Kate Middleton shared a new photo of herself as a child with her parents on her social media on Saturday, urging others to do the same.
The mother-of-three said the photo of her mother was part of her #ShapingUs campaign launched last week to highlight the important role early childhood years play in shaping how people become adults.
In the early 1980s, baby Kate, wearing a white lace dress with small yellow flowers, touches her father’s face as he hugs her.
The Princess of Wales has been outspoken about children’s health issues.
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“Faces are a child’s best toy,” he was quoted in the post.
“This weekend, we would love for all of you to talk to your friends, family, colleagues and community about your childhood and how they shaped your life”.
She added, “I hope you’ll consider joining me in sharing a photo of yourself before your fifth birthday to help those conversations and share some laughs and memories too.”
The Princess of Wales’ post prompted people to share pictures of their own babies, including celebrities such as Jamie Oliver.
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Kate Middleton is helping launch a new campaign called “Shaping You,” which emphasizes the importance of childhood in development. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
In a video message last week, Kate said that while childhood is so important, “as a society, we currently spend too much of our time later in life. Today the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood is launching a new campaign, ‘Shaping Us,'” To raise awareness of the life-changing impact we can have when we build a supportive, nurturing world around children and those who care for them.”
He added that by focusing time and energy on those “preventive years, we can make a huge difference in the physical and mental health and happiness of future generations.”
Prince William and Kate moved their family from London to quiet Adelaide Cottage in Windsor ahead of the start of the new school year where their children – Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7 and Prince Louis, 4 – began attending nearby Lambbrook Prep. School. (Jonathan Brady – Poole/Getty Images)
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Prince William and Kate moved their family from London to quiet Adelaide Cottage in Windsor ahead of the start of the new school year where their children – Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7 and Prince Louis, 4 – began attending nearby Lambbrook Prep. School.
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