It was a busy day for Kate Middleton! The Duchess of Cambridge spent the earlier portion of Wednesday, February 13 at a children’s mental health conference and later in the evening stepped out again for the 100 Women in Finance’s gala dinner at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
Kate, 37, attended the glamorous event as the museum’s royal patron and the proceeds from the gala will benefit the Mentally Healthy Schools program launched by Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate’s mental health charity, Heads Together. The program, which was launched in early 2018, “helps schools better support children’s mental well-being by offering reliable and practical online resources,” Kensington Palace explained in an official statement.
Kate — who also recently made a few public appearances during London’s Children’s Mental Health Week — has always been passionate about supporting mental health initiatives for all, but especially kids. “Over the last eight years working with charities I’ve met some of our leading experts in mental health, addiction, family breakdown, homelessness and education,” Kate said in an inspiring speech during the Mental Health in Education conference earlier on Wednesday. “No one of us, however, can make a difference alone.”
This past November, Kate and William, 36, also paid a visit to the BBC to speak about their concerns over children’s mental health and cyberbullying. “I am very concerned though that on every challenge they face — fake news, extremism, polarization, hate speech, trolling, mental health, privacy and bullying — our tech leaders seem to be on the back foot,” the Duke of Cambridge said in a speech. “Their self-image is so grounded in their positive power for good that they seem unable to engage in constructive discussion about the social problems they are creating.”
Though Kate showed up solo for her two royal events on February 13, her husband was also working. On Wednesday, William was busy making and serving meals to London’s homeless with The Passage, a charity that Kensington Palace just announced he has become a patron for and a special organization that his late mother, Princess Diana, also previously worked with.
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