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Kate Middleton Just Announced Rare Solo Overseas Trip

In an interesting announcement, it was revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Denmark, the native home of LEGO, later this month. On Friday the official Twitter account for Kensington shared a creative new video that shows Kate Middleton playng with LEGO bricks before she spells out the word “Denmark” with the bricks alongside the country’s official flag.

We have no doubt that for this interesting announcement video she had to borrow the toys from her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

“Looking forward to learning from experts, parents & practitioners about Denmark’s approach to early childhood later this month,” the Duchess tweeted. “Denmark is a beacon of best practice in its approach to the early years, with a culture which prioritises the best start in life.”

She finished off the message with the Danish phrase, “På snarligt gensyn,” which means, “see you soon”.

The Palace has confirmed that Kate will be making a solo trip to Copenhagen between 22nd and 23rd February for a working visit with The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.

This will mark the first time that the Duchess will be bringing the work of The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood to the international stage. The goal of The Centre is to raise awareness and fund research on the huge impact that the early years have on a person’s development.

The project will try to learn from Denmark’s example on this trip, as it is a country widely recognized as a leader in its approach and investment in early childhood development.

Kate will use this opportunity to dive deeper in how Denmark has created an enabling culture for early childhood development, especially how they have been promoting infant mental wellbeing alongside physical health, and how they harness the power of nature, relationships and playful learning in the first five years of life.

Her programme will focus on innovative initiatives and projects which aim to support children in their growth, especially in the areas of social and emotional development, but not just for them, but to their parents and wider communities surrounding them as well.

During the visit, the Duchess will get the chance to meet in person a broad range of people, from children and families, to leading researchers, representatives from academia and those working in the early education sector.

This visit will also be a tribute to the historic ties Britain has with Denmark, as well as being a joint celebration for both of the monarchies  Jubilees that are taking place this year, The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, marking seven decades on the British Throne, and The Golden Jubilee of Margrethe II, who celebrates 50 years on the Danish throne.

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On the second day of her visit to the country, Kate will receive an official welcome by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. This will further solidify the relationship the two long-standing monarchies have and a sign that this will continue in the future, as well as celebrate both of the Jubilees they have this year.

After that, the Duchess will join the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and visit a project supported by the Mary Foundation, founded in 2007 by the Crown Princess, which protects women and children from domestic violence.

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