Duchess Kate Reveals How The Pandemic Changed Her Perspective On Family

The pandemic has caused lots of shifts, including the way we look at things and take for granted.

Kate has been pretty busy these days, from attending a reception at The Eden Project, hosted by the Queen and Prince Charles, to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday, the Duchess also teamed up with Jill Biden, the First Lady, to write an op-ed (a personal comment feature) on Early Years development for CNN, after the two visited a school in Cornwall.

In it, Kate talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her value the connections with family members way more and in a deeper way and make her think of what she really wanted for her children.

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In the piece, the two women talked about their commitment to Early Years projects, with the Duchess of Cambridge having focused on it heavily during the last decade.

They write: ‘In the United States and the United Kingdom alike, the disruption of the pandemic has helped us focus on the things that matter most. Having been kept apart, we all value our connection to our families and loved ones in a much deeper way.

‘We also have allowed ourselves to think differently about the future, and what we want for our children.’

They added: ‘As we look to a post-pandemic future, there are few issues more worthy of our attention than the transformative power of early childhood care and education for our communities and nations. We look forward to championing this work in the years to come.’

The piece was released after Dr Biden and Kate had a round table discussion at Connor Downs Academy in Cornwall, speaking with experts about the importance of the first few years of a child’s life.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared the op-ed on their official Twitter account, writing the following caption: ‘There are few issues more worthy of our attention than the transformative power of early childhood care and education for our communities and nations.

‘The @FLOTUS and I both look forward to championing this work in the years to come.’

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