Princess Kate beams as she arrives to make her biggest speech yet to help the under 5s – with sweet nod to Diana | The Sun
PRINCESS Kate was snapped beaming this morning as she arrived to make her biggest speech yet to help children under five.
The Princess of Wales, 41, today opened up about her Shaping Us campaign, which she proudly launched in January.
When she announced the ambitious project, which is aimed at raising the profile of the early years development of children, Kate described as it her "life's work".
And today the princess led the speeches at the Shaping Us National Symposium, which is being held at The Design Museum in London.
Kate this morning smiled at the cameras as she arrived in a purple suit – while making a sweet nod to Princess Diana.
She was spotted wearing a set of earrings that Princess Di had been snapped with in 1996.
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Kate talked about recent findings from the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
The princess set out her "vision for the future of her work", which was dubbed a "huge moment".
Speaking to the crowds, Kate said: "The future for our children is something we all build together; through the actions each of us takes every day.
"It is therefore time we understood that building a healthier world means nurturing the foundations that support our children – everything from the systems that govern early care through to our attitudes to those raising the next generation, and the support they receive.
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"Because if we can create a society which sees the child within every adult – and the adult within every child – we will finally start to change it for the better."
Kensington Palace said the centre has dreamed up a worldwide listening exercise with the help of experts from across the globe.
The palace said the group had also come up with key skills for youngsters to develop in childhood to build the foundations for their futures.
Since Kate launched Shaping Us she has been spotted spending time with children at a number of different schools.
In February she was snapped charming an adorable pack of under 5s as they spoke candidly about growing pains, ice cream and teddy bears.
She sat down with the youngsters to raise awareness of the impact of five years of life on adulthood.
The smiling mum-of-three gave the smitten youngsters high-fives as they spoke about their feelings at St John's CE Primary School in Bethnal Green, East London.
One girl told the princess: "I like my friend Miley.
"When I cry, she gets a tissue and wipes my tears."
Kate, in a green blouse replied: "That is the kind of friend… we all have feelings don't we?
"Good feelings and sad feelings.
"But if we've got our friends around us and our family, it makes us feel better, doesn't it?
"Does it make you feel better when you talk about your feelings?"
In the days that followed she chatted to another group of youngsters – encouraging them to "keep talking about feelings".
She made paper chains with primary school kids to mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week.
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They told her about their ways of coping with strong feelings, with one saying: “I take deep breaths in, then I drink a glass of water.”
One little boy told the future Queen "connecting releases our emotions to other people that we care about".
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