WASHINGTON: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and the US First Lady Jill Biden in a co-written article called for better care and education for children of both countries, saying it is key to rebuild after coronavirus pandemic.
Yesterday, Kate joined Jill to meet the children aged four and five during a reception class at the Connor Downs Academy near Camborne.
The meeting was followed by a round table discussion with UK education experts. Kate and Jill, in a joint opinion written for CNN, said a ‘fundamental shift’ is a need of time in the UK and US’s approach towards educating children.
US First Lady Jill Biden has been an educationist and teacher for more than 3 decades while Kate Middleton has shown a passion for her early years since becoming a mother to her three children namely George, 7, Charlotte, 6, and Louis, 3.
Both figures emphasized world leaders must focus on building a society stronger than pre coronavirus pandemic. Both urged Britons and Americans to make caregivers feel valued and supported, saying the early childhood care and education should be considered as among the determining strategic issues for our time.
The article added, “As we look to a post-pandemic future, there are few issues more worthy of our attention than the transformative power of early childhood care and education for our communities and nations.”
During yesterday’s visit, Kate and Jill also discussed women empowerment and educating children.
Kate is at the centre of Britain’s diplomatic mission to woo the US as Boris Johnson pushes for a quick free trade deal with Joe Biden as well as a quarantine-free travel corridor this summer. Around an hour later, after a quick outfit change, Jill Biden along with her husband was on the beach where they met Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson as G7 leaders and their partners gathered on the sands of Carbis Bay, St Ives.