Kate Middleton Just Received a Major New Title—and a Seriously Impressive Award
To mark her new role, the 38-year-old royal paid a visit to the 12th Northolt Scout Group in West London on Tuesday. During the outing, she met with scouts to learn how they provide scouting sessions and online activities through their #TheGreatIndoors campaign. She also met with parents and carers of young people who have been supported by the organization.
According to the Royal Family Instagram account, the SA helps to support half a million people from all backgrounds aged 6-25 to gain the life skills they need to prepare for their future, making it the largest co-educational youth movement in the country.
Middleton is sharing the position (her first presidency of an organization) with Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, the Duke of Kent, who has been president since 1975. Aside from her new title, the mother-of-three was presented with the Silver Wolf Award, the highest award made by the association.
To mark her new role as Joint President of @UKScouting, The Duchess of Cambridge visited a Scout Group in West London to hear how they have adapted their activities during the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/v1RfOhAIBN? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 29, 2020
“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,” Middleton said in a statement, per News Break. “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.”
Congrats on the new role, Kate!