Kate Middleton and Prince William described as ‘really down-to-earth’ during meeting with mental health charity volunteers


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 33, encountered charity volunteers at an event hosted by mental health charity Mind, where the royals and the youngsters discussed about how they manage to cope with their problems.

Kensington Palace shared, on October 10, photos of the royal couple during the event as they were talking with Mind charity volunteers and their families. The Palace also tweeted a photo of the Duke and Duchess participating in a Mindkit workshop.

MIND volunteer Claudia Denington talked with People magazine about Kate and William, saying that they were “really down-to-earth.”

“Before they walked in it was really nerve wracking but as soon as they were sitting down it felt completely normal,” Denington told the publication. “I kept doing a double take! But they really put everyone at ease. They genuinely wanted to hear about our personal experiences.”

“Will said, ‘Actually you guys are the real heroes and it’s you that we want to hear from, it’s not about us,’ ” the volunteer added.

This isn’t the first time the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is described as being down-to-earth. Back in June, the royal mother-of-two stopped at an organic shop, located close to their country house, Anmer Hall, where she bought a desert for their son George – a meringue, and a staffer praised the royal for her unpretentious attitude.

“If you didn’t know who she was, you would never know,” the staffer told People magazine. “She’s incredibly down-to-earth, very gracious and extremely polite.”

Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry are “interested” in “mental well-being,” a royal source told People in August.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a patron of children’s mental health charity Place2Be, which offers counseling to children in schools.