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Kate Middleton posts video asking more parents to complete her kids survey and fans praise her ‘growing confidence’

KATE Middleton has released a rare video of herself speaking to camera as she urges parents to complete her 5 Big Questions survey about early childhood development.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, recorded the message to encourage more parents and carers to take part in the early years survey - and revealed that she's already received over 200,000 responses.

Since it was posted on the Kensington Palace Instagram page this morning, royal fans have praised the Duchess' work and her "growing confidence".

One replied: "Thank you for raising awareness and doing a great job."

"You have grown so confident within yourself," another added. "Amazing to see your inner peace and serenity shine through."

A third gushed: "The monarchy is in good hands."

Addressing the camera directly, Kate said: "Parents, families and carers are at the heart of raising the next generation and that's why I feel so passionately about listening to them and listening to your thoughts and your views and how best we can support you going forward.

"That's why I've launched the 5 Big Questions to hear from as many people from society as possible. We've visited Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.

"I'm really pleased over 200,000 people have filled out a survey but it's not too late to have your say."

The short clip then shows footage from just a few of Kate's recent royal engagements - including three she completed in just 24 hours and the Duchess serving London school children their breakfast last month.

While promoting her early years survey, the Duchess has also appeared on Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast.

When discussing her experience of pregnancy and labour, Kate described standing on the steps of the Lindo Wing hours after giving birth as "terrifying".

The mum-of-three also revealed that she "liked labour" as hypnobirthing gave her "huge power" over the pain.

Having suffered with severe morning sickness hyperemesis gravidarumwith each of her children, Kate revealed that she wanted to try hypnobirthing to make her feel like she was "in control" again.

In more Royal Family news, Kate Middleton shared an adorable photo of Princess Charlotte smelling some bluebells.

And The Queen is a "chocoholic" who always says yes to puddings and keeps her menus in a leather-bound book, her former chef has claimed.

Plus Meghan Markle shared the behind-the-scenes footage of her editing Vogue that the Palace tried to ban for being "too casual".

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