Duchess Kate went on a whirlwind 24-hour tour of the UK on Jan. 21 and 22 as part of the launch of "5 questions on the under 5s." The Duchess of Cambridge dashed between England and Wales, but she still managed to make a positive impact at each place she visited. During her engagement at the Ely and Careau Children's Centre in Wales, she impressed so much that she was even "offered" a job!
Kate helped a little girl clean her hands because they were covered in sand from play time. The mom of three handled the situation like a pro and Carolyn Asante, the centre's manager, reportedly told Kate, "You've got the job — when can you start?"
According to People, Kate wasn't completely opposed to the idea. Carolyn recounted to reporters that Kate jokingly said, "I wish!"
While at the Ely and Careau Children's Centre, Kate got to tour the facilities and engage with parents and their young children. Part of her royal engagement included attending a baby sensory class, visiting the outdoor play yard and seeing the guinea pigs!
Carolyn remarked on how the duchess made a great impression on everyone at the centre.
"It's lovely to have someone who understands children and child development," she said. "[Kate] really made the parents and children feel at ease which was lovely."
Kate also connected with parents when she opened up about feeling "isolated" after she gave birth to Prince George. It was during the time she and Prince William were living in Anglesey, Wales while the duke was still employed as a RAF Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot.
"I was chatting to some of the mums earlier," Kate said, according to HELLO! UK. "It was the first year and I'd just had George – William was still working with Search and Rescue and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey."
"It was so isolated, so cut off," she admitted. "I didn't have any family around and [William] was doing night shifts. If only I had had a centre like this."
The Duchess of Cambridge's "5 questions on the under 5s" launch is part of her Early Years initiative. The new project will give parents in the UK the chance to sound off on how the next generation should be raised.
Kate kicked off the launch at a surprise visit to the Birmingham Science Museum on Jan. 21. Then she headed to Cardiff and Woking, England, where she stopped by HMP Send, a closed category women's prison.