The Duchess of Cambridge touched hearts when she addressed the nation in an emotive video on the first day of Children’s Mental Health Week.
Pregnant Kate has been a patron of charity Place2Be since 2013, which tries to spot potential problems in young people’s lives early on and give them support.
She starred in the film alongside two Year 11 pupils Lauren and Sophia, mum of two Mandy and principal Ed Vainker following her visit to Reach Academy Feltham in west London last month, and stressed the importance of discovering every individual’s potential.
“Childhood is an incredibly important moment in our lives. It is the time when we explore our personalities, discover the potential that lies within us and learn how to be ourselves.
“Our experience of the world at this early stage helps to shape who we become as adults, how we begin to feel comfortable in our own skin.”
The mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte continued: “Some children will be facing tougher challenges than others, but I firmly believe that while we cannot change their circumstances, we can ensure that every child is given the best possible support to ensure they fulfil their true potential.
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“This is best achieved when we, the adults in their lives, work together to give children the emotional strength they need to face their futures and thrive.
“Whether we are school leaders, teachers, support staff or parents, we each have a role to play.
“When we are open and honest with each other about the challenges we face, we can work together to ensure the children in our care have the chance to become the best version of themselves.”
Kate and Prince William are expecting another royal baby after announcing their third pregnancy in September, with Kensington Palace revealing they are due in April 2018.
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