KATE met an adorable 10-month-old baby during a visit as part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s two-day trip to Scotland. The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, appeared over the moon as she took part in a Roots of Empathy session at St John’s Primary School in Glasgow. Kate was in the company of her husband Prince William, 39, as they met youngsters and their teachers.
As the couple began their visit to the school, close to the banks of the River Clyde in Inverclyde, William joked: “Can you get my wife out of here before she gets broody?” Among the children Kate met was 10-month-old Saul Molloy, to whom the Duchess read a few pages from the book ‘That’s not my dinosaur…’ The Duchess was photographed holding the book for the baby and cuddling him when he started crying.
During the visit to the Scottish school, Kate and William also met seven-year-old children and took part in the activity organised by Action for Children – of which the Duchess if the patron – focused on learning about empathy and emotions. The Duchess stressed the importance of teaching emotional literacy to children and called for similar classes to be taught across the whole country.
For her first stop in Glasgow, the Duchess donned a light blue blouse paired with navy trousers. She accessorised her look with blue pumps and donned a pair of pearl earrings. Kate has made the early years and providing children with the best start in life one of the main focuses of her royal work. Another pillar of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s job is breaking the stigma surrounding mental health as well as shining the light on mental health issues.
Earlier this month, she became the royal patron of an organisation bringing together her two main interests, the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. The UK charity brings together more than 100 organisations ensuring women and families affected by perinatal mental health challenges have access to high quality, comprehensive care and support.
The Duchess’ close encounter with little Saul came after she confessed she enjoys working with young children. Kate made this revelation as she was touring Copenhagen in February to learn more about the world-leading approach Denmark has to early childhood. While speaking with the mothers of two eight-month-old babies, the Duchess said, referring to working with youngsters: “It makes me very broody. “William always worries about me meeting under one-year-olds. “I come home saying, ‘Let’s have another one’.”