difference for generations to come”, she concluded.