Well done Kate! Queen gives seal of approval to Duchess' milestone project

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The Queen showed her support for Kate’s 5 Big Questions project – a mass survey on early childhood – via social media. The monarch’s official Twitter account, The Royal Family, shared a video showing Kate revealing one of the five main insights gathered from the 5 Big Questions survey. 

The Royal Family social media account, which represents the Queen as well as other working royals who don’t have their personal Twitter handle, added: “The Duchess of Cambridge is sharing #5BigInsights from landmark research on the early years, commissioned by The Royal Foundation and conducted by IPSOS Mori.

“Visit @KensingtonRoyal to see more…”

Kate launched the 5 Big Questions survey on January 21, when she toured the UK to raise awareness on the importance of the first five years of life in children and invite people to take part in her poll.

The survey, developed with the Royal Foundation and carried out with pollster Ipsos MORI, gathered the views of more than 500,000 people. 

The enthusiasm shown by people answering these questions helped make it the biggest survey dedicated to early childhood ever carried out in the UK.

Kelly Beaver, the Managing Director of Public Affairs at Ipsos MORI, said: “Ipsos MORI has been conducting research with the public in the UK for over 50 years, and we have never seen a response like we did when the 5 Big Questions was launched.”

The replies were then combined with research and experts views to produce the findings unveiled yesterday. 

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“The early years are not simply about how we raise our children.

Upon announcing the publication of the results, Kate said: “Over the last decade I have met people from all walks of life.

“I have seen that experiences such as homelessness, addiction and poor mental health are often grounded in a difficult childhood.

“But I have also seen how positive protective factors in the early years can play a crucial role in shaping our futures. 

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“They are, in fact, about how we raise the next generation of adults.

“They are about the society we will become.”

Today, Kate will deliver a keynote speech in which she will discuss the five big insights that emerged from the study.

The Duchess of Cambridge will also take questions from the public watching her speech from home. 

The year-long work dedicated to the 5 Big Questions project has been praised by many royal fans.

One Twitter user, with the nickname FlyingBoomerang, said: “Thank you for all the works put into getting the #5BigQuestions out there to the public during the promotional period by making stops in every county in the UK.”

Another, a fan account dedicated to the Cambridges, said: “I love that Catherine and William really take the time to research and most importantly listen rather than rushing in.

“Their work will have a huge impact for generations to come. 

“Excited to read the report and to see what is developed from it.”

And a third, Auriga, said: “A very important project… Well done Kate and your team.

“Just like #HoldStill and how it resonates with people. Keep it going #EarlyStart”.

The initiative and its findings have also been called a “milestone moment” for Kate by Kensington Palace.      



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