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Duchess Catherine surprises kindergarten children with breakfast and announces an exciting update

The royal mum-of-three is continuing to champion the importance of supporting early childhood development.

The Duchess of Cambridge surprised kindergarten children and their parents when she showed up with breakfast on what they thought would just be a normal Wednesday.
The royal mum of Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, paid a visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School to talk about the landmark survey she launched last week, 5 Big Questions and chose to arrive at breakfast time to highlight the importance of getting in a nutritious meal to kickstart a child's day.
Duchess Catherine surprised kindergarten children with breakfast. (Image: Getty)
During her visit, the Duchess spoke with teachers, staff and parents and revealed the exciting news that more than 100,000 people had already completed the survey. The survey aims to spark a UK-wide conversation about early childhood development and give everyone a say on how they want to raise the next generation.
"It's great to visit places like this where communities come together to support one another," Kate said.
"Last week I launched a UK-wide survey on early childhood because I want to hear society's views about raising the next generation. I'm so happy that over 100,000 people from all across the UK have already completed it, and I can't wait to see the results."
The 38-year-old also helped serve the toddlers breakfast, asking them to say 'stop' when there was enough in their bowls and hearing their opinions on their favourite fruit.
Catherine played with the preschoolers who were enjoying the shells, sand and water. (Image: Getty)
Catherine also joined chefs and apprentices in the kitchen to talk about the importance of nutritious food for child development.
During the discussion, the Duchess spoke to trainee Luke Nelson-Neil who according to Hello! joked about beetroot saying, "I still can't get them [the children] to eat it."
Catherine, who has previously revealed young Louis, in particular, is a huge fan of beetroot replied, "Mine absolutely love it – it's one of those things, until you try it, you don't know."

While visiting a children and parents centre in Cardiff, Wales, she spoke of when she and Prince William had lived in the country just after George's birth, with William stationed with the Royal Air Force.
"It's nice to be back in Wales," Catherine told the staff at the Ely and Careau Children's Centre.
"I was chatting with some of the mums. It was the first year and I'd just had George – William was still working with search and rescue – and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey.
"It was so isolated, so cut off," she confessed, "I didn't have any family around, and he was doing night shifts. So… if only I had had a centre like this."