Before she releases her latest campaign on early childhood development advocacy, Kate Middleton stepped out in a monochromatic red ensemble for a pre-launch event.
In an open letter released this past weekend, the Princess of Wales announced that her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood will spearhead the Shaping Us campaign, which intends to extend public awareness of the importance of a baby’s first five years of life. To advertise the forthcoming enterprise, Kate and Prince William teamed up for an event at London’s BAFTA.
The princess upped the sartorial ante for the occasion, wearing a red-hot pantsuit composed of a plunging wrap blazer and flared trousers. She coordinated her accessories to the sizzling color palette, choosing blazing-red suede pumps and an identical clutch. William coordinated his ensemble to his wife’s in a navy blue suit with a red tie.
Participants on the event included journalist Kate Silverton, Royal Foundation chief executive Amanda Berry, and singer Rochelle Humes. Following a screening of the campaign’s film, University College London professor Eamon McCrory and pediatrician Guddi Singh held a Q&A session.
“During our very early childhood, our brains develop at a tremendous rate—faster than some other time of our lives,” Kate wrote in her campaign announcement letter. “It’s a time where we lay the foundations and constructing blocks for all times. It’s once we learn to know ourselves, understand others and understand the world by which we live. But as a society, we currently spend way more of our time and energy on later life. I’m absolutely determined that this long-term campaign goes to alter that.”
She concluded the note, “I urge everyone reading this, to take the chance to learn more about this incredible time of life, to think back to your personal childhood and the way it shaped you, and most significantly, to ask yourselves what you’ll be able to do to make the world a more supportive and loving place for our youngsters.”
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