The Princess of Wales has made her first solo appearance of the year, and it is all about a cause close to her heart.
Kate is visiting Foxcubs Nursery in Luton as part of her ongoing efforts to highlight the significance of early childhood to long-term outcomes.
It comes after she and Prince William had joint engagements in Merseyside last week…
The mother-of-three, who has shown her maternal side during her 12 years as a royal, is meeting with early childhood educators and parents to discuss the support the nursery provides them on a daily basis, as well as their child’s long-term social and development.
The Princess has long advocated for the importance of early childhood to long-term outcomes, and in 2021 she established The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, which works to raise awareness of and promote collaborative action on early childhood to transform society for future generations.
Kate opted for a pop of color with her outfit choice for her first solo outing of the year, wearing a two-piece knit by Gabriela Hearst and her trusty camel coat from Massimo Dutti.
Foxcubs Nursery, rated ‘outstanding’ by education watchdog Ofsted, is run by the Early Years Alliance and provides 70 places for local children aged two to five years old.
The center, which focuses on learning through play, provides places to families who qualify for free childcare and early education and encourages parents to become involved in the nursery’s life.
The Princess visited the nursery children and participated in some of the arts and crafts activities. The royal and the children both laughed as she assisted them in making face masks.
Kate was a good sport as she held up the elaborately decorated bunny mask to her face, causing the children to laugh.