Kate Middleton And Prince William Make Their First Public Appearance Of 2022

Prince William and Kate Middleton often step out together to support numerous charities that are close to their hearts. As part of The Royal Foundation, which was originally launched by William and his brother, Prince Harry, the couple oversee charities that focus on conservation, child development, and wellbeing. 

According to British TV host Mary Berry, who has worked with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before, "they don't just arrive and shake a few hands make a few smiles and a speech, they want to get involved, and they want to see what they can do. And it isn't just one visit, they come back again and ask for the results and they remember who they spoke to last time. I think that's remarkable" (via Harper's Bazaar). 

One of the charities near and dear to Middleton and Prince William's heart is the Foundling Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the Foundling Hospital — the United Kingdom's first children's charity and public art gallery. According to its official website, the Foundling Museum aims "to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives." Middleton became a patron of the museum in March 2019 and paid a visit that same month. When it came time to step out together for the first time in 2022, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the museum to discuss a very important topic.

Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped out to support the charity

Prince William and Kate Middleton were all smiles during their first public appearance of 2022. According to People, the royal couple visited the Foundling Museum and sat down to discuss foster care in the United Kingdom, as well as the challenges young people deal with when leaving the system and how to help them. 

In addition, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with poet-writer Lemn Sissay, who is a product of the foster care system and already has a relationship with Middleton. Not only did he help out with her portraits project Hold Still, but he also spoke at her Christmas carol concert in December 2021. 

The Duchess' charitable work for young people has earned her the title of the "Children's Princess" by some royal watchers, who often compare her to Princess Diana. "I am passionate about improving children's life chances and giving them opportunities so they can look forward to the best possible futures, fulfill their whole potential and have the freedom to explore their creativity," Middleton explained during a visit Evelina London Children's Hospital back in 2020, per The Sun