Kate Middleton Reveals Prince Louis Is Using a 'Feelings Wheel' at School to Help Describe Emotions
2023/11/15

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says is learning to express himself with a cool tool.

The Princess of Wales, 41, revealed that her 5-year-old son and his classmates are using a "feelings wheel" at school to help them describe their emotions. Princess Kate shared the update while making her way into the at The Design Museum in London on Wednesday morning, where she delivered the keynote speech.

Before she entered the auditorium, Princess Kate spoke to host and British radio and TV star Fearne Cotton about the project.

"Louis’ class, they came back with a feelings wheel — it's really good. These are 5 or 6-year-olds and going with names or pictures of a color that represents how they feel that day, so there is a real keenness in school particularly to get involved in conversations,” said Princess Kate, who also shares children

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, 10, and , 8, with husband . The three siblings attend the Lambrook School in the Berkshire countryside, not far from the family's home in Windsor.

"It's actually helping continuity across the board and then how does that feed into you, with your mental health — it's same conversation, so to be able to find a bit of framework to talk about this, is very important,” she continued. 

The Princess of Wales then said she was ready for her key speech — but admitted to some jitters!

When Cotton asked how she was feeling ahead of the address, Kate replied, "Good but nervous, but excited too.”

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"So nice to see it all coming together and different people along with it,” she added. “All of us are still learning and sharing experiences with each other.”

Princess Kate proceeded to deliver the keynote at the inaugural symposium from her campaign, which she launched in January under the umbrella of the . The conference brought together cross-disciplinary leaders, child and adult specialists, and global thinkers for a day of conversation on the scientific, economic and human cases for prioritizing the early childhood years. 

The Shaping Us campaign aims to "increase public understanding of the crucial importance of the first five years of a child's life" and bring scientific interest into "one of the most strategically important topics of our time," according to the

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. Kate within her and 's larger in June 2021 to raise awareness of the importance of the first five years of life and advance outcomes for a brighter society.

Pushing the cause forward, the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood instituted new research involving 21 countries around the world. It also marked the Princess of Wales’ first time working with global leaders in this lane and is her “signaling” that she wants this to be worldwide, those close to her say.

Gracing the stage at the symposium, Princess Kate began, “People often ask me why I focus my time on early childhood. The answer is because I care deeply about making a positive difference, in helping the most vulnerable and supporting those who are most in need.”

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