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Kate Middleton at University College London
This week, Kate expressed support for a study on early childhood development in children, before meeting with academics at University College London (UCL). Kate established the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood in June of this year, after working ten years to emphasize the importance of formative childrearing. On Tuesday, the Duchess met academics who launched the Children of the 2020 study, which will track the development of children aged nine months to five across England.
The study will examine how the family and community environment, socio-economic circumstances, and early childhood services affect children’s development.
As part of the Children of the 2020 project, the Duchess looked at her own family tree and discovered that she had “working class” lineage, according to a royal expert.
Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Zoey Forsey and features Daily Mirror Royal Editor Russell Myers.
Mr Myers explained that Kate’s ancestry includes coal miners and laborers, even experiencing “real poverty”
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Mr Myers said: “What’s interesting about this, of course, is that she came from a very working-class background from previous generations.
“The family of his mother, the family of Carole les Orfèvres came from real poverty, and on this line, they counted among his ancestors coal miners, carpenters, workers, shop workers.
“So obviously very, very different from her life now.
“And even his father, his relatives had a much more comfortable education.
Carole Middleton’s family includes coal miners, carpenters and plows
“He [comes] from a fairly wealthy family of wool merchants and I think there were lawyers and pilots in his line.
Kate revealed she was researching her family while speaking to the UCL scholar after previous research revealed she was linked to a sweeper and a prisoner.
However, the Duchess can also count Earls, Countesses and even a Prime Minister in her ancestors.
Notably, Kate is linked to William Petty FitzMaurice, the 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, who was Prime Minister in 1782 for a year.
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He is known to have negotiated the peace settlement that ended the American War of Independence.
On the podcast, Ms Forsey noted, “It’s also a very Kate thing to do, she really uses her own story and her own family background.
Mr. Myers added: “You could easily say she left this family behind.
“She’s now princess, duchess, future queen, but recognize this part of her family… and why wouldn’t she?”
Kate, mother of three, has been engaged in early learning for a decade
“If you really believe it, you have to dive into your own story. “
The Duchess Royal Foundation’s Early Years Center focuses on three key areas – research, the development of new solutions with the public and private voluntary sectors, and awareness campaigns.
Upon arriving at UCL, Kate said: “Our early childhood shapes our adult lives and knowing more about the impacts of this critical time is fundamental to understanding what we can do as a society to improve our wealth. and our future happiness.
“The flagship study on children of the 2020s will illustrate the importance of the first five years and provide insight into the most critical aspect of early childhood, as well as the factors that promote or hinder positive outcomes throughout. life.
“I am committed to supporting further research in this vital area and am delighted to meet all of those who initiated the study at this early stage. “
Professor Pasco Fearon, who was the study’s principal investigator, added: “We are extremely happy to welcome HRH the Duchess of Cambridge to UCL to speak and learn more about our study on children of the 2020s. today and its development in the years to come. “
Royal Watchers noticed Kate arrived at UCL in a gray Zara dress she had previously worn to an event in January and Hugo Boss stilettos.
The dress would only cost £ 16.
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