Today The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years.
In January, The Duchess launched the ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ survey, to reveal what the UK thinks about the early years. It also explores how COVID-19 has impacted the perceptions and experiences of parents and carers of the under-fives.
Earlier this week The Duchess joined Kelly Beaver, Managing Director of Public Affairs for Ipsos MORI, for a briefing on the landmark research, commissioned by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and conducted by Ipsos MORI.
Throughout the day, Kensington Palace revealed the #5BigInsights generated by the study. Below is a clip of Kate highlighting the first Insight:
In this recording, the Duchess brought back the blue Reiss 'Trina' dress featuring a double-breasted front and wide lapels.
She first wore the garment in March 2012 for a visit to the EACH Treehouse hospice in Ipswich.
Kate swapped the wide black suede belt for her Anderson's Croc-Effect Leather Belt.
She accessorized with her Daniella Draper Personalised Gold Midnight Moon Necklace.
The brilliant @regalreplikate quickly identified Kate's red knit top as the GAP Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater (RRP: $59.95 - now $26).
It appears Kate wore her Equipment Slim Signature Polka-Dot Silk Shirt for this clip.
The Duchess is seen wearing a cream knit sweater with the BARBOUR x ALEXACHUNG 'Edith' corduroy-trimmed waxed-cotton jacket ($640).
For the reveal of Insight 5, it appears Kate re-wore her white Zara waffle-knit blazer.
The Duchess then went on to thank people for their contribution to the study.
She sported her dark rose Marks & Spencer Wool Blend Double Breasted Blazer and Accessorize Pearl Rope Drop Earrings.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed that more than half a million people took part in her Five Big Questions on the Under Fives survey.
In a clip shared by Kensington Palace, The Duchess thanked people for responding to the questionnaire at the beginning of the year, making it the largest ever response to a public survey of its kind.
This Friday, Kate will give the keynote speech at an online forum hosted by The Royal Foundation and Ipsos MORI to discuss the full findings.
The Duchess wore a green-hued pant suit in the new video recording. It's believed to be the Massimo Dutti wool flannel blazer ($199) and the matching wide-leg trousers ($129).
She teamed it with another Massimo Dutti style, the brand’s 100% Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater ($179) in the rose-pink colorway.
Kate finished the look with her Alex Monroe Palaeontology Nugget Necklace.
Earlier in the week, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with beneficiaries of Future Men's Fathers Programmes, which help dads develop their confidence as parents at every stage of their child’s development.
The charity supports around 500 fathers and their partners each year. During lockdown they have kept in touch via virtual one to one drop-in sessions, sharing tips on how to deal with pressure, speak openly about their feelings, and continue to provide the best care for their children during challenging times.
Kate debuted the 'Medallion' blouse by MICHAEL Michael Kors for the virtual meeting. Cut from an ivory silk-blend jacquard and printed with decorative pendants, the button-front shirt is gathered along the yoke to emphasize the relaxed fit and has subtly puffed sleeves. The blouse is currently available at Farfetch and Italist.
The medallion print can also be found on a couple of other designs in the brand's FW 20/21 collection:
The Duchess of Cambridge released a video message to thank everyone who participated in the 'Hold Still' photography project.
In the recording Kate sported her red Zara gathered shoulder blazer which some may recall she first wore in 2012 for a London Olympic event.
The Duchess accessorized with a new gold charm necklace.
It is the Paleontology Nugget Necklace (£360) by British jeweler, Alex Monroe. The gold plated piece is hand made in England and detailed with fossilised nuggets etched with botanicals, animals and Alex’s iconic bumblebee. Thanks to @RoyalWikipedia for the ID.
Earlier this week, The Duchess spoke to Johannah Churchill, one of the finalists for 'Hold Still', and whose portrait ‘Melanie, March 2020’ was recreated as a mural in Manchester as part of the community exhibition.
In this video call, the Duchess is seen wearing the Boden Abercorn Scallop Cardigan in Frosted Blue (US$110).
The knit is a luxurious blend of merino wool and cotton, and has a distinctive scalloped collar.
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke with Armed Forces families who have lost loved ones in combat to hear about the importance of Remembrance week to them.
The Duchess also heard about the support that they receive from the Armed Forces community, other bereaved families, and from Poppy Legion.
Kate debuted the Ghost 'Boo' Blouse (£79) featuring an oversized scalloped, contrast collar with embroidered edging. The vintage-inspired satin shirt is currently available at Ghost London and John Lewis.
The Duchess wore her pearl drop earrings, believed to be the Accessorize Pearl Rope Drop Earrings.
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