The Duchess of Cambridge and The US First Lady’s First Meeting


The Duchess of Cambridge and The US First Lady's First Meeting in Cornwall
Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge joined the members of the British Royal Family to welcome the leaders of G7 in Cornwall. This year The UK is hosting the G7summit and the government has deployed the Senior royals to charm the leaders. Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are meeting the heads of the G7 member nations and participating in various events. The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States. Russia joined in 1998, creating the G8, but was excluded in 2014 for its takeover of Crimea.

The first part of Catherine’s appearance was a historic moment. The Duchess of Cambridge met with the First Lady of the United States of America Dr Jill Biden. Both ladies are passionate about the Early years. Early Years and Children mental health is the primary focus of The Duchess of Cambridge’s Public role as the future Princess of Wales and The Queen of the UK. About the meeting, Kensington Palace said,

It was great to host Dr. Jill Biden and experts from the UK and the United States for a discussion on the importance of early childhood on lifelong outcomes, and how we can work together to make a difference. The importance of providing support for parents and children alike during early childhood, and the positive impact that this can have across society, is something we share a great passion for.

The Duchess of Cambridge met with the First Lady of the United States of America Dr Jill Biden.
Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge and Dr Jill Biden visited Connor Downs Academy, a Primary School in Hayle, Cornwall. They visited a class of 04th and 05th grade where they met with school pupils and teachers. Both ladies also spoke to childhood experts. The meeting and Cambridge couple’s role in the G7 summit is being reported as a “milestone in their progression”.

The Duchess and First Lady also brought over a big bowl of carrots for the bunnies that a classroom of young students in Cornwall help take care of. They joined the children in feeding the bunny named Storm per pooler. About the visit, Kensington Palace said,

The Duchess and Dr. Biden firstly visited the school’s Reception Class to hear how its pupils are supported through a bespoke Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, which uses child-led teaching to help its pupils to develop as independent, confident and successful learners.

Her Royal Highness and the First Lady also joined children taking part in a number of classroom activities. Delivering education to children aged 4-11 years old, Connor Downs Academy is a member of the Aspire Academy Trust family which comprises 28 primary schools across Cornwall. It works to create a caring and challenging environment in which all pupils are encouraged to fulfil their potential.

The school recognises and values the importance of nurturing positive relationships and actively supports the mental health and wellbeing of both children and staff.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Dr Jill Biden visited Connor Downs Academy, a Primary School in Hayle, Cornwall.
Kensington Palace

Later on, Catherine and Jill hold a roundtable discussion to talk about their shared passion and discussed the importance of children’s education and the early years. Press asked some questions to both the ladies. When The Duchess was asked about her new niece Lilibet, she happily said, I wish her all the very best. I can’t wait to meet her. We haven’t met her yet, I hope that will be soon.” The Duchess thanked the First Lady for her interest in the early years’ work.

The Duchess of Cambridge with First Lady Dr Jill Biden in Cornwall
Kensington Palace

Dr Jill Biden, an educator herself since the 70s, is the only First Lady in the history of the United States who holds a paid position while her husband is the sitting President of the nation. Teaching and early years are two sides of the same coin. The Duchess of Cambridge on her part has been working to bring the issue of early years and its impact on adulthood for a long time. Kensington Palace continued, ”

For over ten years, The Duchess of Cambridge has seen first-hand how the root cause of so many of today’s hardest social challenges – from poor mental health and addiction to family breakdown and homelessness – can be traced right back to the earliest years of life. In that time, she has worked with experts and spent time listening to the sector, parents, families and carers about their experience of and work on the early years. Next week, The Duchess will step up her work in this area, with a major announcement outlining how she will elevate the importance of early childhood and continue the conversation on this vital issue.

Through her years as an English professor and former high school teacher and reading specialist, Dr. Biden has witnessed the struggle of students who lacked a solid foundation of early childhood care and education.  She, along with President Biden, are committed to increasing opportunities for all children and young people to grow, learn, and gain the skills they need to succeed.

Thanking the Kensington Palace and The Duchess of Cambridge, Dr Jill later on tweeted,

 

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For the day, The Duchess of Cambridge trusted her favourite label, Alexander McQueen. The Duchess was wearing label’s Dahlia-Pink Leaf midi Pencil dress. Thanks to Katie on Twitter for the id.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Alexander McQueen Leaf midi Pencil dress in June 2021 for a joint engagement with the US First Lady in Cornwall
Alexander McQueen Leaf midi pencil dress

Catherine brought back her Rupert Sanderson Malory Pumps that were debuted in 2016 at the Wimbledon Finale.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Rupert Sanderson Malory Nude Pumps
Rupert Sanderson Malory Nude Pumps

The Duchess of Cambridge was carrying LK Bennett Milly Nude Mini Handheld Bag. Thanks to Emily Collins for the id.

The Duchess of Cambridge carried LK Bennett Milly Nude Mini Handheld Bag in Cornwall
LK Bennett Milly Nude Mini Handheld Bag

Catherine teamed up her look with ASOS DESIGN 14k gold plated twist hoop earrings that debuted last month.

The Duchess of Cambrdge wore ASOS DESIGN 14k gold plated twist hoop earrings
ASOS DESIGN 14k gold plated twist hoop earrings

 

The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing Amaia Kids Cotton Facemask.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Amaia Kids Face Mask to Baby Basics in August 2020
Amaia Kids Reusable Cotton Face Mask

Later in the day, The Duchess of Cambridge will join Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall for a lunch reception hosted for the G7 leaders.

Kensington Palace today revealed that The Duchess of Cambridge will share a major announcement next week on how she is working to elevate the importance of early childhood and continue the conversation on this vital issue.


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