Kate Middleton at first 2017 engagement: ‘Parenting is tough’

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Speaking with a group of mothers about their treatment programs to help them with issues like abuse and addiction, Kate admitted that being a parent is no easy job.

“Parenting is tough,” she said. “With the history and all the things and the experiences you’ve all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers… I find it extraordinary how you’ve managed actually. So really well done.” [via HELLO!]

The Duchess wore a blue Eponine dress, a pair of Rupert Sanderson stilettos and matching clutch.

Kate’s visit marks her continuing desire to draw attention to children’s mental health problems.

With William and Harry, Catherine founded Heads Together, an organization of eight charities all working in the field of mental health.