Marking her new role as joint President of the @Scouts, The Duchess of Cambridge visited a Scout Group in London to see how they have adapted their activities during the pandemic.
The Scout Association helps to support almost half a million people from all backgrounds aged 6-25 gain the skills they need to prepare for their futures — making it the largest co-educational youth movement in the country.
With the 12th Northolt Scout Group, The Duchess of Cambridge joined Beaver and Cub Scouts to toast marshmallows on a bonfire, make cards to send to a local care home, and build whirly bird helicopters.
Her Majesty The Queen has been Patron of the Scouts since 1952, and The Duke of Kent has been President of The Scout Association since 1975.
Welcoming The Duchess of Cambridge as Joint President, The Duke of Kent said:
“The Scouts’ ethos of dedication, inclusivity, and lending a helping hand wherever one is needed resonates across the generations, and as such I am delighted to welcome The Duchess of Cambridge as Joint President, and to work together to continue that legacy.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of their family with @DavidAttenborough.
The photographs were taken earlier this week in the gardens of Kensington Palace, after The Duke and Sir David attended an outdoor screening of Sir David’s upcoming feature film ????️ ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’.
With a shared passion for protecting the natural world, they continue to support one another in their missions to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.
This includes working together on The @EarthshotPrize ???? the most prestigious global environment prize in history – further details of which will be shared in the coming weeks.
When they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark ???? the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’).
Sir David found the tooth on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago. Carcharocles is believed to have grown to 15 metres in length, which is about twice the length of the Great White, the largest shark alive today.
The Duchess of Cambridge spent today hearing about the importance of parent-powered ???? support programmes.
Following a videocall with experts in the field, The Duchess headed to Battersea Park in London to hear from parents and peer supporters directly about their experiences of parent-to-parent support.
Across the UK there are many thousands of parents who use their time, experience and knowledge to support other parents and families.
This morning Her Royal Highness spoke with representatives and volunteers from different organisations ???? who run peer-to-peer support programmes about their services and the impact that COVID-19 is having on families across the country, including:
Parents 1st UK
Island House Charity Community Parent Programme
Applied Research Collaboration North West coast
Coram Family and Childcare
Peer supporters can provide valuable help in supporting parents’ emotional wellbeing, which is particularly important given that maternal mental health issues affect at least 1 in 10 women during pregnancy or early parenthood.
Swipe to see the stories behind the portraits ⏩⏩⏩
Above, we share a snippet of the incredible stories told behind the nation's experience of life during the lockdown.
Although #HoldStill2020 is a photography project, participants were asked to submit their stories to sit alongside their images, sharing what was going through that moment as the photo was taken.
Visit our link in bio to see the final 100 portraits and read their stories.
Volunteers at the London Muslim Centre have played a vital role in supporting members of the community, by helping to cook and deliver warm meals and medication to the most vulnerable during the pandemic.
Beyond providing vital supplies, the team have also been providing befriending calls to the isolated, vulnerable and elderly and critical counselling, including supporting women affected by domestic violence.
At the Centre The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met volunteers and beneficiaries of the project, and thanked them for going above and beyond to help others during this time.
A visit to one of London's most iconic bagel shops to see behind the scenes! @beigel_bake was forced to reduce their opening hours during the pandemic but is back to 24hrs and continuing to support their local community ????
Thanking communities, individuals and businesses who have gone above and beyond to help others: Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited London Bridge and Whitechapel to hear about some of the challenges faced over the past six months.
Throughout the Covid-19 emergency, London Bridge Job Centre has continued to provide face to face support to vulnerable customers. There, The Duke and Duchess spoke to customers, staff and employers on the difficulties involved in helping people find work during a global pandemic.
At the London Muslim Centre @eastlondonmosque, volunteers have supported members of the community by helping to cook and deliver warm meals and medication to the most vulnerable - and gone above and beyond by providing befriending calls to the isolated, vulnerable and elderly and critical counselling, including supporting women affected by domestic violence.
During a visit to East London’s famous @beigel_bake Brick Lane Bakery, The Duke and Duchess heard how this affected employees, as well as the ways in which the shop have helped their community through food donation and delivery.
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
80 years ago, the @RoyalAirForceUK defended the UK from Nazi Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe. It was the first major battle fought entirely in the air, and Nazi Germany’s first major military defeat.
This year we remember those who made this victory possible: From the hard work and determination of 'The Many', to the courage and sacrifice of 'The Few' - the 2,945 RAF aircrew who faced the Luftwaffe from July to October 1940.
Swipe to watch a short film from @royalbritishlegion to see the story of the #BattleofBritain — and learn why we remember the contribution of all British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces, without whom victory wouldn't have been possible.
Photograph of The Duke of Cambridge meeting Battle of Britain aircrew at RAF Coningsby taken in 2017.