Mum-of-three Kate, commonly known as the Princess of Wales, made a special appearance on Children in Need to deliver a very important message. Wearing a Lisou Betty Blue rainbow-printed shirt, she opened the star-studded show by highlighting the crucial work of the long-running charity. Kate, 41, spoke directly to the camera, stating that "it is vital that we nurture every childhood" and urging the support, championing, and empowerment of all children to reach their utmost potential for future health and happiness.
The Princess emphasized the significance of the earliest years in shaping the rest of our lives through our relationships, surroundings, and experiences. She expressed her concern for those who face stressful and traumatic situations during their early childhood, emphasizing the need to overcome such adversity, which can take many years. Consequently, she underscored the importance of projects supported by Children in Need, as they provide safety, security, and love to the youngest and most vulnerable members of society during their formative years, enabling them to enjoy their childhoods and flourish in the future.
In addition to her appearance on Children in Need, Kate recently delivered a keynote speech at The Shaping Us National Symposium, where she reiterated her commitment to making a positive difference and supporting the most vulnerable individuals. The Princess launched The Shaping Us campaign to shed light on the significance of a child's formative years and the need for both short-term and long-term, preventative change to support children and young people in need.
Children in Need, a charity established by the BBC in 1980, raises funds for underprivileged children and young people. With a history spanning over four decades, the organization has raised more than £1 billion. Its iconic mascot, Pudsey Bear, is widely recognized. The recent Children in Need show, hosted by Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey, Lenny Rush, and Alex Scott, featured a Doctor Who special and the Race Across Yorkshire challenge with popular TV characters.
Kate's appearance on Children in Need and her continued advocacy reflect her dedication to supporting the most vulnerable members of society. Her powerful message serves as a reminder of the importance of nurturing every childhood to ensure a brighter future for all children.