The Duchess of Cambridge revealed that she will be announcing the results of the ‘5 Big Questions under 5’ survey conducted by the Ipsos Mori later this week on Friday. The result of the landmark survey is being titled as the ‘5 Big Insights’. ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ marked the first time that the UK public was asked for its views on the topic of early childhood in an open survey, and the huge response rate has demonstrated the country’s appetite for talking about the issue.
The Duchess of Cambridge touched the milestone in her Early Years Initiative Project when she launched a landmark ‘Five Big Questions on the Under Fives’ survey in January this year under the umbrella of The Royal Foundation. It gave people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation. Speaking about the project in January, The Duchess of Cambridge said,
Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years, so that is why I want to listen to them. As a parent, I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children.
I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most. My ambition is to provide a lasting change for generations to come.
In the last couple of months, we were hearing about the private meetings The Duchess of Cambridge had been attending with the Early Year’s group. Today, Kensington Palace released a short video of The Duchess. The survey, that was open for a month between 22nd January and 21st February, received more than 500,000 responses, making it the biggest survey in its own kind. In the video, The Duchess of Cambridge thanked the participants for beginning the conversation on an extremely important issue – early years.
In today’s video, The Duchess of Cambridge said,
Earlier this year, we asked you 5 Big Questions about raising our under-fives. We wanted to hear what you think about the importance of the earliest years of our children’s lives. More than half a million of you answered that call. So we’ve taken your input and combined it with even more public research to produce the UK’s biggest-ever study on the early years.
This year has been a hugely challenging time for us all and there hasn’t been a more important moment to talk about families. Later on this week, we’ll share 5 Big Insights that we’ve discovered, and I’ll take your questions. This is just the beginning. And I want to thank you for starting a conversation because we’re all on this journey together.
When The Duchess of Cambridge launched the survey in January this year, she went on a Nationwide tour promoting the survey. She began the launch in Birmingham. Then she visited Cardiff and Surrey to talk about the survey and ask people from all walks of life to participate. She spent a day at Nursery where she met with A Celeb’s Giovanna Fletcher, host of hit podcast ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’. Next, The Duchess travelled to Scotland and Northern Ireland to promote the survey after sitting with Giovanna for her very first podcast. About the survey, Kensington Palace said,
“The launch of the survey follows eight years of work by the Duchess of Cambridge in which she has explored how experiences in early childhood often lie at the root of the hardest social challenges the country faces today. What we experience in the earliest years – from in the womb to the age of five – is instrumental in shaping our future lives.”
On Friday, The Duchess of Cambridge will give the keynote speech at an online forum hosted by the Royal Foundation and Ipsos MORI during which the full findings of the research will be discussed. The project is part of Catherine’s long-term project ‘early years’ in which she is determined to make sure every child in the UK has a better start in life. She has been working hard to make people aware of the importance of the early years of life. Talking about the project, Ipsos Mori’s MD Public Affair, Kelly Beaver said, “Ipsos MORI has been conducting research with the public in the UK for over 50 years, and we have never seen a response like we did when the 5 Big Questions was launched.” From the Telegraph’s report,
The results, to be published on Friday, form part of an extensive body of research on the impact of pregnancy and the first five years of life on adulthood and society as a whole. Its conclusions will provide a platform for the Duchess’s future work, which she hopes will create generational change. Further, scientific research, commissioned by The Royal Foundation and conducted by Ipsos MORI, included qualitative and ethnographic research, a nationally representative survey conducted before the pandemic and a survey on the impact of Covid-19 on families.
The Royal Tea on Twitter concluded the “Kate Effect’ in beautiful words.
In the video, The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing Massimo Dutti 100% cashmere crew neck sweater. Thanks To Heaven LeeM on Twitter for the id.
The Duchess of Cambridge also debuted Massimo Dutti 100% Wool Flannel Blazer. Thanks to UFONOMore for the id.
Catherine was wearing her Alex Monroe Paleontology Nugget Necklace
Yesterday, we received very sad news from the Cambridge family. The family lost its loving nine-years-old dog ‘Lupo’. The newly wedded Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received the English Cocker Spaniel as a gift from Catherine’s parents in 2011. Since then Lupo had been part of the Cambridge family.
Sharing the news on Instagram, The couple said, “Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away. He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much – W & C”. RIP Lupo!