Kate, the Princess of Wales appeared in high spirits this morning as she visited an organisation that supports fathers in north London.
Kate, 41, looked chic in a £725 Erdem ‘Lotus’ Striped Cashmere Sweater, which she has worn on several occasions.
Dressing for the rainy weather, the royal mother-of-three paired the look with dark blue jeans and another a reworn £200 khaki Barbour jacket and Blundstone Chelsea boots as she met with fathers and young children inside the centre before heading into the playground.
Founded in 2020, the Dadvengers group aims to provide the same support offered to mothers and focuses particularly on mental health. The visit was part of her ongoing Shaping Us project focusing on the important of early childhood years.
The organisation offers online training programmes, podcasts and ‘Dad Walks’ to help new parents feel more equipped for parenthood.
The Princess of Wales took part in one of the group’s ‘Dad Walks’ in Arnos Grove today – where she displayed her natural ease with children.
At one point, the royal was seen kneeling down to hold one youngster’s hand and enjoying a laugh with a father holding his two children in either arm.
The Princess was joined on her visit by DJ and songwriter, Jax Jones, who is one of the Shaping Us campaign champions. Nigel Clarke, the founder of Dadvengers, said: ‘Fathers have a hugely significant role to play in their children’s lives, right from the start.
‘Even before their baby is born, fathers can get involved and Dadvengers is on a mission to support them to do that in ways that work for them.
‘We provide them with information and advice to help look after their own wellbeing, while also supporting them to build the nurturing relationships and surroundings we know are so important in the very earliest years of their children’s lives.
‘It’s what Dadvengers is all about.’
Kate has previously described t he Shaping Us’ initiative as her ‘life’s work’. Speaking at a launch event in January, the royal said: ‘The campaign is fundamentally about shining a spotlight on the critical importance of early childhood and how it shapes the adults we become.
The Princess of Wales dancing and playing with children during her visit to Dadvengers earlier today.— anna (@tokkianami) November 1, 2023
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‘During this time we lay the foundations and building blocks for life. And it is when we learn to understand ourselves, understand others and understand the world in which we live.
‘This is why it is essential, to not only understand the unique importance of our earliest years, but to know what we can all do to help raise future generations of happy, healthy adults.’
The initiative is a long-term project of the Princess’s, beginning with how a child develops and the importance of the formative years.