The Duchess of Cambridge braved the wintry weather on a charity visit to combat the issue of cyber-bullying this morning. Kate, 31, who is still officially on maternity leave with four-month-old son Prince George, was working for the second day running in her capacity as Patron of Place2Be.
“She was very interested in the early years, nought to five year olds, which I guess is because she’s a new mother but also because she’s interested. She was at an engagement yesterday and they mentioned sexting. She was interested in what we do and my colleagues’ work on addiction. She has given us such a seal of approval in a very public manner, from a woman who is loved by the public and has become a mother herself. She wants to support us, it’s like a gift. She’s a very bright woman. At one point when I was speaking she was telling the person she was with ‘I hope you’re writing this down’. It’s not just a fly in and fly out. You can see this means something to her.“ — The clinician and journalist Professor Tanya Byron, who gave a half-hour talk on cyber-bullying before chatting to the Duchess