On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge had her day booked with engagements, starting with a meeting with mothers at Battersea Park to hear about how peer support groups have helped parents during the lockdown.
This event continues in the virtual realm, with the Duchess also chatting with organizations relating to parent peer support networks through a video call. After this, Kate also had a number of interesting telephone meetings throughout the day, sources claim.
The Court Circular, which keeps and details all of the royal family’s activities, says: “Her Royal Highness this afternoon received Ms Zeinab Badawi (Broadcaster).
“The Duchess of Cambridge afterwards held a meeting with Mrs Alice Webb (Chief Executive Officer, Eagle Rock Entertainment) via telephone.
“Her Royal Highness, the Patron, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, subsequently held a meeting with Mr Peter Fonagy (Chief Executive) via telephone.”
According to reports, the BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi has been appointed as a director of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Foundation. The broadcaster is also a trustee of BBC Media Action, the charitable broadcasting company’s charity, as well as the Chair of the Royal African Society, of which Prince William is a patron of.
As trustee of William and Kate’s Royal Foundation is Alice Webb, CEO of Eagle Rock Entertainment, a division of Universal Music Group. Before this, she was in charge of children’s services at the BBC and worked alongside the Duke of Cambridge on the project the Royal Foundation Cyberbullying Taskforce.
Alice joined William and Kate back in 2018, when they visited the BBC to talk about the issue, as well as back in 2017 Children Global Media Summit alongside the Duke.
Kate Middleton also became the patron of the Anne Freud National Centre for Children and Families in 2016 and has met the charity’s Chief Executive Peter Fonagy at several of her royal engagements.
He was among the many people who joined William and Kate for a roundtable call in April to support the Every Mind Matters platform, whose goal is to provide mental health support.