Roll up, roll up, here come the body-shamers and sexists to comment on the shocking tale of a woman who has fingers!
Just when you thought the female anatomy couldn’t be scrutinised to lengths any more ridiculous, The Daily Mail have outdone themselves by writing thousands of words about the Duchess of Cambridge and her fingers.
Kate Middleton visited an Oxford primary school last week to spread love and joy to the nation’s youth and instead, ended up on Twitter moments because of the size of her digits.
The expecting mum-of-two met charity representatives dedicated to boosting the health and wellbeing of children and their parents but Kate’s index, middle and ring fingers are all very similar in length and apparently, this renders her goodwill null and void.
Some Twitter observers have noticed the slightly skewed priorities:
sure kids are getting shot up in schools and the worldwide community is silent on the rohingya refugee crisis and nuclear war is imminent but DO TELL ME about Kate Middleton's uneven fingers ??? pic.twitter.com/YhWWLAmaaR
— agent orange (@izzyfrenchy15) March 7, 2018
If ur gearing up for a tough day of writing essays don’t forget a journalist wrote two pages on the length of Kate Middleton’s fingers. U got this ?? pic.twitter.com/CakcT2Qozn
— olivia jones ? (@ThatOliviaJones) March 12, 2018
The Daily Mail are genuinely analysing the length of Kate Middleton’s fingers. I can’t. I just can’t. pic.twitter.com/8aVQAEdNr2
— Adam Dalgleish (@AdamDalgleish2) March 7, 2018
Why is there a whole news article on the daily mail about Kate Middleton’s fingers being the same length ?
— Jess Whelan (@jesswhelanx) March 7, 2018
Kate Middleton made thick eyebrows the thing for the 2010s. The Mail is underestimating the new Spring fashion trend this will bring. Surgically altered fingers to look like Anne Boleyn pic.twitter.com/pdGK8SP9MU
— kavya (@Kav_Kaushik) March 12, 2018
Well I’m so glad I know this piece of information and can start my week fully informed and no longer stressing about this terribly important matter ? https://t.co/BSUyImhudM
— Beckie Kinsella (@BeckiePlusDane) March 12, 2018
Even Twitter themselves weighed in, writing:
The Daily Mail claimed the Duchess of Cambridge’s fingers are all the same length…
They concluded: ‘they aren’t’:
The Daily Mail claimed the Duchess of Cambridge’s fingers are all the same length, they aren’t. https://t.co/oXHeGDOocw
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 12, 2018
The charity, Family Links, encourages the integration of emotional health support into pupils’ education at school and help their entire families by supporting them through a range of insightful workshops.
Middleton, 36, also joined pupils during one of the sessions, in which they were encouraged to share their thoughts on a range of topics, including how to support a classmate if they’re being bullied or how to cope with a stressful situation.
Emelia Robertshaw, 11, Jodie Brackett, 11 and Zhara Gathenya, 10, told the duchess about their experiences at the school.
Kate told them:
Keep up the hard work. It was very nice to meet you as well. Good luck. Say hi to your mums and dads.
Kate recently recorded a video message in which she called for every child to be given the ‘best possible support to ensure they fulfil their true potential’.
This is best achieved when we, the adults in their lives, work together to give children the emotional strength they need to face their futures and thrive.
The busy Royal has already completed 38 royal engagements this year, but is said to be winding down before starting her maternity leave.
It's Children's Mental Health Week 2018 and our charity partner @_place2be & The Duchess of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal are encouraging children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s all about #BeingOurselves! When we have a positive view of ourselves it can help us to cope with life’s challenges, and recognising the different qualities of others can allow us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing. Watch the video, and to get involved with #childrensmhw, visit @_Place2Be
Kate is a keen advocate for good mental health and open discussions around the issues and co-founded ‘Heads Together’ with HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and her brother-in-law, HRH Prince Harry.
The Oxford school visit was in aid of the launch of ‘Mentally Healthy Schools‘, a new initiative from the Heads Together campaign to support children’s mental wellbeing.
It will be a free and easy to use website for schools, drawing together reliable and practical resources to improve awareness, knowledge and confidence in promoting and supporting pupils’ mental health.
"The ultimate goal is that no primary school teacher, anywhere in the country, should in future have to wonder where to turn when it comes to the wellbeing of children in their care." – The Duchess of Cambridge. @kensingtonroyal Today, Mentally Healthy Schools was rolled out to fifty pilot schools in an effort to change the conversation on mental health for young people in schools. The Duchess gave this speech about the project, what it is and why it’s so important. Click the link in our bio to watch the full speech ⬆️ @_place2be @youngmindsuk @centreformh
UNILAD found out just how important supporting children with mental health issues can be, after meeting the mother of Felix Alexander, who committed suicide due to perpetual bullying at school.
You can watch Lucy tell Alexander’s tragic story below:
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, please don’t suffer alone.
Call Samaritans for free on their anonymous 24-hour phone line on 116 123.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.