Kate Middleton Announces Major New Project With a Subtle Nod to George, Charlotte and Louis

While Kate Middleton delivered some major news, she kept her famous kids close to her heart with help from a sweet accessory. For the details, E! News breaks it all down below.

By Samantha Schnurr Jun 18, 2021 5:19 PMTags
Watch: Kate Middleton "Can't Wait to Meet" New Niece Lilibet Diana

On an important day for children in Britain, Kate Middleton kept her own kids close. 

The Duchess of Cambridge marked a milestone a decade in the making on Friday, June 18: the launch of The Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood. Having spent much of the last 10 years as a royal focused on mental health advocacy, the mother of three reflected on getting to this next step. 

"My own journey into understanding the importance of early childhood actually started with adults and not with children. It was about prevention," she explained in a video shared online. "I wanted to understand what more we could do to help prevent some of today's toughest social challenges and what more we could to help with the rising rates of poor mental health."

After her many conversations with experts—from parents to neuroscientists—"what has become clear," she said, "is that the best investment for our future happiness is in the first five years of life."

photos
Kate Middleton & Prince William's Best Moments

Though Kate's children Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, did not appear to be with her, she still found a way to keep them close to her heart thanks to a gold necklace engraved with their initials. The accessory—which she also wore in January 2020—is reportedly the Gold Diamond Midnight Moon Necklace by Daniella Draper, which retails online for roughly $1,451.  

Shutterstock; Twitter

To see more of the duchess' style evolution over the years—from pre-royal family to mom of three—just keep scrolling!

December 2006
January 2007
June 2009
October 2010
June 2010
July 2011
February 2012
July 2012
September 2012
March 2013
April 2013
December 2013
April 2014
June 2014
February 2015
June 2016
June 2016
May 2017
July 2017
July 2017
July 2017
July 2017
December 2017
Want the latest from inside the palace walls? Click here to join our tea party and receive updates straight to your inbox.