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TLLK 10-08-2018 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Sun Lion (Post 2149689)
Thanks Rudolph - and details from Rebecca English of who's helping Kate - Chairman and Steering Committe members.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-children.html


A bit of follow up on this program. I discovered that an official press release had been posted back in March 2018.


https://www.royal.uk/duchess-cambrid...n-and-families

Rudolph 10-16-2018 07:07 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning held a meeting of experts convened by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to inform Her Royal Highness’s charitable “Early Years” initiative

- Court Circular || 16 October 2018

eya 10-31-2018 10:38 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge visit the Imperial War Museum in London today

https://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed...museum,_london

https://www.gettyimages.de/search/ur...alproducts=all

iceflower 10-31-2018 12:15 PM

:previous:

Here are two articles about her visit:


** hellomagazine: Kate Middleton learns about her family on poignant visit to Imperial War Museum – live updates **


** dailymail: Kate confronts horrors of family's past: Duchess pays surprise visit to Imperial War Museum to view moving letters..**

polyesco 10-31-2018 01:50 PM

Historians are great, very interesting information and heartwarming letters to see.

An Ard Ri 10-31-2018 03:13 PM

Here's a video fro HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visit the Imperial War Museum today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WfPxTd_oIk

Tiggersk8 10-31-2018 11:07 PM

Wow...The Family History & Information Kate found out today is just amazing. Seeing that Telegram, made it very real just how heart searing & shattering, those few words brought to so many homes.

That's one of the few positives the Centenary of WWI has brought. There's been so many new local projects done looking into local WWI History & learning it's effects...Even for me & I thought I was pretty well informed about my Family's Military Service, but I've discovered things the last few years I never knew & all thanks to Local Genealogical Projects.

For example...I've always known about my Great Uncle on Dad's side who survived The Somme & The Battle of Vimy Ridge. Never knew about the five Cousins who never made it off Vimy Ridge though. The Regional Genealogy Society decided to put a book together of the Men who fought in not just WWI, but all of Canada,s Wars, & I got a copy when it was released three years.

Of course I started looking up the Family Names & that's how I found out about them. Three are in the Vimy Cemetery & the other two, the Memorial is their Tombstone.

Same w/a Great Uncle on Mom's side. My Sister was doing some work on that side, since so much has been released in connection w/The Centenary & she found out his story. Only, he'd made it through everything, celebrated being alive w/his mates & was on his way home...When the Spanish Flu ripped through the Troop Ship.

Seeing that Telegram that was sent to Kate's many times Grandparents...All I could think of was the one that came to my many times Great Grandparents. Only, how much more painful that one was... As I said to my Sister when she told me about it, I can *not* even begin to imagine the pain & heartbreak our many Great Grandparents went through. I'm sure they were so grateful he'd survived & was coming home & I'm positive our many times Great Grandmother was planning on what of his favourite foods/meals she'd be making him his first days home & then...

Both Judy & I have tried to find a Picture of him, but so far, no luck. Kate's very lucky they have those pictures of her Great Uncles. Not to mention those letters surviving the years. That's just amazing to me & I'm glad they're part of the IWM's Archives, as they'll be properly taken care of for George, Charlotte, Louis & the new little leaf on the Middleton Family Tree to be able to cherish & look on someday.

Oh & if anyone's interested...A few years ago the BBC partnered w/PBS on a series called The Crimson Field. It was based on a fictional group of women who were among the first Voluntary Aid Detachment Members sent to Military Hospitals in France. It was excellent & didn’t deserve the only one season it got. The Creator of it even had the entire series planned out to the signing of the Armistice, but instead... Anyway...If you're interested in learning more about the VAD, & also what the Nursing Sisters experienced as well, the entire First, & sadly Only, Season is available over at iTunes. I highly, highly recommend it!!

Also, the book The Roses of No Man's Land is an excellent read that tells the Stories of these amazing incredible Women.

