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The Duchess of Cambridge joined   @CBBC  ’s   #BluePeter   to unveil the winner of their Royal Garden Competition at   @RHSWisley   – congratulations Jessica 👏 on your winning design! Jessica’s beautiful winning sculpture 🦋 is made of wood and recycled metal, and wowed the judges with its stunning butterfly wings, covered in clematis flowers 🌸 swipe to watch The Duchess and Jessica seeing the winning design for the first time. Congratulations also to the runners-up, Lucy and Megan, who designed beautiful tin can herbs 🌿 and den building ⛺ activity cards. The Duchess, Ben from   @The_RHS   and George Hassall joined the judging panel to pick out the winning entry for the competition, which The Duchess launched back in June this year 🍂

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The Duchess of Cambridge met the Southwark Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) team to find out more about their work supporting young parents. During her visit The Duchess met mothers who have been through the FNP programme to understand how the programme has helped them and their children. Among the parents The Duchess met was Amina, who was supported by the FNP team during the first two years of her three-year-old daughter Ramira’s life — on the support she received, Amina said: “When I was pregnant with Ramira my nurse Debbie helped me find suitable housing. When Ramira was born she would regularly visit us and we attended classes together at my local children’s centre. She also provided lots of guidance when I was weaning Ramira and even supported me when I took Ramira on holiday to America. Debbie has constantly been there for Ramira and me. I’m very thankful for the support I received from the Evelina London FNP. It’s given me the confidence and knowledge to be an even better parent to Ramira.” Click the link in our bio to find out more about The Duchess’s visit.

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To further her research and engagement with the Early Years sector, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Health and Development Centre to meet with the Southwark Family Nurse Partnership team and highlight the valuable work that they do. Swipe to see more about their work: 2-3. The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary home visiting programme for first-time parents aged 24 and under. Parents are partnered with a specially trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from early pregnancy until their child is two. The Duchess met the team at Sunshine House to discuss the FNP programme and its impact on clients and communities, and hear more about the strategic direction and development of the programme in England. 4-5. The Duchess met mothers who have been through the FNP programme to understand how the programme has helped them and their children. The programme supports young mums to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child's health and development, and reach their goals and aspirations. Multiple rigorous evaluations show it has a long-term positive impact on child outcomes. FNP is delivered in around 70 areas across England and each local team is made up of specially trained family nurse supervisors, family nurses, and quality support officers. 6-7. FNP in Southwark is delivered by Evelina London, of which The Duchess is Patron. As part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Evelina London is a major children’s hospital and provider of community services. From health visitors and school nurses to specialist treatment for children with long-term health conditions, Evelina London’s community services care for children and families across the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark — thank you to everyone that came out to greet The Duchess of Cambridge today! 📷 Kensington Palace / PA

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“I had the pleasure of meeting [at BAFTA Piccadilly] some of BAFTA’s Prince William Scholars 🎓 and was delighted to hear first-hand how the scholarship has benefitted their careers.” — The Duke of Cambridge. Prince William Scholarships, awarded in The Duke of Cambridge’s name, form part of Bafta’s UK Scholarship Programme, which supports talented people at all stages of their career in film 🎬 games 🎮 and television 📺. Among the Prince William Scholars The Duke of Cambridge met today at   @Bafta   was Matilda Ibini (📷   #2  ), from Hackney in London: Matilda applied to the BAFTA scholarships programme in 2014 to study an MA Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) at   @CityUniversityLondon  , and has now landed a TV development deal 📝 to develop an original comedy-drama TV series. On the impact of her Scholarship, Matilda said: “It feels incredible to have been awarded a scholarship from such a prestigious organisation as BAFTA…I feel that I have been fortunate enough to be given the time to write the stories I want to tell. This time is invaluable and I will be sure to make the most of it. I have faced many barriers in my life and being awarded this scholarship has meant funding won’t become one of them. It has made me think that dreams are never too big and being supported by BAFTA means I can dream even bigger." 📷Bafta   #BAFTA     #BehindTheScreens     #PrinceWilliamScholars  

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Bafta 🎭 is an excellent British institution, and a unique charity with a truly global 🌎 reach. I have been privileged through my role as President over the last 9 years to have experienced first-hand the impact of its work in the UK, the US and Asia, celebrating excellence and nurturing the next generation of talent — The Duke of Cambridge. Today The Duke,   @BAFTA   President, opened their   #BehindTheScreens   exhibition celebrating the craft and work behind BAFTA-winning and nominated productions and launched BAFTA Piccadilly, a new public exhibition space and café. The Duke also attended a reception where he met scholars who have taken part in BAFTA’s ‘Prince William Scholarships in Film, Games and Television’ programme. 🎥 Kensington Palace

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Courageous as ever – legend on the pitch and legend off it. You have our support Gareth. W • Hello, I’m Gareth Thomas 🏉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 and I want to share my secret with you. Why? Because it’s mine to tell you. Not the evils that make my life hell, threatening to tell you before I do. And because I believe in you, and I trust you. I am living with HIV. Now you have that information, that makes me extremely vulnerable, but it does not make me weak. Now even though I’ve been forced to tell you this, I choose to fight, to educate and break the stigma around this subject. And that begins today, when I take on the toughest Iron Man in the world in Tenby 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 and I push myself physically to the limits. I’m asking you to help me to show that everyone lives in fear of people’s reactions and opinions, but that doesn’t mean we have to hide. But to do this, I really really need your support.   @gareththomasofficial     #YourRaceYourVictory     #cantpassiton  


