Kate Middleton is known for her active work in the field of social assistance. Earlier last week, the Duchess of Cambridge became patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. She has now joined her husband, Prince William, for a two-day visit to Scotland to mark Mental Illness Awareness Week.
First thing this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited St. John’s Primary School, Port Glasgow, where they met with participants in the charity program. In many ways, their visit is connected with the Duchess’s many years of work in raising awareness about the problems of child development. Keith emphasizes that proper psycho-emotional development in childhood ensures prosperity in adulthood.
The Duke and Duchess met with teachers and students in high spirits and took part in a session on the Canadian program “The Nature of Empathy”. During the training, students from 5 to 13 years old interacted with the mother and the baby in order to better understand the emotions and needs of the child. Kate, being a mother of many children, also did not refuse to hug the baby. According to the theory, such activity should help children develop a sense of empathy from an early age. William and Kate later spoke to high school students to hear their reflections on what the program had taught them.
The couple appeared in outfits of the same range. Prince William, 39, opted for an informal blue two-piece suit, turquoise jumper and shirt. Kate, 40, who loves high-street brands, showed up in a £170 Cefinn blue blouse, smart navy trousers and one of her favorite Catherine Walker coats. The Duchess completed the look with a pair of pearl drop earrings and neutral makeup. Recall that Kate is not indifferent to local democratic designers, and last week she even presented an appropriate award to the best of them.
Later today, William and Kate are due to visit Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Kennishead, a local charity that helps the underprivileged and vulnerable, including the homeless. The tour ends with a visit to the University of Glasgow, where the monarchs will discuss mental health issues with students.
May for the couple began intensely: yesterday, on May 10, immediately after the opening of the regular session of parliament, the royal couple attended the opening ceremony of the Glade of Light memorial, which is dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena stadium on May 22, 2017.
It should be noted that in the summer the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also lead the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of the reign of Elizabeth II, and will again travel to the countries of the United Kingdom.