Kate to leave Prince William behind in trip overseas as she steps up for Queen

Kate Middleton is ”looking forward” to embarking on a rare tour overseas as she heads to Denmark without her husband Prince William.

The Duchess of Cambridge will be flying solo as she heads to Copenhagen for a two-day visit on February 22 and 23 as she looks to help support the Queen during her Platinum Jubilee year.

Kate’s visit will also continue the long-standing relationship between the British and Danish royals as she is scheduled to meet members of the family.

She will meet Queen Margrethe II, who is celebrating her own Golden Jubilee this year, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

The Duchess is also believed to want to use the occasion to learn about Denmark's work with early childhood development by seeing their work first hand.

Kensington Palace said: "During her visit, Her Royal Highness will spend time learning about how Denmark has created an enabling culture for early childhood development, specifically how it has promoted infant mental wellbeing alongside physical health, and how it harnesses the power of nature, relationships and playful learning in the first five years of life.

"Her programme will focus on innovative initiatives and projects which support children in their growth, particularly their social and emotional development, as well as their parents and wider communities surrounding them."

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Kate launched her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood in June last year and her trip to Denmark is seen as a learning opportunity for how development is approached in other countries.

The Duchess has demonstrated a commitment to improving our knowledge of early years during her times as a royal and also established a steering group for early years in May 2018.

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Kate posted on Twitter about her forthcoming trip along with a video of the construction of the Danish flag and name made out of Lego.

The tweet said: “Looking forward to learning from experts, parents & practitioners about Denmark’s approach to early childhood later this month. Denmark is a beacon of best practice in its approach to the early years, with a culture which prioritises the best start in life.

“På snarligt gensyn.”

The Danish words “Pa snarligt gensyn” translate to “See you soon” in English.

William is also set to embark on a solo tour this month as he heads to Dubai for the Expo 2020 Dubai.

The trip will mark the Duke of Cambridge’s first overseas tour since 2019.

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