Kate Middleton Talks to the Public about Her 5 Big Questions Survey in Rare Personal Video

This week, Duchess Kate reached out to the public with a rare direct video regarding her latest project. The Royal shared a short clip where she spoke about her “5 Big Questions” survey

Duchess Kate’s video was shared on Kensington Palace’s Instagram and Twitter pages on Tuesday. There she asked the public to participate in her new initiative which aims to support early childhood development.

The “5 Big Questions” survey, aims to get “parents, families and carers” to give their thoughts and views on how they can be best supported in “raising the next generation.” In the clip, Kate, 38, is also seen during her recent visits around the UK.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Coventry Cathedral on January 16, 2018 in Coventry, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Coventry Cathedral on January 16, 2018 in Coventry, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Thousands have taken the survey

She visited Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England where she listened to people’s opinions on the matter and promote her new initiative. In the footage, the Royal also shared how over 200,000 people had taken her survey discussing their needs in supporting children under five years old.

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Grabbing a @Social_Bite in Aberdeen – in Scotland The Duchess of Cambridge visited the café to speak with employees, volunteers and customers who have experienced homelessness about how early childhood experiences can have a lasting impact. Social Bite runs social enterprise cafés across Scotland and distributes food and hot drinks to people experiencing homelessness. The organisation also employs staff who have experienced homelessness themselves. The Duchess has been taking her UK-wide landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ to Northern Ireland and Scotland, following visits to Birmingham, Cardiff, Woking and London last month. Speaking about the #5BigQuestions survey, The Duchess said: • “I wanted to hear directly from people across the UK and it’s great to have been able to talk to people in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and across England about their experiences. • I want to thank the 200,000 people who have filled it out because each and every response will help show us what society really thinks about raising the next generation. • I am excited to hear from even more people before it closes on 21st February”. • The #5BigQuestions survey takes just 5 minutes to complete – and aims to spark a national conversation on the early years. Visit the link in our bio to fill out the survey and help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. Photos © Kensington Palace

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Where the survey can be taken

Those interested can take part in her survey which is open until February 21, 2020. The survey can be taken by UK residents here.

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Today The Duchess of Cambridge has taken her UK-wide #5BigQuestions survey to Northern Ireland and Scotland, starting with a visit to @TheArkOpenFarm in County Down, Northern Ireland. The #5BigQuestions Survey aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come – visit the link in our bio to fill out the survey. At the farm The Duchess spoke with local parents and grandparents about their experiences of raising young children, and their thoughts on the early years. What we experience in our earliest years – from in the womb to the age of five – is instrumental in shaping our future lives. The Duchess has spent time meeting families across the country and hearing about the issues they face, in addition to speaking with academics, experts, organisations and practitioners. The ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people 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. Photos © Kensington Palace

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When was Kate’s clip recorded

According to “People” magazine, it appears the clip was taken last week during her day visit to Northern Ireland and Scotland to promote the initiative. The publication noted how the Duchess wore the same lavender turtleneck and olive jacket that she was seen in during her visits.

Kate & William are taking time off

Kate and husband Prince William are reportedly taking this week off from their Royal duties to spend time with their two older children. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are allegedly on their half-term break.

2020’s first official Royal visit to Ireland

The Royal couple is set to make their first official Royal visit to Ireland on March 3, 2020. The pair will return to London ahead of this year's Commonwealth Day celebrations on March 9, 2020.

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🎧 SOUND ON — listen to a clip of The Duchess of Cambridge talking with @MrsGiFletcher about her own childhood experiences and the importance of the early years. Their full conversation will be released as a special episode of Giovanna’s ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast – a series of frank and warm conversations with mums and dads covering all aspects of parenthood, from tackling loneliness, to being a single parent. On this Early Years episode, The Duchess discusses her '5 Big Questions on the Under Fives' – a quick, online survey which aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. Visit the link in our bio 🗣️ to have your say on the biggest ever national conversation on the early years #5BigQuestions

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Kate’s podcast interview

The Duchess recently gave a rare interview on the “Happy Mum, Happy Baby” podcast where she discussed her pregnancies. During the interview, Kate revealed: “I got very bad morning sickness, so I’m not the happiest of pregnant people.”

The podcast was hosted by bestselling author Giovanna Fletcher.

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