Kate Middleton is breaking barriers with her new role, and some royal fans are calling her a real feminist.
It was confirmed that Prince William‘s wife has become the joint president of The Scout Association.
This is the Duchess of Cambridge‘s first presidency of an organization. Kate is also the first woman in the organization’s 113-year-old history to hold the title.
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Kate will be working with Queen Elizabeth‘s cousin, the Duke of Kent, in being joint President of the Scouts.
In a series of photos that were released via Kensington Palace, Kate could be seen enjoying and celebrating her new role by bonding with Cub and Beaver Scouts.
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Marking her new role as joint President of the @Scouts, The Duchess of Cambridge visited a Scout Group in London to see how they have adapted their activities during the pandemic. The Scout Association helps to support almost half a million people from all backgrounds aged 6-25 gain the skills they need to prepare for their futures — making it the largest co-educational youth movement in the country. With the 12th Northolt Scout Group, The Duchess of Cambridge joined Beaver and Cub Scouts to toast marshmallows on a bonfire, make cards to send to a local care home, and build whirly bird helicopters. Her Majesty The Queen has been Patron of the Scouts since 1952, and The Duke of Kent has been President of The Scout Association since 1975. Welcoming The Duchess of Cambridge as Joint President, The Duke of Kent said: “The Scouts’ ethos of dedication, inclusivity, and lending a helping hand wherever one is needed resonates across the generations, and as such I am delighted to welcome The Duchess of Cambridge as Joint President, and to work together to continue that legacy.”
The future Queen consort had an outdoor meeting with several young scouts. She sat with them around a campfire where they had fun toasting marshmallows and talking.
The group took part in several socially-distanced activities, including making paper helicopters.
The Duchess of Cambridge also had a lengthy conversation with a handful of volunteers who have been helping parents during the coronavirus pandemic.
A delighted Kate said this in a statement after landing the role: “For many children and young people, the Scout Association plays a key role as they build relationships and develop the skills they need to succeed in later life. When I volunteered with the Scouts on Anglesey eight years ago, I was struck by the huge impact the organization has on inspiring young people to support their communities and achieve their goals. I am delighted to be joining the Duke of Kent as Joint President of the Association and look forward to working with Scouts across the country as they strive to make a positive difference to our society.”
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No último dia 29, a Kate se tornou a primeira presidenta mulher do The Scout Association, associação de escoteiros do Reino Unido! 🎉 ⚜️ Ela é agora co-presidenta da associação juntamente com o Príncipe Edward – Duque de Kent, que ocupa a função desde 1975. A Rainha é a patrona da instituição desde 1952. ☘️ A Duquesa tem um longo histórico de escotismo e bandeirantismo. Na infância, quando a Scouts ainda não aceitava integrantes meninas, Kate foi uma Brownie da Girlguiding, organização feminina de bandeirantismo. E, desde o seu ingresso na Família Real, tornou-se oficialmente voluntária da Scouts. [Slide 1] Primeiro encontro de escoteiros como presidenta // 29.09.2020 [Slide 2] Kate com cerca de 8 anos, com o uniforme das Brownies // ~ 1990 [Slide 3] Pippa (à esquerda) e Kate (à direita) posam com demais colegas Brownies em Berkshire // Junho de 1991 [Slide 4] Kate traz o Lupo 🐶🧡 para participar de um encontro de escoteiros quando foi voluntária na Ilha de Anglesey, País de Gales (William e Kate moraram na ilha de 2010 a 2013) // 09.05.2012 [Slide 5] Visita a um acampamento de escoteiros em Great Tower // 22.03.2013 [Slide 6] Kate visita um grupo de Beavers/Castores (5-8 anos), e participa de atividades com o objetivo de conscientização acerca dos desafios enfrentados por pessoas com deficiência // 16.12.2014 [Slide 7] Encontro de Cubs/Lobinhos (8-10 anos) para comemorar o centenário do programa // 14.11.2016 [Slide 8] Visita à sede da Scouts em Gilwell Park para conferir o programa-piloto Hedgehogs/Ouriços, que tem o objetivo de introduzir crianças entre 4-6 anos no escotismo // 28.03.2019 [Slide 9] Kate e William participam de atividade de limpeza na Praia de Newborough, País de Gales, com escoteiros, o Surfers Against Sewage, o Isle of Anglesey County Council e o Natural Resources Wales // 08.05.2019 [Slide 10] Primeiro encontro de escoteiros como presidenta // 29.09.2020 #katemiddleton #duquesadecambridge #duchessofcambridge #scouts #escoteiros
A spokesperson for the organization called her an example and added: “She is a great inspiration to our leaders due to the support she offers. Much like Bear Grylls, the duchess demonstrates how brilliant it is to be a volunteer and work that those volunteers in support of young people. People in areas of deprivation are being disproportionately affected by coronavirus, and our movement plans to put as many resources as possible into those areas.”
One royal fan applauded Kate by saying: “Seeing Catherine with children is an absolute joy. What a perfect choice for the Scouts! Well done. ❤️”
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Kate being given the Silver Wolf Award medal, the Scout Association’s highest award. The Duke of Kent, Joint President of the Scout Association, has also been awarded this honor. HM The Queen is the Patron of the Scout Association. The UK Scouting Association supports almost half a million people from all backgrounds aged 6-25, helping them learn skills needed to prepare for their futures. It is the largest co-educational youth movement in the country. This year, Scout groups across the UK have contributed over 10,000 acts of kindness by sending cards and greetings to care home residents. The Duchess of Cambridge was a Brownie when she was young and has long been a scouting supporter. Kate, who has helped Scouts in so many ways over the last eight years, is the first woman to hold this post in our 113 year history. Together with HRH The Duke of Kent she champions the power of Scouting and oversees the Council, the Scouts’ governing body. In a statement, Kate said: “For many children and young people, The Scout Association plays a key role as they build relationships and develop the skills they need to succeed in later life.” #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #princewilliam #dukeofcambridge #dukeandduchessofcambridge #britishroyalfamily #princegeorge #princegeorgeofcambridge #georgealexanderlouis #princesscharlotte #princesscharlotteofcambridge #charlotteelizabethdiana #princelouis #princelouisofcambridge #louisarthurcharlesofcambridge #scouts #ukscouting #thequeen #queenelizabeth #dukeofkent
This social media user revealed: “So proud that she’s the first woman to be scouts president in its 113-year history. That’s what I call feminism; she’s getting what she deserves ❤️. Kate just keeps going and going and going. Taking on any new task with her generous, dutiful, and caring spirit.”
This backer wrote this sweet comment saying: “This is such a perfect position for the Duchess of Cambridge. 😍
She is an incredible role model for the children.💕 I am so happy for her, and so proud of her! #childrensprincess ❤️ The future Queen carries the duty with charisma and humbleness, Lovely.💚💚💚”
Kate is expanding her imprint in the monarchy.