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Below are a few of the recent articles and videos about seatbelt use. 1. Seat Belt Use Reaches Highest Level Ever in the US (ABC News, May 23, 2017): This article discusses the recent government report that showed that seat belt use in the United States reached its highest level ever in 2016. The report found that 90 percent of drivers and passengers in the front seat were buckled up, while 86 percent of those in the rear seat were buckled up. 2. 5 Reasons Why You Should Always Wear a Seat Belt (Car and Driver, July 5, 2017): This article discusses the five main reasons why everyone should always wear a seat belt when driving. The reasons include reducing the risk of injury, preventing ejection from the vehicle, improving airbag effectiveness, providing a “safe cocoon” in the event of an accident, and meeting state laws. 3. Why Seat Belts Save Lives (AAA, October 5, 2017): This video from AAA discusses why it is important to wear a seat belt whenever riding in a car. The video explains that seat belts are the most effective way to reduce the risk of death or serious injury in a crash. It also provides some statistics about how seat belts

The Princess in Familiar Styles for Nursery School Visit – What Kate Wore

The Princess of Wales chose an ensemble of repeated pieces for today's visit to Foxcubs Nursery in Luton.  Here is a quick video as she arrived.  ‘It’s such a beautiful day!’ The Princess of Wales is in Luton today visiting Foxclubs nursery as part of her interest in children’s ‘early years’ development #royal #princessofwales pic.twitter.com/Emec6EszCE — Kate Mansey (@KateMansey) January 18, 2023 From The Daily Mail's coverage:  Meeting Neil Leitch, CEO of the Early Years Alliance and nursery manager Safina Ali, she said: 'Very nice to meet you, thank you for having me. What a beautiful day.' However, she also spoke of the 'cold mornings' the UK has been having during the chilly spell, and how it seems to have brought people down with nasty colds. She asked: 'Is everyone back in? There’s been lots of illness going around, hasn’t there?'  A Kensington Palace news release notes the nursery is rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills), and has 70 children enrolled between the ages of two and five.  More about the visit from Victoria Ward's story in The Telegraph.  The mother-of-three toured the Foxcubs Nursery in Luton as part of efforts to promote the importance of early childhood. It comes ahead of a major announcement from the Princess about a multi-year programme aimed at improving the first five years of a child’s life. On arrival at the nursery, the Princess was introduced to Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Early Years Alliance. Thank you for having me, I was just saying it’s such a beautiful day, a lovely cold, crisp morning, she said. The Princess spent time speaking with educators.  More from this Evening Standard story.  She quizzed the staff about their experiences and speaking about the importance of nurseries told them: “I think we really saw that highlighted during the pandemic, I think families realised and communities realised, (when) these spaces were closed down for the majority of the time, I think everyone realised how vital they were. The Princess spoke with parents whose children attend Foxcubs.  And she also spent time with some of the parents pic.twitter.com/HhUQg50naJ — Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) January 18, 2023 The Princess with parents.  Per The Mail's story, the Princess said, It is so important having that holistic support for a child where there isn’t this boundary between ‘educational life, which starts here’ and ‘home life, which starts here.’ That there is more of a holistic network surrounding our children.’ The Princess listening to a parent.  Foxcubs Nursery focuses on learning through play. There was plenty of playtime today.  More from The Daily Mail's coverage. ....Kate sat down for an arts and crafts session with around 40 children - and she even played a game of peek-a-boo with some of their bunny masks.  The Princess was keen to sit down at a table with a group of youngsters, examining the masks they were making. ‘Let me see what you have done? What’s your name? Lovely to meet you,’ she said.  She told another youngster as she fixed a lolly stick to the back of their mask so that they could hold it up: ‘That’s very good. Shall I get the sellotape for you?’ The Princess shows a finished mask.  Another view.  The palace news release also noted the nursery offers places to families eligible for free childcare and early education, and encourages parents to be involved in the life of the nursery. In this photo, you can see the Princess laughing at the antics of a youngster named Ezaan, wearing his construction worker outfit, complete with a hard hat, jackhammer, and toy drill.  