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Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duke of Sussex today! 🎂


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Happy 90th Birthday 🎂 to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists! RCOG, of which The Duchess of Cambridge became Patron in 2018, works to improve women's health care across the world. To mark their 90th year, we’re taking a look back at the long association between the College and   @TheRoyalFamily  : 2. 🎓 Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) receives an Honorary RCOG Fellowship from Dame Hilda Lloyd in 1951. Two years earlier Dame Hilda became the first female president of RCOG, and of any medical royal college. 3. 🔨 Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother lays the foundation stone of RCOG’s new home at Sussex Place in 1957. She became the College’s first Royal Patron in 1932. 4. 🎥 The Queen officially opens RCOG’s new home at Sussex Place in 1960. 5-7. 🤝 RCOG has awarded an Honorary Fellowship to 10 members of the Royal Family, including Princess Margaret in 1966, The Princess Royal in 1979 and Diana, Princess of Wales in 1987. 8-10. Today RCOG has over 16,000 members 🌎 worldwide. The college works with partners both in the UK and globally to improve the standard of care delivered to women, encourage the study of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), and advance the science and practice of O&G. Visit   @rcobsgyn   to find out more about their work and history, as they celebrate   #RCOG90  . 📷🎥 Images and footage courtesy of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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The experiences we gain during our earliest years influences who we become as people. They influence how we interact in school, in work and in society and, ultimately how we bring up our own children. Whether it is planting 🌳 exploring 🔍 digging ⛏ creating 🎨 or playing; quality time spent outside provides children with the perfect environment to form those positive relationships with the people in their lives and the world around them. There is a well-known proverb – that it takes a village to raise a child – everyone here represents an integral part of that very village. By coming together, having fun, learning and experiencing new things, we can all impart life-long benefits on our children. The Duchess of Cambridge, at the   #BacktoNature   festival at   @rhswisley   🍂 which celebrates the value of communities to our wellbeing and marks the culmination of the RHS garden project. 🎥 Footage courtesy of   @the_rhs  

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🚜 Today The Duchess of Cambridge opened the   #BacktoNature   play garden at   @RHSWisley   and attended the Back to Nature festival with   @The_RHS   Ambassador Mary Berry, which celebrates the value of communities to our wellbeing and marks the culmination of the RHS garden project. The Back to Nature play garden was inspired by The Duchess’s designs and includes elements such as the hollow log 🌳 from the   #RHSChelsea   Flower Show garden, and the wildflower meadow 🌼 and rolling hill ⛰️ showcased at   #RHSHampton  . New features include two connected treehouses and slides which encourage families and friends to have fun together in a natural environment. The garden was designed by landscape architects Davies White with input from the RHS, and will be a permanent installation at RHS Garden Wisley. Her Royal Highness has spent much of the last eight years meeting charities and organisations who work every day to make our families and communities stronger. The Duchess took the opportunity to invite many of them to the ‘Back to Nature’ Festival to celebrate their contribution to society and to further highlight the importance of those involved in the Early Years sector coming together to support a fundamental change in how society approaches childhood development 📷 Kensington Palace / PA

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There are a thousand ways to start a conversation about your crisis,   @GiveUsAShoutInsta   is here for all of them. Text Shout to 85258 for 24/7 support 🇬🇧📱 Save and Share this World Suicide Prevention Day to ensure no-one goes through a crisis alone.   #WSPD     #WSPD2019     #Shout85258  


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On   #999DayUK   The Duke of Cambridge visited   @TheFirefightersCharity   👨‍🚒 who offer specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives. At Harcombe House, one of three residential centres run by The Fire Fighters Charity 🚒 The Duke of Cambridge visited the gym to see in action an anti-gravity treadmill, which allows those with lower limb injuries to exercise freely without putting their full weight on their feet, and met families undertaking an Art Therapy session. The Duke also met families who have been supported by Harcombe House to hear about their experiences, the challenges they have faced and the impact of the support that they have received at the centre — before meeting representatives 👮‍♀👨‍🚒👩‍⚕ from across the emergency services sector. The Fire Fighters Charity understand the mental, physical and social burdens that can come from being a past or present member of the UK’s dedicated fire services community — and know that everybody is different, that no two injuries are the same and that no two people may be affected in the same way by incidents they experience. Today   @GiveUsAShoutInsta   has announced a partnership 🤝 with the emergency services blue light community to provide 24/7 crisis text support to frontline emergency responders across the UK. Members of frontline emergency service communities, retired or serving, and their families 🇬🇧📱 can text BLUELIGHT to 85258 any time day or night to be connected to a trained and supervised Crisis Volunteer. The conversation will flow by texting back and forth, sharing only what is comfortable. The Crisis Volunteer will listen without judgement, get them through the moment, help articulate the issue, and empower them to take the next steps. 📷 Kensington Palace


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