Kate opened the doors of Buckingham Palace on Wednesday evening to host a private dinner. According to the Court Circular, the Duchess held the event at Buckingham Palace in her role as patron of the Royal Foundation of the royal fab 4, although no further details were given.
Kate invited guests that were involved with her charities and patronages. She is connected to no fewer than 16 organizations which reflect her interests, sport and art. The Duchess’ focus is on mental health and providing support to young children.
Last year, Kate started working on a solo project which focuses on child welfare. The Duchess is, according to the Daily Mail, “bringing together experts from academia, education, health and other fields to work on how to help families tackle anti-social behaviour, addiction and mental health.”
Kate’ new initiative is expected to launch this year and shall be a lifelong project for the royal that wants to provide children with the best support she can provide regardless of their wealth or social background. She even brought together a team of experts to find out why vulnerable families are not getting the help they need. The findings will reportedly be published by Kensington Palace next year.
Kate always spoke about the importance of children’s mental health. The Duchess has previously said, during a visit to Reach Academy in London: “We all know how important childhood is, and how the early years shape us for life. We also know how negative the downstream impact can be if problems emerging at the youngest age are overlooked, or ignored. It is therefore vital that we nurture children through this critical, early period.”