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Kate Middleton on Kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte: “I Want to Teach Them Kindness, Respect, and Honesty”

Kate Middleton just made a sweet confession about her two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte!

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, Kate and Prince William visited Mitchell Brook Primary School in London on Monday, Feb. 6.

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The much-loved duo were eagerly greeted by dozens of flag-waving children, many of whom were fortunate enough to share a special moment with the young royals before the event commenced.

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Kate and William at Mitchell Brook Primary School on Feb. 6.

Kate — a longtime patron of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be — made a touching speech during the couple’s visit.

Recalling her own experiences as a child, Kate revealed that she hopes to pass many of the important life lessons her parents taught her onto her two children, George, 3, and Charlotte, 1.

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“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,” the 35-year-old Duchess said.

“That is why William and I want to teach our little children, George and Charlotte, just how important these things are as they grow up. In my view, it is just as important as excelling at maths or sport,” she continued.

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Kate, William, George and Charlotte in March 2016.

Kate, who has been praised by mental health professionals for sparking a “sea change” in the way children’s mental health is addressed, also touched on her immense passion for the cause.

“People often ask me why I am so interested in the mental health of children and young people. The answer is quite simple: it is because I think that every child should have the best possible start in life,” she said.

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“When I was growing up I was very lucky. My family was the most important thing to me. They provided me with somewhere safe to grow and learn, and I know I was fortunate not to have been confronted by serious adversity at a young age,” Kate added.

This story originally appeared on Australia’s

Click through the gallery below to see Kate’s cutest photos with kids George and Charlotte!