Focus more on under-fives, says Kate, UK's Princess of Wales
British people should focus more on the developmental needs of children aged under five, Kate, the wife of heir-to-the-throne Prince William, said in an
open letter released on Saturday ahead of a new awareness campaign.
The Princess of Wales, as she is officially titled, has made the issue one of her focal campaigning causes, setting up the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood two years ago.
"It is a time where we lay the foundations and building blocks for life. It is when we learn to understand ourselves, understand others and understand the world in which we live," wrote Kate, who earlier this week met a group of experts to provide advice and oversight of her Centre.
"But as a society, we currently spend much more of our time and energy on later life. I am absolutely determined that this long-term campaign is going to change that."
She said she would be joined by experts along with "well-known faces from music, sport and television" to highlight the critical importance of early childhood.