On Tuesday, Kate Middleton fans were treated to a special appearance from the Duchess on BBC Breakfast, where she revealed a sweet detail about her youngest child, two-year-old Prince Louis. Kate explained how her son is too young to fully understand social distancing-not least because he wants to “cuddle everything”.
The Duchess talked about how her family have been coping with the pandemic restrictions as she met with parents to launch the BBC’s Tiny Happy People digital resource. In the short film shown on BBC Breakfast, she told mum and dad Kerry and Darren and their two-year-old Dexter: “I was just saying, Louis doesn’t understand social distancing. So he goes out wanting to cuddle everything, particularly any babies younger than him.”
Speaking to little Dexter, the Duchess noted how he was “very close” in age to her son, with their birthdays being only one month apart. “Is that your digger?” she asked the little boy. “It’s very nice. Louis would like that digger.”
In the short film, Kate opened up further about her family, touching upon how great her three children’s appetites are. “My children have bottomless pits. I feel like a constant feeding machine,” the Duchess admitted.
Kate has been hard at work behind the scenes with the BBC to launch the new online platform, which has the goal of supporting parents in developing the communication and language skills of their children. The Duchess has described the Tiny Happy People initiative as “gold dust” for parents when she spoke to BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin about the project.
According to the Department of Education, in England, one in four children starting primary school are behind with their language learning, with some areas rising up to 42%. This new online platform offers a range of free films, articles, quizzes and parenting tips that have been specially designed with experts to help to nurture children’s language right from infancy.