In case some are interested. [emoji4]

HereditaryPrincess 11-01-2018 06:02 PM

Ah, I visited the Weeping Window a couple of weeks ago; it's a beautiful display that's definitely worth taking a look at if you're ever in the Waterloo part of London! It's wonderful that Catherine also got to find out about her family history; I know how it feels to discover more about what your ancestors did during the war years - I discovered last year that my great-grandfather was a soldier in the Battle of Gallipoli (he was injured so he had to be transported back to Woolwich, where he was living at the time, as he then met my great-grandmother in a munitions factory when he returned) and it was great to find out about him because there wasn't much information on what my family had done in WWI at all (more so about WWII as my great-grandfather on the Irish side of my family was killed in the Blitz, which directly affected my family more).

Juliette2 11-01-2018 06:20 PM

Absolutely fantastic engagement for the Duchess. I loved everything about it. The surprise, the meaning, he personal family connection. I always lament the scarcity of involvement in historical/cultural events of the BRF. Charities are great, don't get me wrong and the members of the BRF contribute a lot to their existence, but it's good to see some attention give to Museums and other intellectual institutions especially from the younger generation. I hope we'll see more of them.

Absolutely outstanding visit!!

Rudolph 11-20-2018 07:39 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning held a Meeting of the Steering Group convened by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to inform Her Royal Highness’s charitable “Early Years” initiative.

- Court Circular || 20 November 2018

Rudolph 11-21-2018 09:43 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at UCL to visit developmental neuroscientists @UCLPALS to learn about their ground-breaking research into how environment and biology interact to shape the way in which children develop both socially and emotionally @KensingtonRoyal

Professor Eamon McCrory @UCLPALS speaks with The Duchess of Cambridge about how his lab uses brain imaging to see changes in brain structure & function in children following early adversity, with the aim of developing ways to prevent mental health problems before they emerge

https://twitter.com/uclnews/status/1...175165445?s=21

https://twitter.com/uclnews/status/1...508816384?s=21

Dman 11-21-2018 09:48 AM

A nice treat, the Duchesses are out and about today!

iceflower 11-21-2018 10:02 AM

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Here are more photos of today's UCL visit:


** rex gallery ** gettyimages gallery **


** hellomagazine: Kate Middleton surprises students and staff at UCL for caring visit – live updates **


** dailymail: Double Duchess! Kate steps out in a recycled burgundy skirt suit to visit UCL just hours after ..**

Rudolph 11-21-2018 10:23 AM

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT A UCL DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE LAB

UCL, London

Wednesday 21st November, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Professor Eamon McCrory, Co-Director of the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit in the Psychology & Language Sciences Division at UCL, on Wednesday 21st November.

During the visit, The Duchess will learn more about the Unit’s neuroscience research into how environment and biology interact to shape the way in which children develop both socially and emotionally. The Unit aims to better understand the factors that contribute to healthy development, as well as those that are linked to the emergence of behavioural and emotional problems in children. Research into developmental risk and resilience has scope to inform professionals and policy makers in ways that can improve the lives of children and families.

One of The Duchess’ key areas of interest is championing the importance of providing solid social and emotional foundations for children to support their development and emotional resilience as infants, setting them on the best possible pathway for a happy and healthy adulthood. Earlier this year, Her Royal Highness set up a steering group made up of practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines, including neuroscience, mental health, nursing, perinatal care and education. This group has met several times to discuss what can be done to make a positive difference to the lives of children by focusing on their earliest stage of life, from pre-birth to infancy.

During her visit, The Duchess will be shown the Unit’s MRI Scanning Facility to learn about UCL’s groundbreaking research on how early experience shapes brain function. Her Royal Highness will be shown how the scanner is used to study the brain, and will see the resulting images that allow scientists to see differences in brain structure and function. The Duchess will hear from members of Professor McCrory’s neuroscience research team about how they work closely with children and families to shed new light on resilience following early adversity. Her Royal Highness will then join a roundtable meeting with leading researchers and students to learn about the wider ambition for developmental neuroscience.

UCL is conducting world-leading neuroscience research into the critical importance of the early years, and developing new treatments and ways of supporting children and parents. Its work includes a focus on the early parent-infant bond and how it develops; on neural plasticity (the extraordinary ability of the brain to adapt in the early years); and how genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of conduct problems. This important work is helping to inform our understanding of early childhood development, providing new insights to radically reshape policy and practice in education and health, and to promote child well-being.

