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The Princess of Wales looked enthusiastic as she joined in with playtime at the Winsdsor Family Hub this morning – and even made a few new friends.
Kate, 41, remained close to home for her first post-half term royal engagement as she visited the site in Berkshire.
Dressed in a blue gingham blazer from Zara costing £73, paired with navy trousers and flat suede pumps, the Princess was pictured doting over children whose families are supported by the centre.
She layered the blazer on top of a white top, and had her brunette locks hanging down her shoulders with a loose wave.
Kate opted for light make-up to enhance her natural beauty, choosing a touch of blusher, a little eyeliner and a nude lip.
The Princess of Wales, a mother-of-three, visited the Windsor Family Hub this morning where she made some new pals during playtime. Pictured: Kate, 41, doting over a young girl whose family is supported by the centre
During her visit, the Princess, who has a passion for improving early years development, made a few new pals at playtime as she doted on young children who are supported by the centre.
She was seen chatting to an adorable young girl who seemed to have no idea she was in the presence of a royal, but enjoyed Kate’s company nonetheless.
Elsewhere, the Princess was spotted handing out toys to a tiny little tot.
Kate, who has set up The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, will also hear from parents who have been supported by the hub.
The Windsor Family Hub is run by Achieving for Children, a non-profit which provides children’s services across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Its services support children, parents and carers through its family hubs, with both universal and more tailored help available.
While visiting the hub today, Kate is spending time with a number of different groups who are currently making use of its services.
These include people taking part in a stress management course, health visitor sessions and baby massaging.
The Princess’s Shaping Us campaign, which was launched at the beginning of the year through the The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, aims to improve the lives of young people by focusing on enhancing their earliest experiences.
A helping hand! Kate looked in her element as she joined in with toddlers’ playtime at the centre, offering a basket full of toys to a little one
Beaming! Kate’s passion for early years development was clear from her enthusiastic facial expressions as she chatted to parents
The mother-of-three wore her brunette locks down, parted to the side and hanging over her shoulders
Kate opted for light make-up to enhance her natural beauty, choosing a touch of blusher, a little eyeliner and a nude lip
Kate’s work on the campaign has taken her all around the country this year, even taking to the boardroom to bring businesses on board.
In March, she visited NatWest bank’s headquarters in the City of London where brought together some of the biggest firms in the UK – NatWest, Unilever, Aviva, Deloitte, IKEA, Co-op, The LEGO Group and Iceland – for a royal round-table worth billions.
Describing the early years as a ‘golden opportunity to transform our future life outcomes’, she told assembled leaders that it was time to think ‘radically’ in order to create a workforce that is ‘resilient, flexible and able to work through differences with each other’ because ‘the healthy development of our children relies on healthy adults’.
She said: ‘We need the ability and capacity to be self-aware enough to manage our own behaviours and actions, in order to build meaningful relationships with each other.
‘We need the ability to manage things like stress and conflict, to be adaptable to change and stay motivated when faced with challenges.
‘This comes from our social and emotional skills, the foundations of which are laid in childhood.’
The princess stressed that individual relationships and connections were ‘vital for collaboration and a core element to the culture and functionality of your businesses.’
The little girl seemed comfortable in the Princess’s company – but appeared unfazed by the fact she was in the presence of a royal
During her visit, the Princess is hearing from staff at the centre as well as parents and carers who have been supported
The Princess paired her blue gingham blazer with navy cigarette-style trousers and flat pumps from Boden
The Princess has travelled to the Hub in Berkshire, close to home, where she will learn more about how the centre supports parents, carers and children in the area
Kate means business! The Princess of Wales, 41, arrived at the Windsor Family Hub in a gingham blazer from Zara costing £73
The royal said that not enough emphasis was placed on building environments that nurture social and emotional skills.
That same month, her crusade took her to the frozen aisle of Iceland as she visited a branch of the supermarket giant in Aylesbury, Bucks, where she chatted to chairman Richard Walker.
During a conversation which was filmed for the Prince and Princess of Wales’s Instagram account, she discussed with Mr Walker how businesses can support children and their carers to help set the foundations for key employability skills ‘in the earliest years of our lives’.
In the clip, Kate tells Mr Walker: ‘You hear time and time again that these soft skills, you know, the creativity, the collaboration, the critical thinking, the flexibility, the resilience.
‘You know, these are things that you’d hear that businesses are looking for and it’s really interesting seeing how, actually, so often, the foundations for those skills are built in the earliest years of our lives.’
Mr Walker added: ‘Looking at the Shaping Us campaign and reading some of the science behind it, it really challenged my thinking and it made me think what more we can do, personally as a parent, but also actually as a business.’
A nodding, smiling Kate added: ‘That’s the thing, is that so many of your employees but also customers, their parents, their grandparents, we all know that it’s important to look after their wellbeing because those are the people that are raising children today.’