Duchess Catherine and mother-in-law, Duchess Camilla have decided to work together for a greater cause.
We already know that both of them devoted to their charity work. Kate is patron of children’s mental health charity Place2Be. Camilla is patron of The National Literacy Trust.
And now, according to HELLO!, they are joining forces for one dual cause.
The National Literacy Trust conducted a research which showed that children who enjoy reading and writing tend to have better mental health.
So, Place2Be decided to create tips on how they can advance children’s literacy in their own lives, along with Camilla’s trust.
They recommend and encourage children to “get lost in a good book… to forget about stress and worry,” to read a funny book “to make your child laugh and feel happier,” to “read before bedtime” to switch off from the day, to use picture books to “talk about difficult topics.”
On its website, Place2Be posted: “The Duchess’ support will help Place2Be hugely in its efforts to shine the spotlight on child mental health, and on the need to tackle these issues at the earliest possible stage, so that children have the brightest possible futures, as they deserve.
“By helping to raise awareness of Place2Be’s early intervention work in schools, The Duchess will also help the charity to reach even more of the UK’s most vulnerable children and their families who so desperately need support.”
Place2Be’s has had Kate as a patron for several years. In March, before she went on maternity leave with Louis, she carried out an engagement.
Kate was in Clerkenwell, London, to officially open the new headquarters of children’s mental health charity.
The Duchess gave a speech at the opening, saying: ‘This new Centre of Excellence is so crucial, not only for Place2Be to continue their outstanding work, but for all the school leaders, teachers and children it helps now, and undoubtedly will help in the future years to come….
‘This Centre of Excellence is a new, and significant, step to helping those who will raise the next generation of mentally healthy children.’
Camila became patron of The National Literacy Trust in November 2010. Camilla celebrated her 70th birthday last year. And for the occasion the Trust gave a set of 70 children’s books and specially designed bookshelves to 70 primary schools around the UK.