The Duchess of Cambridge made a rare video appearance on the Kensington Royal Instagram account to promote her 5 Big Questions survey.
The video, posted on Tuesday morning, shows Kate in the countryside talking directly to the camera about why she launched her landmark survey last month.
“Parents, families and carers are at the heart of raising the next generation, and that’s why I felt so passionate about listening to them and listening to your thoughts and your views on how best we can support you going forward,” she says.
“That’s why I’ve launched the ‘5 Big Questions’ to hear from as many people from society as possible.”
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The video shows all of Kate’s related visits to Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and parts of England over the past month and ends with Kate talking about how many people have already completed the survey.
Kate says that she’s “really pleased that over 200,000 people have already filled in the survey,” and that it’s “not too late to have your say.”
The Duchess has heavily promoted the 5 Big Questions, including an appearance on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast with Giovanna Fletcher, where she discussed her own experiences with pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood; as well as speaking about her passion for this area of work, and the survey.
“I’m really, if nothing else, I’m really glad that people are thinking about it,” Kate told Fletcher, revealing that the questions were designed to be non-specific because “there’s no right or wrong answer” and it was designed to be quick so that more people could take part in it.
The 5 Big Questions survey wraps up later this week after launching in late January. Survey and polling firm Ipsos will analyse its results to help Kate inform her Early Years work.
You can take the 5 Big Questions survey here.