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Kate’s ‘special K’ factor… spreading kindness to world

SHE’S one of a kind and now the Duchess of Cambridge wants to spread the word for the K factor — for kindness.

The duchess told of her wish to make her children aware of the value of decency as she and Prince William visited Mitchell Brook primary school in north-west London yesterday for Children’s Mental Health Week.

‘My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect and honesty, and I realise how central values like these have been to me throughout my life,’ said Kate, speaking at a school assembly where pupils with the K factor were recognised.

‘That is why William and I want to teach our children George and Charlotte just how important these things are as they grow up. It is just as important as excelling at maths or sport.’ Jarrel Mulimbi, ten, called her message ‘brilliant’. The event — and its theme Spread A Little Kindness — was founded by mental health charity Place2Be, which has Kate as patron.

■ GUN salutes rang out across London yesterday to celebrate the Queen making history as the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee — 65 years. The Queen acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father King George VI. She spent yesterday privately at Sandringham in Norfolk.