In this video from Rebecca English, you can see Ezaan's determination to be part of a photo or video.  Such funny scenes with one little construction worker determined to get in the shot! 😂 pic.twitter.com/RiqKj6JpHR — Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) January 18, 2023 Success!  The Princess was given a bouquet of tissue paper flowers before she left. She posed for selfies with several parents.  Afterwards, the princess spent time with a small group of parents to talk about the provision offered by Foxcubs Nursery. She praised their children as ‘chatty, really friendly, really engaged in everything they are doing, cooking, arts and crafts.’  She told another: ‘What a lovely nursery isn’t it? They all seem very happy. They looked after me very well. Are you all here for pick up? Do you have a son or daughter here? Sorry to hold you up.’  Another view as the Princess leaves the nursery. Now for our look at what Kate Wore for the Foxcubs visit. She was in her camel coat by Massimo Dutti.  The double-breasted style is made from a wool and cashmere blend. It features a slim silhouette, peak lapels, flap pockets, button cuffs, and a back vent. We first saw the Duchess wearing the coat in January 2020, then at a March 2021 engagement, again during the May 2021 Scotland trip, and most recently, during a visit to Lancashire last January.  Today was our first chance to see Gabriela Hearst separates that were first worn on a very chilly Boston afternoon. The Peppe Turtleneck ($474) and Epper Skirt ($954) are made of a cashmere/silk blend in a color called spice.  The Princess brought back her Ralph Lauren Crocodile-Stamped Leather Belt (£149, about $170 at today’s exchange rates). This item was first noted at a November 2022 engagement.  Her boots look like the brown Gianvito Rossi pair we have seen several times now.  She also wore her Citrine Drop Earrings (£450, about $550 at today's exchange rates)by Kiki McDonough.  Kensington Palace put together a quick video of the visit.  Learning through play at Foxcubs Nursery! Outstanding early years settings like this play a huge role in positively shaping a child’s development. The collaboration between staff and parents is just one of the ways children here are supported in their first five years. pic.twitter.com/DMC3OSZ8UO — The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) January 18, 2023  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I have some sad news to share today. Many of you will remember Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg, Auschwitz survivors the Duke and Duchess met during a 2017 visit to Stutthof Concentration Camp in northern Poland. Mr. Shipper died today on his 93rd birthday.  More from this 2017 Telegraph story. (The second sentence references the 2017 royal visit to the camp.)  Designed for labour, it became a brutal concentration camp with mass hangings and a gas chamber to murder those too ill to work. 28,000 Jews died there. Mr. Shipper, who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau before being sent to Stutthof, said the visit means so much as he paid tribute to the friends, including Mr. Goldberg, who saved his life by supporting him on the final death march when they were both just 15. The men, who both moved to Britain after being liberated, have been friends ever since, and now travel around the country to teach young people about the consequences of antisemitism. It is the first time either man has returned to the camp. The Duchess spoke with both men again on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021. She was part of an online meeting with Holocaust survivors and youth ambassadors from the Holocaust Educational Trust. Here you see the gentlemen with the Duchess of Cornwall last January in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace. They were there to view a display entitled 'Seven Portraits: Surviving the Holocaust,' commissioned by Prince Charles. More from The Jewish Chronicle. Last year, King Charles commissioned a portrait of Zigi and six fellow survivors that now hangs in Buckingham Palace, and he shared his testimony for an accompanying BBC documentary. Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, described Zigi as a man who lit up a room with his charm and personality. She said: I never had a conversation with him without him being cheeky, without his eyes twinkling at me or without his broad smile lighting his face. All of us at HMDT are deeply saddened to learn of his death today, his 93rd birthday. Zigi survived the horrors of the Lodz ghetto in Poland and several concentration camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau. He then dedicated his life to speaking about his experiences. ‘There is nothing we can do about the past, but we can do a lot about the present and the future,’ he often said. A social media post from the Prince and Princess of Wales. 

