After founding The Royal Foundation, The Prince of Wales has led our work to bring lasting change on disrupting the illegal wildlife trade, tackling mental health stigma, supporting our emergency service community and leading a global search for solutions to save our planet through The Earthshot Prize.
The Prince of Wales is the Heir to the throne and the elder son of His Majesty The King and Diana, Princess of Wales. His Royal Highness is married to The Princess of Wales, Catherine, with whom he has three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The family’s official residence is Adelaide Cottage, Windsor. His Royal Highness undertakes a number of charitable activities and projects and carries out public and official duties in support of The King, in the UK and overseas.
The Princess of Wales has worked to support the youngest people in society, focused on families, addiction, mental health, and is currently leading our work to elevate the status of the Early Years to its rightful place as one of the most vital and strategic issues of our time through The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
The Princess of Wales, born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, married Prince William, The Prince of Wales, at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. Their Royal Highnesses have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The family’s official residence is Kensington Palace. As well as undertaking royal duties in support of The King, both in the UK and overseas, Her Royal Highness devotes her time to supporting a number of charitable causes and organisations, several of which are centred around providing children with the best possible start in life.
The Royal Foundation mobilises leaders, businesses and people so that together we can address society’s greatest challenges. Led by The Prince and Princess of Wales, our work is built on world-class research, long-term partnerships, and measurable, scalable impact.
Driven by a desire to make a difference together, The Royal Foundation is the primary philanthropic and charitable vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Our programmes support a broad and ambitious spectrum of activities, bringing people, ideas and resources together to understand issues, explore creative solutions and be a catalyst for long-term impact.
Our early childhoods, the time from pregnancy to five, fundamentally shape our whole lives. Through research, campaigns and collaboration The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood is working to change the way we think and act on the early years so that together we can build a happier, healthier, more nurturing world. The Centre will drive awareness of, and action on, the extraordinary impact of the early years, changing what we think and do on early childhood, in order to transform society for generations to come. The Centre will focus on three key areas of activity in the years to come:
The Centre will focus on collaborating with people from across the private, public and voluntary sectors and from all walks of life to bring about positive change. In the UK, children and families are supported by a passionately committed and professional workforce, including midwives, GPs, health visitors, childcare workers and educators. The Centre will work to capitalise on an opportunity to build a world-leading early years sector, which can only be achieved through collaboration. Across professions, departments and regions, a joined-up approach to the early years offers huge potential gains for society.
The inaugural report from the Centre for Early Childhood, titled Big Change Starts Small, highlights six areas where there is an opportunity to make a difference:
1) Raising awareness of the extraordinary impact of the early years
2) Building a mentally healthier and more nurturing society
3) Creating communities of support
4) Strengthening the early years workforce
5) Putting the data to work for early years
6) Supporting long-term and inter-generational change
Building on this knowledge, the Centre will focus on developing creative campaigns to raise awareness and inspire action, driving real, positive change on the early years.
Adelaide Cottage is a historic house in Windsor Home Park just east of Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. Incorporating parts of John Nash’s Royal Lodge from Windsor Great Park, it was re-erected in 1831, in the picturesque style for Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV