Entertainment: Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge: 'This is what our kids deserve'

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  The first pictures of Royal newborns Stunning first snaps of your favourite royals. As we wait to officially meet Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, we look back at the first photos of royal newborns from over the years. Is there anything more precious than introducing your newborn for the first time? In the aftermath of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcoming their second child - a daughter named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor - the world is counting down for that all-important first family photo.

The Duchess of Cambridge met Donald Trump and Melania when they visited the UK in 2019, after tweets from 2012 emerged where he blamed Kate for sunbathing ‘nude’ when the French magazine Closer published the pictures. The Cambridges successfully sued the publisher over their ‘grotesque' decision. Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge : This is what our kids deserve - CNN.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge , and US First Lady Jill Biden , have penned a powerful op-ed about education. (Aaron Chown/Pool photo via AP). There have, however, been reasons for hope and optimism as well during this time. In the United States and United Kingdom alike, the disruption of We could transform the prospects of an entire generation. Kate and Jill spent time with children at a local Cornwall school this week. (Aaron Chown/PA Wire). This is an agenda that should unite us all. We must have new conversations in our families and communities. We need CEOs to consider how they


a person standing in front of a building: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and US First Lady Jill Biden, have penned a powerful op-ed about education. © Aaron Chown/Pool photo via AP Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and US First Lady Jill Biden, have penned a powerful op-ed about education.


CNN editor's note: First Lady of the United States Jill Biden is a community college educator, with more than 30 years of classroom teaching experience. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has focused for 10 years on the critical role early childhood has on lifelong outcomes. The views expressed here are those of the authors.

The last year has seen so many challenges as the world has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic. Both of us have had the immense privilege of talking to many of those on the front lines of the pandemic response, and continue to express unyielding gratitude for all of their efforts. There are still uncertain months ahead and we must all continue to do our part to support essential workers and to keep our friends and families safe.

Queen to lead senior royals in meeting with world leaders at G7 Summit

  Queen to lead senior royals in meeting with world leaders at G7 Summit Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet world leaders at the G7 Summit tomorrow in what's being called a "royal diplomatic charm offensive". The meetings will take place in Cornwall on Friday local time (Saturday morning in Australia), two days before Her Majesty is due to host US President Joe Biden and his wife at Windsor Castle. The Duchess of Cambridge will meet with First Lady Dr Jill Biden for the first time as they take part in a joint engagement in the British seaside town.

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The Duchess of Cambridge and US first lady Jill Biden have written a joint article on the importance of early childhood, following their visit to a primary school in Cornwall, where the G7 is taking place. First Lady Dr Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge talk with children in the school's Reception Class during a visit to Connor Downs Academy in Cornwall Credit: Getty Images. The pair explained the importance of making parents and caregivers alike feel supported so they are able to support children in the way they need.

There have, however, been reasons for hope and optimism as well during this time. In the United States and United Kingdom alike, the disruption of the pandemic has helped us focus on the things that matter most. Having been kept apart, we all value our connection to our families and loved ones in a much deeper way.

We also have allowed ourselves to think differently about the future, and what we want for our children. The two of us met on Friday in Cornwall, gathering early childhood education experts from both of our countries together in the southwesternmost corner of the UK as the leaders of the G7 nations met in person for the first time since the pandemic began. These countries are united in the view that we should look to not just build our nations back to where they were before the pandemic, but that we should be ambitious in our vision and plan a stronger future.

Joe and Jill arrive arm-in-arm for Royal reception with the Queen

  Joe and Jill arrive arm-in-arm for Royal reception with the Queen President Joe Biden and Jill Biden joined The Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family for a posh party Friday night for the leaders of the G7. The first couple arrived arm-in-arm; the president in a dark suit and stripped tie with the first lady wearing a trench coat over a dark dress. The bold-named reception, hosted by the 95-year-old monarch, was held in Eden Project, a lush, domed eco-tourism site built in a former quarry pit. It features several giant domes housing what the project's website calls 'the largest rainforest in captivity.'The Bidens spoke to The Queen in a reception line.

First lady Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge on Friday visited a school in Cornwall, the site of the G-7 summit, to focus on the importance of early childhood education. Biden , a longtime teacher, and the duchess , formally known as Kate Middleton, toured the state-funded Connor Downs Academy, which works with students who have experienced trauma in SLIDESHOW: Jill Biden life in photos. "Early childhood education is so important to lay the foundation for all of our students,” she said, and thanked the Duchess for inviting her. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.

During the G-7 summit in England, First lady Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge , Kate Middleton, visited an early education center in Cornwall. After meeting with staff and talking with the students, they took part in a roundtable discussion on early childhood development and education. At the end of the discussion, the Duchess was asked if she had any wishes for her new niece Lilibet. “I wish her the very best. I can’t wait to meet her. We haven’t met her yet. I hope that will be soon.” she told reporters.

We both believe that part of this vision for the future must include a fundamental shift in how our countries approach the earliest years of life. If we care about how children perform at school, how they succeed in their careers when they are older, and about their lifelong mental and physical health, then we have to care about how we are nurturing their brains, their experiences and relationships in the early years before school.

The evidence from the UK and US and internationally is now overwhelming. Multiple studies show that it is these early years that really matter for lifelong outcomes. It is time to put this evidence at the heart of how we rebuild with boldness and purpose from the pandemic.


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a man and a woman standing in a room: Women only started working outside of the home in large numbers in the 20th century. It's the norm today, but in the grand scheme of history it's a relatively recent phenomenon. But, indeed, these days traditional gender roles don’t have as much weight for most people in the Western world as they used to. And with this said, we have a relatively new addition to our communities: the stay-at-home dad.This generally refers to a father who stays at home and does the kind of work that a housewife in the 1920s was expected to do: cooking, cleaning, and generally taking care of the house and family.But this newer role for men has risen brows. Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma associated with the stay-at-home dad.Click through the following gallery to explore why more men occupy this role, and the stigma associated with it.

This issue should matter to parents and non-parents alike. We can all do our part by valuing the role of mothers, fathers and caregivers. If we want strong economies and strong societies, we need to make sure that those raising and caring for children get the support they need.

President Joe Biden and Wife Jill Meet With Queen Elizabeth and Royal Family at G7 Summit

  President Joe Biden and Wife Jill Meet With Queen Elizabeth and Royal Family at G7 Summit Earlier in the day, Kate Middleton and Jill Biden visited Connor Downs Academy.The president and first lady met Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family during a reception at The Eden Project in England, at the G7 Summit on Friday. Prince Charles, Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate Middleton were also in attendance. This marked the Bidens' first in-person visit with the queen of England since stepping into their roles this past January.

As we discussed, on Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge did a “solo event” with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden . It was notable for all kinds of reasons, one of which is that Kate was never offered up to anyone in the Trump family. At the end of the day, they knew how bad it would look for William and Kate to get keen with the The Tory government has no issue with offering up the younger royals to the Obamas and Bidens though. And maybe there was the feeling in the Johnson government and in Buckingham Palace that perhaps Duchess Kate would do well with a well-educated professor like Dr. Jill Biden .

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge standing in the rain holding an umbrella: Kate Middleton has long been an advocate for education, especially in the early childhood years. © Getty Kate Middleton has long been an advocate for education, especially in the early childhood years.


We can all make sure that the parents in our lives — the young couple who lives next door, the single mother or father we work with or the brother or sister raising their first child — feel valued, supported, and cared for. We also need to value those who work with babies and young children; they play an essential part in the future of our communities.

The two of us believe that early childhood care and education should be seen as among the defining, strategic issues of our time. What would happen if we really followed the science of early childhood and started focusing on the things that would make the biggest difference for children and those who guide them? We could transform the prospects of an entire generation.

a group of people sitting at a table: Kate and Jill spent time with children at a local Cornwall school this week. © Aaron Chown/PA Wire Kate and Jill spent time with children at a local Cornwall school this week.


This is an agenda that should unite us all. We must have new conversations in our families and communities. We need CEOs to consider how they support the parents and caregivers in their workforces. And we need leaders across the world to understand that early childhood care and education is where they can make some of the most important, long-term impacts for their nations.

Three generations of queens come together for rare joint event

  Three generations of queens come together for rare joint event The Queen has been joined by Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in a rare event that saw three generations of queens together. The three royal women attended a party for the Big Lunch initiative on Friday in the UK, the event linked to the G7 Summit currently being hosted in Cornwall. RELATED: The truth about the Queen's influence on royal baby names There, they met with volunteers encouraging community bonding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which left many Brits feeling isolated.

We both have work to do in our own countries, but we also hope that we can work together across borders and oceans on how to elevate the importance of early care and learning for children. We should undertake new, international research projects and highlight the most successful, innovative examples of early years interventions that we can all share and learn from.

a little girl standing next to Jill Biden: Kate and Jill have big plans for the future of education in their respective countries, © AP Kate and Jill have big plans for the future of education in their respective countries,


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. We look forward to championing this work in the years to come.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the "incredible staff for the life-changing care" given to seriously-ill children and their families as she marked an event that's long been close to her heart. The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the "incredible staff for the life-changing care" given to seriously-ill children and their families as she marked an event that's long been close to her heart.

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