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Kate, 40 years old, hosted her first roundtable conversation with British politicians for the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood. She wore a pink blazer by Alexander McQueen and tailored trousers by Alexander McQueen to impress. The British royal wore an elegant white top under the sharply paneled outerwear piece. Accessorized with matching suede pumps and dangling earrings, she paired the ensemble with matching shoes.
McQueen is the go-to label of choice for the duchess. McQueen has provided her with many timeless pieces throughout the years, including the coat dress that she wore to the funeral. Prince HarryAnd Meghan Markle‘s wedding in 2018; and the stunning silk blush number she wore to her younger sister Pippa Middleton‘s wedding in 2017. Kate wore a McQueen outfit to Trooping for the Colour in 2017. Queen Elizabeth II‘s Platinum Jubilee on June 2.
Thursday was a huge day for the Duchess, fashion aside. The roundtable focused on research by Kate’s foundation that revealed 90 percent of people agree that the early years of a child’s life are crucial in shaping their future — specifically a person’s mental health and wellbeing.
“The findings published today present us with a huge opportunity and demonstrate there is a real appetite from the public to bring this issue up all of our agendas. There is more we can all do — every member of society can play a key role, whether that is directly with a child or by investing in the adults around them — parents, the careers, the early years workforce and more,” the duchess said in a statement posted on the foundation’s website.
The foundation was launched by Kate in June 2021. A video sharing the passion project on Twitter shared details of the launch. “I wanted to understand what we could do to help prevent some of today’s toughest social challenges and what more we could do to help with the rising rates of poor mental health,” she explained, noting that she sought the expertise of neuroscientists, psychiatrists and fellow parents.
“Working closely with others, the center hopes to raise awareness of why the first five years of life are just so important for our future life outcomes, and what we can do as a society to embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy, more nurturing society,” Kate said.
She was previously teased the projectWith a different video that was posted to social media the same year. “My early years journey began by meeting people rebuilding their lives from addiction, homelessness and family breakdown,” the montage, which featured quotes from the royal and snapshots from 2011 through 2020, read. “Listening to these experiences, I came to understand that poor mental health and a traumatic childhood shaped their lives. I wanted more to help those with mental disorders avoid them. But learning more only highlighted the need to start this earlier in life.”