Kate Middleton encourages a schoolgirl to believe in herself, inspires us all
Kate Middleton had big shoes to fill when she became “Princess Kate.” After all, the princess before her was her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, “the people’s princess.” And yet, she continues to win our hearts with her honesty and compassion. She amazed us again during her and Prince William’s recent trip to the school Stewards Academy in Harlow, north of London.
According to People, Prince William and Princess Kate were visiting Stewards Academy to discuss how educators and parents can “support children through difficult times in school, especially at the start of the new academic year.”
As Prince William wrote in the blog Heads Together:
We have no doubt that their own children will be very happy and emotionally supported thanks to the awesomeness of their parents. He continued:
We can’t imagine what it must be like to be a royal child battling the whims of school children! It’s hard enough being a kid of any background. We’re so glad the royal couple are using their fame to shine light on the emotional trials of being a child.
In fact, Princess Kate continued to help the emotional growth of children by sharing some “encouraging words” with 15-year-old Hannah, who had given a speech to the royal family during their visit (and was understandably nervous!).
As Hannah told People:
Meanwhile, Klaudia, age twelve, believes:
The Brits, especially the royals, are notoriously famous for keeping tight-lipped about emotional concerns. But with the changing of the guard, it seems that they’re realizing the importance of sharing their personal experiences and becoming more relatable.
As Dr. Fiona Pienaar of Place2Be, a mental health charity for kids, explains:
Princess Kate and Prince William—could you guys be any cooler? Thank you for sharing your personal experiences with all of us, young and old. It helps us feel less alone.