‘Broody’ Kate Middleton wields hammer as she joins children in Denmark


The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is on a whirlwind solo visit to Copenhagen in Denmark to learn about their world leading approach to children’s early development

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Kate Middleton visits Forest Kindergarten in Denmark

The Duchess of Cambridge has joined children at their Forest Kindergarten as the second day of her tour of Denmark began.

Kate Middleton will take part in outdoor activities with the youngsters who are taught part of the year in the open air on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

On her first day visiting babies in Copenhagen, the the Duchess said she is “broody” and joked that Prince William worries about her working with under-ones because she comes home saying “let’s have another one.”

Prince Louis is the youngest of their royal brood and is set to turn four in April, followed by six-year-old Princess Charlotte and eight-year-old Prince George.

The latest addition to the family is their pet dog, an adorable cocker spaniel bred by Kate’s brother James Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a visit to Stenurten Forest Kindergarten in Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Duchess of Cambridge is on a fact finding mission in Denmark
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Kate is on a fact finding visit to Denmark to better understand their world leading approach to the early years development of children.

At the kindergarten on the outskirts of Copenhagen, she will learn about the Danish use of nature in educating young children which is widely recognized as having huge benefits for their mental health and wellbeing and is something Kate has championed through her own work.

She wielded a hammer as she learned about the Danish use of nature and the outdoors
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On Tuesday, the Duchess was seen giggling as she zoomed down a slide at the LEGO Foundation PlayLab during her solo trip.

Her two-day visit is also paying tribute to the historic ties Britain shares with Denmark and celebrates the countries’ joint jubilees.

This includes the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Golden Jubilee of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, both of which fall in 2022.

Denmark’s monarch will greet her guest later along with her daughter-in-law Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at Christian IX’s Palace in Copenhagen later.

The Duchess of Cambridge launched the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood in June 2021
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Kate and Mary, who have met a number of times in the UK and Denmark, will also visit the Danner Crisis Centre.

The shelter helps women and children who have been exposed to domestic violence which is supported by the Mary Foundation, founded by the Crown Princess in 2007.

On her first day of her Danish tour, Kate met health visitors and new parents to highlight the importance of children’s social development.

Even the children had a go at wielding the hammer
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She discussed the universal struggle of parenthood where even the most well-educated can find it difficult to ask for support and praised fathers for taking time off work to spend with their babies.

The Duchess visited Denmark’s Children’s Museum in Frederiksberg to learn about the “Understanding Your Baby Project” and spoke about the social and emotional development of young children.

She met two baby boys, both aged eight months, and joked “it makes me very broody.”

The Duchess of Cambridge spent time with health visitors in Denmark
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The Duchess sat at the table of a small art studio with two couples and first-time parents who came with their eight-month-old babies Svend and Aksel.

“William always worries about meeting me under one-year-olds. I come home saying ‘let’s have another one’,” she added.

The Duchess learned about the Danish system of continued care for families from pregnancy.

She also told how even well-educated mums and dads struggle with feeling “insecure” about their parenting.

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