The Princess in Rich Berry Shade for Food Bank Visit – What Kate Wore

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited a Windsor food bank today.  Windsor Food Share helps about 7000 people a year. We learn more about the organization from this Evening Standard piece.  Its 48 volunteers now help around 7,000 people a year and have seen demand for its services soar by 18 percent in the last 12 months as the cost of living crisis has bitten. Each parcel will last around four days and can either be picked up from the church or delivered. Toiletries and cleaning products are also provided on a monthly basis. The food bank is located at Dedworth Green Baptist Church roughly 10 minutes from Windsor Castle.  The Daily Mirror's story tells us more.  Upon arriving, the couple met with staff who run the organisation and about its founding principles which centre around treating everyone as equals and making no judgements on their circumstances. They also heard more about the impact that the rising cost of living has had on the demand for the service, which operates on a referral basis from a variety of sources such as schools, doctors, social services and churches. This Daily Mail piece by Rebecca English and Harriet Johnstone has details on the conversation the royals had with Sarah Kember, the food bank manager.  Kate asked whether there had been a ‘slight shift’ in people’s awkwardness in obtaining hand-outs from food and baby banks. ‘It feels like it is a little more accepted because people are feeling now that it is not so much their fault that they are struggling because of the emergency crisis. It is not their fault that they are struggling for money,’ explained Mrs. Kember, nodding. The princess asked: ‘How much is there a need for connection and being with other people given, on the back of the pandemic, the sense of isolation and loneliness? Is there a need for people to come together, particularly within the church and the community? Is there more of a need for that connection?’ Mrs. Kember replied: ‘Absolutely. People come here and this might be the only person they see all week. We still do deliveries for people who are still struggling to leave their homes. It is an absolute reality that people still need to talk. ‘ The Prince helped pack food deliveries.  And the Princess sorted items by checking their 'use by' dates.   A quick video  The Prince and Princess are helping pack bags for the foodshare collection later today pic.twitter.com/fNzYtRFVgz — Daisy Waites (@Daisyw_journo) January 26, 2023 We return to The Daily Mail article.   As the princess sorted tins of spaghetti she bombarded volunteers with questions, such as how many clients are helped each week. William stopped by and teased his wife: ‘There’s too much nattering going on here! We need to speed things up a bit!’ I’ve already learnt who the chatty ones are here.’ In return Kate teased him about his loading of the trolley. ‘It was a bit of a mess,’ her husband said with mock sheepishness. The Evening Standard piece explains a family tie to the food bank.   Their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, are also aware of the project as it is supported by their new school, Lambrook, Kate revealed. She said that some of the pupils come down to visit and see the food bank first-hand, although it is understood that none of her children have done that yet. The organisers said the private prep school helps through harvest festivals and food drives. More from this Windsor Observer piece by Daisy Waites.  Prince William packed the bags with great neatness and ensured the eggs were kept safe. Towards the end of the visit, Prince William joked with volunteers asking did I pass my initiation? and expressed that he would like to return to the Windsor foodbank in the future. A wave as the couple leaves. Kensington Palace posted a quick video on today's engagement.  Wonderful to spend some time with volunteers at Windsor Foodshare this morning. The donations and food packages make such a difference to those in the local area who need them. Hope we were more of a help than a hindrance when it came to the packing! pic.twitter.com/krGd5IfTp4 — The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) January 26, 2023  We turn now to what Kate wore for today's engagement. She was in a familiar ensemble of designs by Hobbs London and Jigsaw. We first saw the pieces worn together at a November 2021 school visit.  More specifically, the Princess brought back the Tilda Coat ($320 - $600). The coat is available in other colors at Bloomingdale's and at Marks & Spencer. Beneath the coat, she wore her Hobbs Lara Merino Wool Rollneck Jumper (£59, now sold out) in a color called Granita Pink. The sweater is still offered in other colors at Hobbs. The trousers appear to be the navy Jigsaw Sport Luxe trousers worn on several occasions.   Today's heels look like the Josie Block Heel Court Shoe ($465) in midnight navy suede by Emmy London.  The belt is the UFO navy design worn previously.  The Princess also brought back her Orelia Chain Huggie Hoops ($22).  VIDEOS: The Royal Family Channel offers about 1:30 of content from today's engagement.  This video from The Times runs about 1:15.