The Duchess of Cambridge made sure to keep her three children close while she attended engagements far from home.
On Wednesday, during her visit to Cardiff, Kate donned a necklace that paid tribute to George, Charlotte and Louis. She wore a personalized Gold Midnight Moon necklace from Daniella Draper, which was engraved with the letters “G”, “C” and “L”, in honour of her children.
The necklace description reads: “The moon is universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolise immortality, eternity and enlightenment.”
Kate combined her accessory with a Massimo Dutti camel coat over a slim black turtleneck and pleated Zara skirt.
The Duchess visited Cardiff as a part of a 24-hour tour of the UK to launch her new survey for her Early Years initiative. She stopped at the Ely & Caerau Children’s Centre for a baby sensory class. While there, Kate recalled being a new mom and living in Wales, with William, who was then serving in the Royal Air Force.
Kate told staff: “It was the first year and I’d just had George – William was still working with Search and Rescue and we came up here and I had a tiny tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey it was so isolated, so cut off.
“I didn’t have any family around and he was doing night shifts. If only I had had a centre like this.”
Duchess Kate wrapped up her mini tour with a visit to HM Prison Send in Surrey; where she met women receiving help in their rehabilitation from The Forward Trust.
She heard about the work done by the Forward Trust to support clients in improving their relationships with friends and families, including reuniting with children.
“It really shocked me when I came here last time how early the challenges were that you faced”; Kate told a group of former inmates, including three women she met in 2015 when they were serving sentences. “How early you could take it back.”
She told the women: “I’m hugely passionate about trying to really help get into this crisis trying to help provide that prevention mechanism and that support system in our communities. Particularly that support in the early years of life.”