Kate Middleton ‘Excited’ About Next Stage of Her Landmark Project, but It Doesn’t Signal a Return to Work

May 24, 2024
Kate Middleton ‘Excited’ About Next Stage of Her Landmark Project, but It Doesn’t Signal a Return to Work

The Princess of Wales has been kept informed amid her cancer treatment of how businesses are adopting her campaign on early childhood

Kate Middleton visits the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust on May 16, 2023. PHOTO: KIN CHEUNG – WPA POOL/GETTY

Kate Middleton’s “exciting” work continues amid her cancer treatment.

The Princess of Wales’ initiative to encourage businesses to create the right conditions to help parents and their children is taking another step forward. The Royal Foundation Business Taskforce for Early Childhood has published a new report that sets out the case for prioritizing early childhood and the first action to be taken as a result of its work.

Princess Kate, 42, has been out of public sight since she announced her cancer treatment in an emotional video message in March. Those close to her point out that this latest announcement by her team is not a signal of a return to work.

Kate — who is “doing well,” according to her husband, Prince William, in a comment made earlier this month — is not expected to return to work until she has been given the all-clear to do so by her medical team, palace sources say. But she was talked through the report’s findings and the next steps by Christian Guy, executive director of The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.

Catherine, Princess of Wales with 3 yr old Beatrice during a Portage Session for her 'Shaping Us' campaign on early childhood

He said on the eve of the publication of “Prioritising Early Childhood for a Happier, Healthier Society,” “This is another crucial moment for Her Royal Highness’s early childhood work…its impact, and the work of her Centre for Early Childhood, is rolling on as she recovers.”

“[On Tuesday, May 21] some of the most significant businesses in Britain will be joining forces to deliver a ‘major early years rallying call’ to their fellow business leaders across the country…urging their peers to stand with them, the Centre for Early Childhood, and the Princess to help transform the way our country supports the vital early years,” he added.

Princess Kate kicked off her business task force last March.


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