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  • Evening Standard

    Duchess of Cambridge warns against ignoring the importance of early child development in landmark speech

    The Duchess of Cambridge has warned against ignoring the importance of early child development as it is an major issue that shapes the type of society we will  become. In a keynote speech, delivered virtually, to mark publication of her landmark research, Kate highlighted how problems in early childhood are the root cause of fundamental social challenges - such as family break down and mental health issues.

  • The Telegraph

    Duchess of Cambridge says early years should be treated as 'one of great social challenges of our time'

    The Duchess of Cambridge has called for early years development to be “on par with the other great social challenges of our time” as she warned that change might not be fully felt for a generation. In a keynote speech delivered at a Royal Foundation forum, the Duchess revealed that her own interest in early childhood did not stem from becoming a mother, insisting that being a parent was “not a prerequisite for understanding the importance of the early years.” She warned that waiting until parenthood before showing an interest was too late. The Duchess has unveiled the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years, which reveals that only a quarter of parents understand the critical importance of early childhood. The report, commissioned by the Royal Foundation, concludes that parents need better support and access to information from society as a whole.

  • Yahoo News UK

    Prince Charles adopts three hedgehogs at Scottish estate

    Dumfries House has adopted hedgehogs, thought to be four-months-old, to live in a more natural setting.

  • The Independent

    Prince William: Actors with British-only passports ‘barred’ from playing royal in Princess Diana film due to Brexit

    New casting call states only European passport holders will be permitted to audition

  • The Independent

    Princess Diana film producer denies British actors will be barred from Prince William role over Brexit

    Casting call posted online this week said British actors could not apply for the role due to new Brexit rules

  • The Telegraph

    How the Duchess of Cambridge's Reiss dress is a touching tribute to her mother

    Late last night, Kensington Palace released a video of the Duchess of Cambridge in which she called for more support for young parents in an attempt to break the destructive cycle a troubled childhood can cause later in life. In the clip, she references a report that argues that the 'early years' – the period from conception to age five – are critical in providing the foundation for future physical and mental health, and that as a society we need to do more to help the parents of small children.

  • HuffPost UK

    Gemma Collins Pens Heartbreaking Open Letter To Meghan Markle About Her Own Pregnancy Loss

    Gemma thanked the Duchess Of Sussex for her "bravery and honesty" in discussing a recent miscarriage.

  • Evening Standard

    Duchess of Cambridge to warn of crucial role early years plays in shaping society as landmark study unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge will warn of the crucial role early years play in raising the next generation of adults and shaping society, as her landmark research on the issue is published. Kate has been the driving force behind the study, which is the largest of its kind in the UK on perceptions of early childhood. While 98 per cent believe that nurture is essential to lifelong outcomes, some 24 per cent think pregnancy to age five is the most pivotal period for health and happiness in adulthood.

  • Yahoo Style UK

    Duchess of Cambridge's survey finds 'children's futures aren't determined at birth'

    Kate has some significant results from a big survey she ran on childhood.

  • The Telegraph

    Duchess of Cambridge highlights the importance of early childhood experiences

    The Duchess of Cambridge will reveal that only a quarter of parents understand the critical importance of early childhood, as she warns that poor care during the first five years can result in family breakdown, addiction and homelessness. A landmark study – the biggest of its kind in the UK – concluded that parents need better support and access to information from society as a whole. It said the significance of pregnancy and pre-school development must be better promoted, warning that the current lack of understanding could lead to a “passive” approach to childcare. The 57-page report, commissioned by the Royal Foundation and called State of the Nation: Understanding Public Attitudes to the Early Years, has been hailed a milestone moment for the Duchess, who has spent nine years focusing on children under the age of five and the impact of those years on later life.

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