British Royal Family

Duchess Catherine shares the first insights from her landmark research project in a new video

The Duchess of Cambridge has been looking into how the UK can better its support for children in their earliest years.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Catherine has announced the first results from her landmark research project, which is aiming to gain insight to subsequently help children in their earliest years.
On Thursday evening in the UK, the Duchess shared a new video to Instagram where she unveiled the first result from the 5 Big Questions survey, which was disseminated to the British public earlier this year.
In the video, Kate discusses the importance of a child's early years, with the caption explaining: "People overwhelmingly believe that a child's future is not pre-determined at birth. However, most of us don't understand the specific importance of the early years."
The caption continued: "Answering the #5BigQuestions, 98% of you said that nurture is essential to lifelong outcomes. But just one in four recognise the specific importance of the first five years of a child's life."

This comes after many months of planning and gathering research for the Duchess, who is hugely passionate about supporting children.
If you cast your minds back, you might remember the Duchess launching the "5 Big Questions on the Under 5s" survey back in January 2020.
The research expanded on Kate's work within the early childhood space, with an aim to better the lives of younger children by providing appropriate resources and support for them and their families.
A glowing and radiant Kate wore a beautiful gold necklace in the video. (Kensington Royal)
For the new video, the 38-year-old wore a beautiful royal-blue long-sleeve ensemble.
It featured a chic V-neck and was accessorised with an elegant necklace with a circular gold pendant.
Her makeup look was simple and glowy - there's no denying her natural glow either.
The Duchess' ensemble was simple and stylish. (Kensington Royal)
The video comes after a testing week for the royals.
On Monday, it was revealed the Cambridge's family dog, Lupo, had passed away aged nine.
Later in the week, Kate's sister-in-law Duchess Meghan shared an emotional essay about miscarrying her second child back in July.
According to many reports, the royal family have been incredibly supportive of Harry and Meghan throughout the difficult months following.
And the important work clearly continues. Stay tuned for another update on the research in the coming days.

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