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From David Beckham to Jamie Oliver: all in baby pictures for Kate Middleton

From David Beckham to Jamie Oliver: all in baby pictures for Kate Middleton

There are many British celebrities who are joining the #ShapingUs campaign launched by the Princess of Wales to highlight the importance of childhood.

It only took a few hours for so many to join the campaign launched by Kate Middleton and The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood. Only this morning, the princess had shared a very tender image in which, as a child, she smiled in her father Michael's arms. The reason was the launch of the hashtag #ShapingUs, designed to raise awareness of the importance of what happens to children in their early years to build their future.

The princess' invitation was to follow her example, and post photos, memories, and anecdotes from childhood. So many did, and the hashtag #ShapingUs on Instagram currently has nearly three thousand posts, including some decidedly famous ones. From David and Victoria Beckham to superstar chef Jamie Oliver, there were in fact several British celebrities who decided to accept Kate's invitation. Here are who they are

David Beckham

A very small David Beckham, at four years old, already struggling with a soccer ball and a Manchester United jersey. Evidently, he already had a clear idea of who he wanted to be when he grew up….

Victoria Beckham

Victoria, too, was already showing a taste for fashion at a very young age: a clear sign of how right Kate Middleton is that the early years of our lives can have a major influence on our future.

Leah Williamson

At three years old, like many little girls her age, Leah Williamson wanted to be a fairy: instead she became the captain who led the England national soccer team to victory in the 2022 European Championships.

Jamie Oliver

"I feel so fortunate to have had a great childhood, growing up in my mother and father's pub. Not only did it give me a thirst for food knowledge and the passion to pursue it as a career, but it taught me about people and community," superstar chef Jamie Oliver wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself when he was five years old and urging everyone to do the same.

Harry Kane

"Our early childhood shapes the rest of our lives. From pregnancy to age five, the world around us, the people we meet and the experiences we have shape us," English soccer player Harry Kane wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself when he was five.

Professor Green

British rapper Professor Green (born Stephen Paul Manderson) shared a photo of himself when he was three years old, hinting at how much his difficult childhood (he was raised by his grandmother and had a stormy relationship especially with his father, who died by suicide when he was 24) was instrumental in his formation.

Ugo Monye

England rugby player Ugo Monye also participated in the campaign launched by Princess Kate, sharing on social media a photo of himself from when he was five years old.

Zara McDermott

Among the most popular photos shared with the hashtag #ShapingUs is that of presenter and TV personality Zara McDermott, who wanted to tell how all her happiest memories of being a child are related to her family.

Written by Michael Zippo

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