I am back with Royal Trumpets!!! Royal World is slowly but speedily catching its busy schedule. The fall has officially graced us with its presence, so does the increased number of royal engagements. This week was pretty busy as the upcoming are scheduled to be. Let us have a look back at what happened in the royal world of Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Letizia!!!
What do you like the most about Duchess of Cambridge? The answer will be her elegant and approachable familiar style and her compassionate and feminine personality that is making a big difference in many lives without making any noise.
Duchess who has made Early year intervention, mental health and family and care support her main focus of public life is doing her work with passion to make the slightest difference that she can make as she said in her engagement interview almost 9 years ago.
It is not a silent difference, the early years of a kid’s life are defining years. A safe and secure childhood with a loving family is the foundation of great lives. Duchess who her self comes from a close-knit family understands the importance of loving and caring family home and along with her husband Prince William doing her best to give the same safe and full of love upbringing to her own kids that she had.
And she is determined to make sure that every child in the UK gets that too. Whether it is her patronages, her Back to Nature Garden or her support to Backyard Nature, her every step is focused on the next generation of Great Britain.
Prof Peter Fonagy, the CEO of Anna Freud Centre, a Patronage of Catherine, said, “The Duchess of Cambridge has done more to turn the tide of stigma around mental health than any other single individual that I could name. To the millions of children who have been suffering in silence, she is their voice.”
It is true on so many levels. The Duchess used her position to put the limelight on an issue that was considered a taboo otherwise. No one was talking about early years’ importance, child and parent mental health this openly at such high profile platform. She talked about her own experiences and difficulties she faced as a new Mother, postpartum depression. She has started the conversation and brought the issue into the centre of the stage, from here it will only go up and beyond. She is trully turning into Children’s Princess. As People Magazine’s cover said , ” The Mom Who Will Be Queen”.
Yesterday, Palace released the result of a competition held by BBC’s Children Show Blue Peter Pan.
Jessica’s beautiful winning sculpture is made of wood and recycled metal, wowing the judges with its stunning butterfly wings, covered in clematis flowers. Lucy and Megan, who designed beautiful tin can herbs and den building activity cards were the runner-ups.
Duchess of Cambridge, a country girl at heart, has been a long standing advocate of physical and mental benefits of spending time outdoors with family, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development. During her first appearance, Duchess talked to the show presenter Lindsey Russell about her love for the spending time outside and its benefits. When Russell asked Duchess whether getting outside with her family is something she does a lot, Duchess replied laughingly,
Yes, “rain or shine” they get “dragged outside. But it’s great, and I see it encourage creativity, confidence. Even a short amount of time 10 to 15 minutes outside makes a huge difference I think to both physical well-being but also to our mental well-being.”
Ahead of the visit, William and Catherine will attend a special event at the Aga Khan Centre on 2nd October, hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan. Organised in cooperation with the High Commission of Pakistan, the event will showcase modern Pakistani culture.
It looks like Catherine is really busy behind the scene too. Today Gertsroyalsnoted two Court Circual entries stating that Catherine as Joint Patron of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this morning received Mr Jason Knauf (Chief Executive) and afterwards held an Early Years Meeting.
Last Month, the foundation name and structure was changed. Gertsroyalsshared this picture of the company document on Twitter.
Today, Queen Letizia of Spain was in Burgos to attend the first Conference on Good Practices in Rare Diseases promoted by the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases – FEDER and visited the State Reference Center for Care for People with Rare Diseases and their Families ( CREER Center ), under the IMSERSO.
The day began with a tour of the facility during which Letizia observed various posters of the panel describing the rare diseases and the practices needed to undertake to support the patients. The conference was held under the slogan ‘Rare diseases, a comprehensive challenge, a global challenge’, with the participation of more than 60 representatives of Spanish patient organizations.
During the tour, Letizia received explanations from one of the speakers in front of the panels. Letizia visited the rehabilitation area with the hydrotherapy room and gym, apartment 1 and the multi-sensory classroom.
Letizia also saw the Casa Do Marco – a specialized centre in Portugal, which aims to care for the patients suffering from rare diseases. People with rare diseases constitute a population group that requires specific compensatory actions in the provision of services. About seven thousand diseases of this type are identified. These diseases are usually serious, chronic and cause the people they affect to require specialized and prolonged care or attention.
After the tour, Letizia joined the attendees of the conference in the auditorium where a discussion on the rare diseases held under the slogan of “Advocacy – Social Transformation in rare diseases”. FEDER organised this conference along with the European ( EURORDIS ), Ibero-American ( ALIBER ) and international ( RDI ) with the aim to start an initiative that will make international organizations such as United Nations recognise the issue of Rare diseases.
Letizia has always been passionate about this cause and attends regular meetings held by the foundation of Rare Diseases. About the cause Palace said,
“These diseases pose an added problem as they are scattered and few groups. To guarantee equality in access to social, educational and health devices and the full participation of these citizens, reference initiatives must be launched to improve the care they receive, promote collaboration among stakeholders and promote research, information and the creation of specific devices to increase their quality of life.
It is essential to build national and international networks, platforms and common strategies, coordinate initiatives with the participation of all the concerned to play a decisive role in the actions. There is an absolute need to promote measures to equalize opportunities in order to guarantee access and care to defend the rights of the people with more common diseases and compensate them for the inadequacies in the care they receive, guaranteeing equity, quality, safety and efficiency in the services provided. Cooperation and coordination among all the services involved is, in this conception, a key axis of work.“
Before leaving Queen Letizia met the children of the CRECER Center and stood for a group photograph.