Kate Middleton jumped straight to the top of the class today as she took an educational tour of University College London.
The Duchess of Cambridge put her best foot forward as she stepped out in a gray houndstooth dress and giant Hugo Boss stiletto.
Thrifty Kate, 39, recycled a cat-hued long-sleeved £16 Zara dress from an event in January for TODAY’s engagement at UCL.
She is meeting early years researchers who are conducting a study titled Children of 2020.
The research will track the overall development of children from nine months to five years.
Kate’s visit marks several events related to historical studies.
She said earlier today: “Our early childhoods shape our adult lives and it’s important to learn more about the effects of this critical time and what we can do to improve our future health and happiness as a society. can.
“The landmark study of children of the 2020s will clarify the importance of the first five years and provide insight into the most important aspects of early childhood as well as factors that support or hinder positive lifelong outcomes.
“I am committed to supporting more in-depth research in this important area and I am delighted to meet all those behind the study at this early stage.”
Kate has seen archive material of historical research dating back to the early 1940s.
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It also included a ‘birth questionnaire’ given to new mothers in 1958, which included questions about pregnant women’s smoking habits.
The official engagement comes as Kate launches The Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood, which looks at awareness and action on the positive impact the early years have had on individuals and communities.
The mother of three spent ten years observing how difficult childhood experiences can lead to poor mental health, family breakdown, and addiction conflict.
Kate’s visit marks her second educational visit a week after meeting students from Ulster University.
Last Wednesday she was pictured holding a tarantula as she attended an engagement by Prince William.
The pair had spent the night before at the Bond premiere in London, where Kate looked stunning in a gold gown.