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17 Inspiring Quotes from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge




1. On taking the first step…

“The challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help.”

2. On the importance of child’s mental well-being…

“A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.”

3. On how helping just one child could impact the whole humanity…

“Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved—we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.”

4. On addiction and its serious repercussions…

“Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease, and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often, lives and families can be shattered by it.”

5.  On the essence of speaking out…

“We have heard time and time again in the course of our work how talking can help heal the hidden challenges we can't deal with alone.”

6. On what her parents instilled in her…

“My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.”

7. On parents’ and teachers’ primary duty…

“It is our duty, as parents and as teachers, to give all children the space to build their emotional strength and provide a strong foundation for their future.”

8. There still has much work to do…

“A huge amount still needs to be done. At the moment hundreds of children are still malnourished.”


9. On her desire to help and make a difference…

“Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.”

10. On sticking up with the one you love through thick and thin…

“I think if you really go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well, you go through the good times, you go through the bad times. You know both personally, but also within a relationship as well.”

11. On motherhood…

“You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.”

12. On being a first-time parent…

“Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.”

13. We have seen that two heads are better than one when dealing with a mental health problem.

14. On an effective method to address problems concerning mental health…

“We have seen that two heads are better than one when dealing with a mental health problem.”

15. She never changed…

“I’m still very much Kate.”

16. On having the courage to ask for help…

“We need to help young people and their parents understand that it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help.”

17. On raising children who have full awareness of their immense capabilities…

“Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won't fall at the first hurdle—that they cope with life's setbacks.”

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