The Duchess of Cambridge is “changing course” and has a “secret plan” to launch new initiatives to “help the silent victims” of the Covid-19 crisis, sources said.
Kate Middleton, 39, is currently spending the country’s third lockdown at her Anmer Hall home in Norfolk with Prince William, 38, and their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and the Prince Louis, two years old.
Royal sources said the mother-of-three is shifting her focus to help charities operate in a post-pandemic world, while making progress on her early childhood investigation.
An insider told the Mirror: ‘The Duchess’ main job will be to build on the results of the investigation and bring more partners together to focus on those most at risk of falling between the cracks in society. ”
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, “changes direction” and has a “secret plan” to launch new initiatives to “help the silent victims” of the Covid-19 crisis, sources said
They went on to say that the issues Kate is passionate about, including homelessness, drug addiction and the poor mental health of children and their families, were “exacerbated” during the crisis.
Meanwhile, Peter Grigg, CEO of Home Start UK, which helps support children from disadvantaged or struggling families, said Kate was working to help “silent victims” of the crisis.
He said: “The early years were historically underfunded, but the focus on the Duchess has the capacity to bring about real change. ”
Throughout the pandemic, the Cambridges have adapted their public life, turning to video calling to conduct virtual engagements, then joining socially distant face-to-face events when restrictions were lifted.
Royal sources have revealed that the mother-of-three hopes to continue working on her early childhood investigation, while helping charities operate in a post-pandemic world
At the start of the crisis, sources told Vanity Fair that the Cambridges wanted to reorganize “their work in the face of the coronavirus.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl also revealed how the Duke would ‘become a statesman’ during the crisis.
Speaking to Australian website 9Honey at the time, Katie said the couple were the “best placed” members of the royal family to be the nation’s “pillars of support” at the moment.
She revealed, “We see William stepping up into this role of statesman. It strikes me as interesting that the first member of the royal family to address the nation was William.
Last year, expert Katie Nicholl said Kate Middleton, along with Prince William, would lead the royal family’s response to the crisis.
The royal expert explained that Kate and William are in the best position to lead the family’s efforts and support the nation.
Katie revealed: “Obviously William and Kate are not in the vulnerable sector, so they may be the best or best placed in the royal family to be able to help right now. “
Last April, their Royal Foundation site was updated to reveal the couple’s plan to provide ‘hands-on support’ and help frontline workers with ‘mental health needs’ amid the crisis. coronaviruses.
A statement on the couple’s official website at the time explained how their organization “will do everything possible to support those on the front lines responding to COVID-19 in the UK”.
Kate is currently spending the country’s third lockdown at her Anmer Hall home in Norfolk with Prince William and their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
The update detailed the couple’s plans to connect their patronages with charities that can offer hands-on support to frontline workers, and plans to promote and support mental health charities, as well as “thank and celebrate those working on the frontlines ”of the crisis.
In November, the Duchess said she was ‘amazed’ that more than half a million people had participated in her historical research on the issue of early childhood.
The study was the largest of its kind in the UK on perceptions of early childhood – which found just one in four people recognize the key importance of the first five years of a child’s life.
Kate – now HRH and future Queen Consort – is the godmother of 19 charities and organizations, and has focused her charitable work on helping children have the best possible start in life, especially when it comes to their health. mental.