Kate Middleton and Prince William Are #RelationshipGoals During Visit to Youth Charity
The couple that help people together, stay together.
Just a day after speaking with a suicide-attempt survivor, Kate Middleton and Prince William hit the road again and visited youth charity XLP to discuss issues such as domestic abuse and mental illness. At the event, the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a tweed jacket and matching skirt by Eponine London and carried a Russell & Bromley clutch, sat with her husband and watched a PSA from the charity about the rise in knife crime.
Formed in 2008, the program works with 1,500 schoolchildren from more than 70 schools that are facing emotional and behavioral and relational challenges.
The Duchess of Cambridge also recently penned an essay about the importance of addressing mental health at an early age.
“It became clear to me that many children — even those younger than five — have to deal with complex problems without the emotional resilience, language or confidence to ask for help,” she wrote as a special guest editor for The Huffington Post UK. “And it was also clear that with mental health problems still being such a taboo, many adults are often too afraid to ask for help for the children in their care.”
“For too long we have been embarrassed to admit when our children need emotional or psychiatric help, worried that the stigma associated with these problems would be detrimental to their futures,” she said. “Parenting is hard enough without letting prejudices stop us from asking for the help we need for ourselves and our children.”
“Together, we have the chance to make a real difference for an entire generation of young children.”