Kate Middleton goes for glam in red at celeb-packed Bafta launch for Princesss initiative

Kate Middleton sported a super glamorous red suit on Monday as she attended a reception for her brand new campaign with Prince William.

The Princess of Wales, who recently helped out at a food bank with her husband, kicked off the next stages of her Shaping Us initiative at a glitzy reception at BAFTA in London.

The 41 year old Royal stepped out in a pricey Alexander McQueen blazer and matching flared trousers. She was pictured carrying a similarly coloured clutch as she beamed next to the Prince of Wales, 40.

She finished the glamorous ensemble with mixed-metal chandelier earrings and kept her makeup fresh with a flash of red on her cheeks that matched her outfit perfectly.

A horde of celebrities also attended the event, with the show’s host, Kate Silverton, who is now a child therapist, praising the Royal for her “ardent dedication" to the cause of improving children's early development.

After last week attending Beyonce’s exclusive concert in Dubai, TV presenter Rochelle Humes left her husband, Marvin, at home and took along their nine year old daughter Alaia-May.

“There’s only one reason that she’s here,” the singer said as she met Kate. Turning to the Princess, she continued: "And… it's your hair. She has the best hair, mum!”

The event also saw Kate give a speech to the star-studded crowd, as she said: “The campaign is fundamentally about shining a spotlight on the critical importance of early childhood and how it shapes the adults we become.

“During this time we lay the foundations and building blocks for life.

“And it is when we learn to understand ourselves, understand others and understand the world in which we live."

“This is why it is essential, to not only understand the unique importance of our earliest years, but to know what we can all do to help raise future generations of happy, healthy adults," she continued.

Kate outlined the scope of the campaign, describing it as a long-term project beginning with how a child develops and the importance of the formative years.

It will go on to “explore in more depth the importance of a child’s social and emotional world” and the significance of relationships and “surroundings and experiences".

She added: “And of course, by understanding our own childhoods – what has shaped our own beliefs, relationships, behaviours and feelings – we, as adults, are better placed to play our part in positively shaping future generations.”

Last week, Kate penned a heartfelt letter that called for readers to understand how important early learning care is.

She explained: “During our very early childhood, our brains develop at an amazing rate – faster than any other time of our lives. Our experiences, relationships, and surroundings at that young age, shape the rest of our lives.

“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.

“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.

“It will start by highlighting how we develop during early childhood and why these years matter so much in terms of shaping who we become.”


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