Kate Middleton values childhood.
On Thursday morning, the Princess of Wales, 41, stepped out in London to promote the significance of relationships in early life. Princess Kate's back-to-back engagements highlighted the value of loving relationships for kids who have gone through hardship, trauma, or bereavement.
Early childhood development has long been a cornerstone of the royal world. The focus of the trips is on the experiences of persons who are in the foster care system as well as those of "kinship carers," or those who foster, adopt, or provide care for close relatives and friends.
The Foundling Museum, which tells the history of the 18th-century Foundling Hospital, the first children's charity in the United Kingdom, was Kate's first stop. Since 2019, Princess Kate has been the patron of the contemporary museum, which was originally founded in 1739 as a home for children at risk of abandonment.
The hub now offers programs to support needy young people, from training and mentorship opportunities to creative projects guided by artists, writers and musicians. Kate spoke with some of the students in the acclaimed Tracing Our Tales creative writing program, joining the group and Professor Green to talk about constructive outlets.
“Being able to communicate and express how you feel — it's amazing to be able to do this,” Kate said during the sit-down. “And I feel so honored to meet all of you, to hear your journeys and also your passions and aspirations.”