On Thursday the royal couple visited the Young Minds helpline, one of the eight charity partners of their mental health campaign Heads Together.
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Kate opened up about her and William’s concerns as parents of Prince George and Prince Charlotte.
“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 said.
The Duchess also stressed the importance of asking for help and the fact that there’s no shame in doing so.
“As a parent and as a mother, having that feeling that there is somebody there that is non-judgmental, that can provide the professional support, and that can really provide helping hand at a really difficult time,” she explained.
“It’s totally fine to talk about it, to seek help, and speak out,” William added. “Because we’re not all superheroes and there’s a lot of pressure on parents. Most of it is self-made, from parents themselves, where you feel you have to handle everything. You have to show strength and resilience to everything. But there are sometimes when it all gets to be too much and you need to reach out and that’s totally fine.”
For the occasion Kate chose a red dress from one of her favorite luxury brands, LK Bennett.
Catherine recently held a speech in which she revealed that she and her husband “wouldn’t hesitate” to seek help for George and Charlotte’s mental health if needed.