Kate Middleton and Prince William launched Children’s Mental Health Week. The Royals attended Mitchell Brook Primary School in north London were they were met by dozens of flag-waving children.
The Duchess encouraged the youngsters to express their feelings, and ask an adult for help when needed. “If we are worried, upset, lonely or angry – the best thing to do is to talk to someone about it,” said Kate. “Whether that is your mother or father, a teacher or a friend. I know that in your school you have been working on a project to spread a little kindness and I think this is such an important thing to do. If you see someone who you think might need help, try and be kind to them. Keep a look out for them if they are on their own or seem sad or worried. Perhaps they just need a hug or someone to talk to. I know it is hard if you are feeling down yourself. But helping someone out will also make you feel so much better too.”
She concluded by mentioning her own children, three-year-old George and one-year-old Charlotte. Kate said: “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. That is why William and I want to teach our little children, George and Charlotte just how important these things are as they grow up. In my view it is just as important as excelling at maths or sport.”
The Duchess recycled an outfit by Luisa Spagnoli which she paired with simple black pumps.