While news about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exit, dubbed as Megxit, have not totally vacated the atmosphere, the rest of the senior royals seemed to be unperturbed, at least as per their royal engagements.
Kate Middleton, for example, appears to be in line with her schedule and continues to accomplish her duties regardless of the controversy enveloping the powerful clan.
The Duchess of Cambridge paid no attention to hearsays and has her eyes set on one goal: understand early childhood development. Recently, Kate went to Northern Ireland to talk with the citizens and learn about the matter first-hand.
Specifically, the 38-year-old stunner went to Newtownards and visited the Ark Open Farm. Kate also used the opportunity to discuss her study dubbed 5 Big Questions on the Under Fives, which kicked off early this February.
After that, she traveled to Aberdeen, Scotland, which is 300 miles away from Northern Ireland. Kate talked with employees, customers, and volunteers at the Social Bite café to know the impact of homelessness at a young age later on in life.
Social Bite has many branches spread across Scotland and is quite popular among celebrities like George Clooney. Prince Harry and Meghan also visited one in Edinburg a couple of years back.
The organization isn’t special because of the interior of the café, rather because it provides food for the homeless and the underprivileged. The enterprise distributes around 140,000 food and beverage items per year.
Last month, Her Highness headed to Wales and England to promote the survey, which is dubbed as the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom after receiving an overwhelming number of responses (200,000).
This was conducted by the Ipsos MORI for the Royal Foundation of Kate and Prince William, the goal of which is to know the effects of early events in childhood to the later years.
Kate observed that in the many years that she met with a lot of people from all walks of life and heard their stories, one thing is constant: their battles, be it about their mental health or homelessness, stemmed from their childhood. This was the reason she started the study.
The Duchess’ visits are unannounced and were not a part of her and her husband’s planned tour to Ireland in March, which was a response to the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
This marks the first time the couple heads their way to the nearby country, although they are not the first ones from the royal family.
However, this is going to be memorable since this will be the first time members of the royal family will visit Ireland after Brexit.