The Princess of Wales shared a photo as a baby, smiling and reaching out to touch her father’s face.
“The face is a baby’s best toy,” Kate41 years old, wrote on the Kensington Palace Twitter feed, alongside the image with the description “with dad, with mom”.
She is shown as a child in a summer dress in this photo taken with her father Michael Middleton, taken by her mother Carole.
Kate released photos after she launched her Shape Us campaign on Tuesday to raise awareness of the important role the early years play in shaping the rest of a person’s life.
In a series of tweets, she said: “This weekend we want all of you to spend time with your friends, family, co-workers and community to talk about your childhood and how it was. shaped your life.
“I hope you’ll also consider joining me in sharing a photo of you before your fifth birthday to help fuel those conversations and share some smiles and memories. “
She signed off the messages with her initials, C.
Several people responded to her tweets with photos of themselves as children with their parents.
Kate said her early years campaign was not just about “raising children” but about “shaping our society” and creating a “more nurturing world”.
Speaking to radio host Roman Kemp, Kate said emphasizing the importance of childhood was not about adding “pressure” to parents but saying they needed “help reorganizing family life”. in order of precedence”.
The Shaping Us initiative aims to raise the profile of the critical period in children’s development from pregnancy to age five.
It was backed by a number of celebrities including rapper Professor Green, host Fearne Cotton, former The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and Lionesses captain Leah Williamson.
Speaking to Kemp, the princess said: “It’s not just about parenting.
“It’s about shaping our future, shaping our society, creating a happier, healthier, more rewarding world for all of us to live in.”