Duchess Kate visited a new mother at home as part of her secret work experience

By Zach Harper

Duchess Kate is a doting mother of three children and has long put the importance of care during the first years of life at the centre of her work as a member of the Royal Family. So it makes perfect sense that the caring Duchess of Cambridge went on a home visit to a new mother as part of her recent work experience at a London hospital.

On Nov. 28, HELLO! UK revealed the duchess spent two days in a private work visit at the Kingston Maternity Unit this week. During her time at the hospital, Kate visited the antenatal, postnatal and labour wards, and she also accompanied a community midwife on a visit to a new parent’s home.

While there, Kate also learned more about the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’s global health programs that are intended to lower maternal and newborn mortality rates around the world. She also attended a roundtable discussion about the stigma that remains around women’s mental health.

Earlier this month, Kate helped open a new East Anglia Children’s Hospice in Framingham Earl, Norfolk. Photo: © Karwai Tang/WireImage

The visit was conducted in connection with Kate’s Early Years work with The Royal Foundation. She’s put huge emphasis and invested quite a lot of time and energy in it. She “believes we can provide solid social and emotional platforms for children to make them healthier and more resilient later in life,” according to The Royal Foundation’s website. “The Duchess of Cambridge has observed that so many of society’s greatest social and health challenges, and the inter-generational cycle of disadvantage, could be mitigated or entirely avoided by providing the right support for children in the earliest years of life.”

Kate’s work has involved bringing academics, practitioners and charities together to create a steering group to conduct a study into how to do just that, which will use to inform her Early Years work.

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Nursing is also important to the duchess, who is a patron of the Nursing Now 2020 campaign, which aims to increase the profile and status of nurses worldwide. Of course, mental health is also one of Kate’s key areas of focus. She helped found mental health initiative Heads Together with Prince William and Prince Harry in 2017 in connection with The Royal Foundation.

We’ll see Kate next week when she attends a reception at Buckingham Palace for NATO leaders with the Queen. Heads of state including Donald Trump will attend, and we should expect to see the Duchess of Cambridge looking elegant and gorgeous as usual in a tiara.

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