She’s cooking up something big! Royal fans believe Duchess Kate is working on a brand new business venture with Richard Curtis, director of Love Actually, because she recently invited him to her home at Kensington Palace.
According to People, the duo reportedly spoke about “their joint interest in mental wellbeing and supporting families in need,” so they might be working on a big project that could help the public.
“Mental health is how we feel and think. Things that can’t really be seen, but that affect us every day and talking about them can feel difficult,” Kate previously said in a video for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Mental awareness is so important to the duchess that she tries to keep it in mind when she raises her kids — Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1. “You can’t help but reflect on your own life and it’s definitely had an impact on how I mother, how we work as a family and you know, how we hope to bring up our children,” she confessed at the Royal Foundation Forum in London this past February.
Not only that, but her husband, Prince William, has been very vocal too about the “taboo” surrounding mental health. “If you were anxious, it’s because you were weak,” he once said in an interview. “If you couldn’t cope with whatever life threw at you, it’s because you were failing. Successful, strong people don’t suffer like that, do they? But of course — we all do. It’s just that few of us speak about it.”
As for Richard, he’s realized how difficult it can be for someone to lose a family member after his sister committed suicide the day before her 55th birthday party. “I was so privileged and we had so much money and so much access and still couldn’t do anything,” he said at a public health conference in 2017. “I can’t believe what it must be like for someone whose relatives aren’t in that situation and they have nothing.”