Kate Middleton and Prince William are highlighting a critical children’s issue in their first royal appearance of the year. They decided to pay a visit to the Foundling Museum founded in 1739. It served as a shelter for children who were at risk of being abandoned. Whereas, Kate is now a museum patron.
They joined a roundtable conversation with foster care specialists from throughout the country to address the obstacles. Princess Kate has made it a priority in her royal work to support children’s early childhood development. Collaborative action has her priorty since she believes that many of today’s most difficult societal concerns have their origin.
Kate Middleton and Prince William took part in a group activity in their first Royal appearance. They drew images on the floor together. They also spoke to people who had first-hand knowledge of the care system. Many people helped Kate with her portrait project during the pandemic. One of them was poet Lemn Sissay. The book My Name Is Why by Sissay detailed his personal journey through the foster care system.
In order to develop educational programmes, the museum frequently draws on the work of artists, writers, and musicians. It also do work for the benefit of underserved and at-risk youth. This coincides with Kate’s interest in art therapy, which is employed by some of the mental health charities and organisations she supports.
During William and Kate’s visit to the museum, they learned about a programme that trains young adults who have been in foster care to create and assist with family workshops at the museum. The programme offers these young adults paid employment while also teaching them valuable life skills.