The Princess of Wales joined the Executive Chair of Iceland food, Richard Walker, at the Iceland Supermarket for a conversation on Early Years and the role Business Community can play in the work being carried out to put the Early years to the forefront of the socioeconomic scene.
Earlier this week, The Princess of Wales convened a Business Task Force where she brought 10 big names in the business world together. Run by Business, for business, the Business Task Force will play an essential role in The Princess of Wales’ work to transform the way in which society priorities and supports children and the ecosystems around them in their earliest years.
The conversation between The Princess of Wales and Richard Walker was focused on the correlation between supporting early years from the perspective of ‘big business’. They talked about how businesses can support children and their carers to help set the foundations for key employability skills ‘in the earliest years of our lives’.
“You hear time and time again that these soft skills, you know, the creativity, the collaboration, the critical thinking, the flexibility, the resilience. You know, these are things that you’d hear that businesses are looking for and it’s really interesting seeing how, actually, so often, the foundations for those skills are built in the earliest years of our lives.“The Princess of Wales
Early childhood holds the key to the health of our economy and society, now and for generations to come. Given the key role of the business community in both the growth of our economy and in shaping our society, as well as the clear interest in developing a strong future workforce, this is an opportunity to come together to affect long-term change.
“Looking at the Shaping Us campaign and reading some of the science behind it, it really challenged my thinking and it made me think what more we can do, personally as a parent, but also actually as a business”.Richard Walker
The Princess of Wales also penned an article in the Financial Times about Early Years. Catherine discussed the importance of Early years, their impact on life long journey and what Business Community can do to build a happy and healthy society for the future. You can read the full article here on Financial Times.
“Our resilience, flexibility, ability to manage stress and remain motivated when facing challenges are all shaped by the foundations we build in early childhood”.The Princess of Wales
What The Princess of Wales wore to meet Iceland Food executive chair
The Princess of Wales wore her white Zara Double Breasted Textured Weave Jacket that she first wore in in February 2023 when she visited Landau Forte College Derby.
The Princess paired the blazer with an unidentified blue jeans and white ribbed top that she first wore in December 2022 during the Royal Train Tour.
Catherine was wearing her Accessorize Pearl and Disc Hoop Earrings that she first wore in February 2023 when she visited Landau Forte College Derby.
As we discussed earlier this week, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Wales began their 25 days long Spring break on Friday this week. We might not see The Princess of Wales for sometime as the kids will be back in school on April 19th.