Today, 39-year-old Kate Middleton visited University College London to speak with leading experts about their new study, Children of the 2000s. In public, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared in a black and white plaid dress and gray high-heeled shoes.
Kate Middleton and Pascoe Fearon
The new study will focus on the holistic development of children between the ages of nine months and five years. It is noted that it will provide insight into the most important aspects of early childhood, as well as the factors that support or hinder positive outcomes throughout life.
The Duchess, who is herself a mother of three children, noted the great importance of this study.
Our early childhood shapes our adult life. Knowing what has the greatest impact during this important time is fundamental to understanding what we as a society can do to improve our future health and happiness. I am committed to supporting deeper research in this vital area and am delighted to meet with all those responsible for research at this early stage.
– she noted.
Over the past ten years, Kate has spent a lot of time studying how problems such as addictions, family breakdown, poor mental health, and homelessness can be rooted in the earliest years of life.
Through her work with the charity The Royal Foundation, she strives to emphasize that what we experience in early childhood influences our brain development, which is why positive relationships, the environment and the experiences we have during this period are so important.
Kate Middleton, Pascoe Fearon and Alyssa Goodman