This is the sweet moment the Princess of Wales calmed a man’s nerves when she asked him for a selfie during her visit to Leeds this morning.
Dressed in an Alexander McQueen emerald coat, Kate, 41, toured Leeds Kirkgate Market to discuss the importance of early childhood years – the theme of her new campaign Shaping Us.
As she visited the market, a royal fan, who says she is ‘a bit autistic’, asked the mother-of-three to pose for a picture with her – and admitted she was ‘really nervous’.
Seemingly keen to put the man’s nerves at rest, Kate replied: ‘Please, don’t worry. All right. We all get nervous.’
This is the sweet moment the Princess of Wales calmed a man’s nerves when she asked him for a selfie during her visit to Leeds this morning
In a clip of the moment, which was shared on Twitter, the princess can be heard saying ‘good job’ after the royal enthusiast successfully captured the image of them posing together.
At the start of the footage, Kate can be seen walking around the market when a stranger in the crowd shouts: ‘Can I have a selfie?’.
As the royal approached her, she admitted: ‘Sorry… I’m really nervous,’ to which Kate replied: ‘Please, don’t worry. All right. We all get nervous.’
For today’s outing, Kate opted for £1,280 brown knee-high boots and a cream dress by Gianvito Rossi.
As she visited the market, a royal fan, who said she was ‘a bit autistic’, asked the mother-of-three to pose for a picture with her – and admitted she was ‘really nervous’
The Princess of Wales visited Leeds this morning to mark the official launch of her Shaping Us campaign, which focuses on the early years of childhood.
During her visit, the mother-of-three politely ignored a wolf whistle from a member of the public as she waved to a crowd of royal fans waiting to catch a glimpse of her.
Keeping her jewelery to a minimum with £74 gold earrings from Shyla London, Kate opted for a bouncy blow-dry and finished off her outfit with a matching green suede £435 handbag from Manu Atelier.
The royal campaign, which launches today, is a long-term project by the princess, starting with how a child develops and the importance of the formative years.
During her visit, the mother-of-three spoke to vendors who have worked at the market for more than 30 years and spoke to members of the public about their reflection in the campaign film, which made its big screen debut at a BAFTA event last night.
Kate waves to the crowds after her visit to Kirkgate Market in Leeds, West Yorkshire this morning
The Princess of Wales smiles at royal fans during her visit to Leeds Kirkgate Market
The Princess of Wales was all smiles as she spoke to staff at Kirkgate Market. She paired her cream dress with an emerald green Alexander McQueen coat and gold hoop earrings.
The Shaping Us short film highlights how babies and children develop in response to their early experiences.
The 90-second claymation film depicts how the development of a young girl aged zero to five is shaped by interactions and her environment and will be shown in cinemas from Friday.
After her visit to the market, Kate then went to the University of Leeds – where she will give a second year lecture on the ‘Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Supporting Children’s Learning’ module, which examines children’s learning and development, including attachment theory.
The Princess chose to visit Leeds today as part of the city’s ongoing ambitions to become the UK’s best place for young people and children to grow up.
The Princess of Wales was pictured visiting Leeds Market this morning. She wore a longline green coat, dark brown suede boots and a cream dress
The Princess of Wales wore her hairstyle bouncy blow-dried and opted for a brown smokey eye for this afternoon engagement.
The Princess of Wales talks to vendors who have worked at the market for over 30 years and to the public about their portrayal in the film.
In 2012, the city launched Child Friendly Leeds with the belief that by investing in and supporting children, young people and their families, the whole city would see immediate and long-term social and economic benefits.
Leeds City Council, working with partners to deliver enrichment programs to improve outcomes, has seen the number of young people in care fall safely, more teenagers going into education, employment and training and better school attendance.
Leeds Kirkgate Market opened in 1857 and is home to hundreds of local independent businesses covering everything from fresh fruit and veg, butchers and fishmongers to a community library, cookery school and volunteer centre.
During last night’s BAFTA screening, the Princess of Wales described the Shaping Us program as her ‘life’s work’.
As she wandered around the market, the princess politely ignored a wolf whistle from a royal fan.
The Princess of Wales matched her emerald-studded coat with an old favorite suede handbag from Manu Atelier.
It will ‘explore more deeply the importance of a child’s social and emotional world’ and the significance of relationships, ‘environment and experience’.
Earlier today, the princess appeared in a new video shared on her official social media pages, wearing a smart green blazer with a black scoop neck top underneath.
He said: ‘Our early childhood, the period from conception to the age of five, fundamentally shapes the rest of our lives.
‘But as a society we currently focus too much of our time and energy on later life.’
Kate explained that she is now launching the Shaping Us campaign, adding: ‘To raise awareness of the life-changing impact we have when we build a supportive, nurturing world around children and those who care for them.
‘By focusing our collective time, energy and resources on these most preventive years, we can make a huge difference to the physical and mental health and happiness of generations to come.
In the clip, the royal rocks her hair in a bouncy blow dry style, pulling some of it behind her shoulders.
Introducing the film at a BAFTA screening last night, the princess said: ‘The campaign is about the importance of childhood and how it shapes us as adults.
‘At this time we lay the foundations and building blocks for life. And this is when we learn to understand ourselves, learn to understand others, and learn to understand the world in which we live.
‘That’s why it’s essential, not only to understand the unique importance of our early years, but to know what we can all do to help raise future generations of happy, healthy adults.’
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