Hello!: Kate Middleton Opens up about Her Son Prince Louis's Favorite Song
The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton recently spoke at a reception event at the Buckingham Palace, where she opened up about her son Prince Louis's surprising favorite song.
The Duchess of Cambridge reminded everyone of the strong empathy that she possesses, especially with children, when she hosted a reception at the Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 25th anniversary of youth mental health charity Place2Be.
For the occasion, children from the New North Academy in Islington and Salusbury Primary School in north-west London had prepared an original anthem in honor of the Princess.
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🎂 Happy 25th Birthday @_place2be — here’s to many more! The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron since 2013, hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the charity’s incredible work over the past 25 years. No child or young person should have to face mental health problems alone — and that has been the founding mission of Place2Be, whose teams across the UK have provided mental health services in schools. Speaking at this evening’s reception, The Duchess said: “Having visited many of your schools, meeting hundreds of your wonderful staff, children and young people, it is heart-warming to see that the support you provide is so much more than just being there in a time of desperate need”. #25yearsofplace2be
A TRIBUTE TO KATE
As the kids were getting ready for their recital, accompanied by musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Duchess went on to encourage the kids with kind words of gratitude.
Kate then learned that two of the kids attending the function had birthdays on the same day and wished them duly. She even humored that she should be the one singing to them.
The Duchess also revealed that the "Happy Birthday" song was one of Prince Louis's favorite songs, before informing the crowd that the young prince was tucked up in bed and not present at the event.
The mother-of-three was clad in an exquisite royal blue gown for the event held to patronize the charity that she has been a part of since 2013 and even gave a speech to express the sense of pride she feels being a part of the institution.
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Last night we celebrated #25YearsOfPlace2Be at a gala in Buckingham Palace, hosted by our Royal Patron The Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal). 💛 . Since her patronage began in 2013, The Duchess has met pupils, families and staff at Place2Be partner schools to see the vital work being done by the charity, as well as supported our annual #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek campaign. . Guests at the gala were treated to a performance from The New North Academy, Salusbury School and @rpoonline. They teamed up to write and compose an original song about self-esteem, creativity and their wellbeing. 🎼 . The Lord Mayor of London (@thelordmayorsappeal) and our Deputy Chair of Trustees, William Russell, welcomed guests and opened the evening. During the event, The Duchess spoke about her patronage and the importance of children's mental health, and our Founder and President Dame Benny Refson DBE spoke of why she founded Place2Be in 1994 - and why our work is just as vital today. 🙌 . Read more: bit.ly/2xsTKeH * * * * * * * * * * #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #headstogether #headsup #royalfoundation #kensingtonpalace #duchessofcambridge #wellbeing #childrensmentalhealth #earlyintervention #hrhtheduchessofcambridge #royal #kensingtonroyal #place2be #buckinghampalace #royalphilharmonicorchestra #lordmayoroflondon #bennyrefson
Kate accessorized Jenny Packham embellished dress with a clutch that had a similar pattern and color to it, and to complete the look she adorned a pair of sparkling gold court heels.
In the inspiring speech, the Duchess explored the impact of the charitable institution that works to provide emotional support to young individuals from 639 schools scattered across the UK.
The motivational princess then credited Place2Be, for teaching her that the pupils are only as happy and emotionally enduring as the adults that care for them and later claimed that they also helped her understand the importance of creating safe and nurturing environments within schools.
She further added that Place2Be also made her realize the significance of adopting a holistic view of emotional wellbeing, which has now suffused with the entire school system.
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The Duchess of Cambridge spent the morning at Stockwell Gardens Nursery talking to staff and parents about her landmark survey #5BigQuestions. Launched last week, the survey aims to spark a UK-wide conversation on early childhood, asking everyone in the UK to have their say on raising the next generation. During her visit, The Duchess spoke to teachers, staff and parents about the survey before joining chefs and apprentices in the kitchen to talk about the importance of good, nutritious food for child development. The LEYF Chef Academy offers a specialist qualification for chefs either working or keen to work with children up to the age of eight and was designed to strengthen the important roles chefs play in educating staff and parents, and influencing children’s healthy food choices. You can help spark the biggest ever conversation on the early years by answering our #5BigQuestions. Visit www.5BigQuesitons.org.uk or swipe up in our stories 📋
Previously, the young prince made headlines when he was seen admiring dinosaurs during his visit to the Natural History Museum earlier this year.
While his mother was busy promoting her landmark survey on early childhood development, young Prince Louis was exploring the museum in the company of his nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.