Kate means business! Princess of Wales looks smart in an Alexander McQueen blazer as she meets experts specialising in early childhood development at Windsor Castle
- Princess of Wales, 41, was elegant in a navy Alexander McQueen suit at Windsor
- Kate Middleton is meeting Early Years experts and scientists this morning
The royal mother-of-three is meeting with a group of eight who have been appointed to offer strategic advice to The Princess of Wales and provide oversight of the work of her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
The team will go on to support The Princess and the Centre as work is accelerated to promote the fundamental importance of the first five years of a child’s life.
The Princess of Wales proved she remains the queen of the rewear today as she donned her favourite Alexander McQueen suit to meet with experts working in the Early Years sector
Those in the group include Professor Peter Fonagy OBE, who is Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL, and Dr Alain Gregoire, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist and President and Founder of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.
The group will support the delivery of the Centre’s work in commissioning new research, learning from best practice in the UK and globally, and raising awareness of the extraordinary impact the first five years of life have on future outcomes.
Advisory Group members have been chosen for their deep expertise in a range of areas including neuroscience, psychology, perinatal psychiatry, early years services and policy development.
Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of The Royal Foundation said: “Working with such an eminent group of people is an absolute privilege. I know their advice and experience is hugely valued by The Princess, and the whole Centre for Early Childhood team, as we continue to drive awareness of, and action on, the transformative impact of the early years.
“The Advisory Group’s support in our key areas of research, collaboration and awareness raising will be invaluable and I look forward to working closely with them to make a difference for generations to come.”
Several of those involved have already played a pivotal role in the work The Princess of Wales has been pursuing for more than a decade in this field, helping her to shape her work on the issue and adding to her determination to help change the way people think about early childhood.
The appointment of the Advisory Group comes as the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood appoints Christian Guy as the Centre Director.