Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Young Minds Parent Helpline as part of their Heads Together campaign to end the mental health stigma.
The engagement was embargoed, however, upon their arrival, news quickly spread that the royal couple were in the area.
William and Kate undertook some of the essential training received by Young Minds helpline volunteers.
Volunteers are trained to listen, talk & ask parents questions on what is worrying them about their child’s behaviour.
The Duchess spoke about the need for helplines like Young Minds:
"William and I found it absolutely fascinating, from hearing the case study and also taking the calls. She said the types of calls were so varied - 'what their worries are, their concerns'. She added: 'What we've taken away is just how normal it is. We are parents ourselves, I am sure we will face worries - we do face worries, because we've got small young children. If those worries escalate, how vital it is to get support - and you are providing that support."
She added: "As a parent and as a mother, having that feeling that there is somebody there that is non-judgemental, that can provide the professional support, and that can really provide helping hand at a really difficult time."
Today, the Duchess stepped out in a new summer frock from her favorite high-street brand, LK Bennett. She wore the label's 'Eugenia skirted dress'; rendered in salsa red with short sleeves and a seamed A-line skirt. The dress is from a 2015 collection and was originally priced at £225. It has unfortunately sold out.
This is a colour and silhouette that Kate favours. The design is reminiscent of her LK Bennett 'Cayla' dress.
Kate accessorized with her go-to pieces from this season.
On her feet were the Ginavito Rossi Praline suede 'Gianvito 105' pumps which are available at My Theresa and Net-a-Porter. Kate carried her much-loved LK Bennett 'Nina' clutch.
Kate's jewelry included the KIKI Lauren Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings and Cartier watch.
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