Kate Middleton is deeply committed to helping children

Last month, the Duchess of Cambridge, 33, carried out royal engagements involving young people. Kate paid a visit to Harrow College with William, on October 10, at an event marking World Mental Health Day, and hosted by mental health charity Mind.

The royal mother-of-two is supporter of the battle against the stigma surrounding children’s mental health.

Duchess Kate also stepped out at an event hosted by the Chance UK charity on October 27 in north London where she encountered children supported by this organization which offers mentoring and support to primary school-aged children.

People magazine talked with Gracia Mary McGrath, who is the Chief Executive Officer of charity Chance UK, about Kate Middleton’s involvement in this cause.

“This isn’t someone smiling and nodding,” McGrath told the magazine. “She is asking intelligent questions and knows what happens when children go off the rails and go off the rails early.”

Over the past month, the Kensington Palace has shared photos of Kate and William during their visit, where they learned about the difficulties the children are experiencing.

The Duchess of Cambridge is a Royal Patron of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be, which provides in-school support and expert training to pupils and their families, as well as teachers and school staff.

A video published in February features Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaking in support of youngsters’ mental health.


“We need to help young people and their parents understand that it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help,” the royal said. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.”