Kate Middleton Reportedly Receives Surprise Job Offer While Visiting Children's Center in Wales
Kate Middleton gave an excited response to an unexpected job offer from one of her royal fans during an engagement at a children's hospital.
Kate Middleton is in full work mode as she embarked on jam-packed 24-hour tour of England for her 5 question survey on early childhood development.
She has been working on the survey for eight years and looks a children's development from the womb up to the age of five, called "5 big questions on the under 5s."
She made a stop at the Ely and Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, where she had the opportunity to tour the facility and meet with some of the parents and babies at the center.
Kate chatted with some of the children, who were playing "shop" with real vegetables, she also met with children playing in a sandbox. While helping a young girl wash her hands, the organization's manager, Carolyn Asante joked about offering her a job, she revealed:
"I said, 'You've got the job, and she said, 'I wish!'"
She also seemed to enjoy the pet guinea pigs Willow and Bella in the appropriately named “Cath’s Cottage”! pic.twitter.com/e3zE8WNy7O— Emily Nash (@emynash) January 22, 2020
Carolyn had nothing but praises to say about Kate, who she said was extremely involved, had a great understanding of early childhood development, and was genuinely interested in the people at the center, she explained:
"She really made the parents and children feel at ease which was lovely. Our children quickly gauge people who are genuinely interested in them, and if they're not, they just won't bother with them."
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👦🏽👧🏼The Duchess of Cambridge has launched an online survey which will provide vital new insights into the nations thoughts and concerns on raising young children. Conducted by The Royal Foundation, the survey aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. The Duchess kickstarted the launch of the survey during a visit to MiniBrum at Thinktank where she was shown around the interactive, child-sized mini-city by children who helped design the space and spoke to parents and carers about the survey. The launch was followed by countrywide visits to early years organisations, including a baby sensory class at the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre in Cardiff where she heard about the support that parents receive. At HMP Send, Her Royal Highness spoke to some of the women she met during a visit to the prison in 2015, who have since been successfully rehabilitated, released and are rebuilding their families, in addition to women currently at the prison. The Duchess heard about the work that the Forward Trust do at HMP Send in supporting clients to improve their relationships with friends and family, including reconnecting with children. Find out more and take part in the survey @KensingtonRoyal. 📸: @KensingtonRoyal and Press Association
The center resonated so much with Kate because she had lived in Wales for months after the birth of her first child, Prince George, while her husband was stationed with the Royal Air Force.
She admitted that during that time in her life, she felt so isolated because she had just had a baby, and she no family or friends around her. She said the center would have been a great support for her back then.
She also reflected on her experience of being a new mum to George when he was “a tiny, tiny baby” and William was working night shifts in Search and Rescue when they lived in Anglesey. Read more here: https://t.co/ZeydfSngOs— Emily Nash (@emynash) January 22, 2020
Despite speculation that the jam-packed tour is meant to fill in the avoid following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from the royal family.
It is reported, the itinerary was planned before the couple made their shocking announcement. As part of the tour, and after their first meeting in 2015, Kate also visited HMP, where she reunited with prisoners and also met newly incarcerated women at the prison.