Rudolph 11-21-2018 02:28 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge today visited a team of University College London’s world-leading developmental neuroscientists.

The Duchess was there to see first-hand the ground-breaking research into how environment and biology interact to shape the way in which children develop both socially and emotionally.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Ypg_d1tDU

HereditaryPrincess 11-21-2018 03:55 PM

A nice surprise to see Catherine out and about indeed - sounds like quite an interesting event.

TLLK 11-22-2018 10:42 AM

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...erges-reveals/
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The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she studied psychology at university, as she discussed the importance of early intervention with vulnerable young children.
The Duchess, 36, visited the developmental risk and resilience unit in the Psychology and Language Sciences Division at University College London (UCL) to learn more about their work.
As well as talking to researchers, led by Prof Eamon McCrory, co-director of the unit, she was shown its MRI scanning facility and was told about the university’s ground-breaking research on how early experiences can shape brain function and development, both socially and emotionally.
She asked: “Is the idea as well that you follow the child you are looking at into adulthood? It would be really fascinating. The research in general, have they [the children and their families] got much understanding of the bigger picture?”
Earlier this year, the Duchess set up a steering group of practitioners and academics, including neuroscientists, mental health workers, nurses, perinatal care staff and teachers, to research and develop an action plan to make a positive difference to the lives of children by focusing on their early years.

Ista 11-22-2018 11:08 AM

The research being done on early childhood and brain development in children is fascinating, and has incredible real-life implications for lifelong mental health. We are seeing such an upturn in things like depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, finding out more about how to prevent or mitigate them is a huge and very important undertaking. I'm so impressed that the Duchess is interested in and supporting that work.

Rudolph 01-08-2019 10:50 AM

On Tuesday 15th January The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the King Henry’s Walk Community Garden in Islington.

The Duchess will meet @KHWGarden volunteers to hear how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.

Via Kensington Palace Twitter


THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TO VISIT ISLINGTON COMMUNITY GARDEN

Islington, London

Tuesday 15th January, 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington to see how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.

The garden has been run for over a decade by community volunteers, with support from Islington Council. It contains growing plots for cultivation by local residents, where the use of organic gardening methods helps to promote a diversity of plants and wildlife, and a full programme of educational sessions and events engage the whole community. Alongside community cohesion, the garden has also helped to reduce problems such as anti-social behaviour and vandalism in the area. The garden has subsequently received many accolades, including London in Bloom’s Best Community Garden award in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and the RHS National Certificate of Distinction in 2012.

Her Royal Highness will visit the garden to meet with volunteers from the community to hear about the benefits of this urban green space. The Duchess will be shown some of their allotment plots to see the impact that can be achieved in small scale plots. Her Royal Highness will then take part in a winter planting workshop, bird box building and pizza making in the garden’s kitchen area.

muriel 01-08-2019 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2186717)
On Tuesday 15th January The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the King Henry’s Walk Community Garden in Islington.

The Duchess will meet @KHWGarden volunteers to hear how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.

Via Kensington Palace Twitter


THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TO VISIT ISLINGTON COMMUNITY GARDEN

Islington, London

Tuesday 15th January, 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington to see how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.

The garden has been run for over a decade by community volunteers, with support from Islington Council. It contains growing plots for cultivation by local residents, where the use of organic gardening methods helps to promote a diversity of plants and wildlife, and a full programme of educational sessions and events engage the whole community. Alongside community cohesion, the garden has also helped to reduce problems such as anti-social behaviour and vandalism in the area. The garden has subsequently received many accolades, including London in Bloom’s Best Community Garden award in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and the RHS National Certificate of Distinction in 2012.

Her Royal Highness will visit the garden to meet with volunteers from the community to hear about the benefits of this urban green space. The Duchess will be shown some of their allotment plots to see the impact that can be achieved in small scale plots. Her Royal Highness will then take part in a winter planting workshop, bird box building and pizza making in the garden’s kitchen area.

Good to see her get out there. Lets hope she can get a full calender of engagements going soon.


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