Mom Kate regularly does the school run with her first boy, Prince George. However, on Thursday, the Duchess visited St Thomas’s Battersea for a special reason.
The royal, whose mission is to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health, was there to give her backing to the school’s work to support Mental Health Awareness Week. She attended a special talk given by mental health campaigner Hope Virgo and taking the time to talk to her afterwards.
Sharing a photo on her Instagram account, Hope revealed Kate’s visit. She wrote: “This morning I spoke at Battersea School and it was absolutely amazing and a real honour to have the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, attend to hear me speak.”
“We had a lovely chat at the end about all the work she is doing on mental health. And because you can’t take photos you get these wonderful dogs who are so well looked after at the school. What a fantastic day!”
Both Mom Kate and her husband William along with Meghan and Harry are known for supporting a number of mental health initiatives. Recently, they have joined forces yet again to launch Shout: A new free text service which will provide 24/7 support for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
It has been a busy week for the Duchess of Cambridge. First, the Palace released never before seen pictures of Kate working on designs for her Chelsea Flower Show garden.
“The Duchess has worked with @The_RHS and @Davies_White to design and build the garden, to highlight how being active in nature can positively impact our physical and mental health”, the Palace added.
And on Tuesday, she also made a visit to Bletchley Park to meet young children taking on the role of codebreakers. She was viewing a special D-Day exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and later joined the children in their codebreaking workshop.