The Duchess of Cambridge Launches 5 Big Questions in Birmingham
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge kickstarted the launch of the 5 Big Questions survey during a visit to MiniBrum at Thinktank Museum in Birmingham United Kingdom on January 21, 2020.
5 Big Questions on the Under 5s is a landmark survey which gives people across the United Kingdom an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation.
At the MiniBrum of the Thinktank Museum, The Duchess was shown around the interactive, child-sized mini-city by children who helped design the space and spoke to parents and carers about the survey.
The survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people across the United Kingdom as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
5 Big Questions on the Under 5s aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
On the 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s Survey, The Duchess said:
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“Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years, so that is why I want to listen to them.
As a parent I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children.
I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most.
My ambition is to provide a lasting change for generations to come.”The Duchess of Cambridge
Royal Fashion: The Duchess of Cambridge
During her visit to Birmingham, The Duchess wore a new blouse by Tabitha Webb, the 100% silk Pansy Pussybow in Green Chevron. She paired the blouse with her Inside Jigsaw Sport Luxe Jersey Wise Leg Trouser.
For jewellery, The Duchess wore her Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings in Green Onyx and a new bracelet, the Halcyon Days Maya Torque Aquamarine & Gold Bangle (Thanks to UFO No More for the ID).
The Duchess of Cambridge finished off the look with her Emmy London Official Josie Midnight block heels.
Tabitha Webb, the 100% silk Pansy Pussybow in Green Chevron.Embed from Getty Images
The Duchess promotes 5 Big Questions in Cardiff
On January 22, 2020, The Duchess of Cambridge travelled to Cardiff to promote the 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s Survey.
The Duchess joined a baby sensory class at the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre to hear about the support that parents and staff receive, and to talk about the survey.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Mrs Morfudd Ann Meredith, Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan as she arrives at Ely and Careau Children’s Centre.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
The launch of the survey follows eight years of work by The Duchess, in which she has explored how experiences in early childhood often lie at the root of the hardest social challenges the country faces today.
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The Duchess of Cambridge Visited HM Prison Send
Later, The Duchess of Cambridge visited HMP Prison Send in Woking, England to talk to some of the women she met during a visit to the prison in 2015 — who have since been successfully rehabilitated, released and are rebuilding their families, in addition to women currently at the prison.Embed from Getty Images
The Duchess heard about the work that the Forward Trust do at the prison in supporting clients to improve their relationships with friends and family, including reconnecting with children.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Among those that The Duchess spoke with today was Kirsty, who she first met in 2015.Embed from Getty Images
Kirsty spent her childhood in and out of the care system. Following a series of adverse experiences, she turned to substance misuse and began a 10-year cycle of addiction and reoffending:
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“While serving my sentence, I woke up one day and realised enough was enough.
I took myself to my drug and alcohol worker and asked for help. I was lucky enough to be sent to HMP Send for a fresh start.Kirsty
The programme changed my life. In some of my darkest moments since, I have never turned back to drugs.”
Royal Fashion: The Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess wore the new Limited Edition Buttoned Cashmere/Wool Camel Coat from Massimo Dutti, new Animal Print Midi Skirt from Zara, Black Turtleneck Top and boots from Ralph Lauren.
For jewellery, The Duchess wore her Accessorize Simple Filigree Short Drop Earrings. She also had on a new gold necklace with ‘GCL’ engraved on it, representing her children, George, Charlotte and Louis, by British brand Daniella Draper.
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New gold necklace with ‘GCL’ engraved on it by Daniella Draper.Embed from Getty Images
Accessorize Simple Filigree Short Drop Earrings.Embed from Getty Images
Boots from Ralph Lauren.
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