On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge attended her first event as Family Action’s official patron. Dressed in a festive outfit, she visited the Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire to meet some of the children that are being helped by the charity.
During the event, Kate and the children took part in activities including decoration making, and making eco-friendly reindeer food. She even got to help them pick out a Christmas tree.
Leading some of the children by the hand towards the trees, she said: “Shall we go and find some really big trees?” “Has anyone spotted a good tree? Is this a good one?”, trying to lift up several trees.
After picking out the perfect Christmas tree, the group moved inside to make hot chocolate. One girl asked the Duchess ate joined the children as they made hot chocolate if she’d like a marshmallow. Kate said: “I’d love one, I’m going to have a pink one, delicious.”
Kate also met Aleigha, 8, sitting with her in the ‘Lapland Lodge’ where a group of children were writing letters for Father Christmas. Kate admired Aleigha’s crimped hair, asking her: “How do you get it all wavy like that?”
The girl revealed the Duchess that she slept with plaits in her hair overnight, and Kate said: “I might try that tonight, I hope my hair turns out like yours.”
The charity Family Action, a royal patronage, was previously held by the Queen for the past 65 years. The 150-year-old organization provides support for families facing challenges such as mental health issues, domestic abuse, and financial struggles.
Kate previously visited Family Action’s base in Lewisham, south-east London, in January 2019 and launched its national support line, FamilyLine.
She also spent time at Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in 2017, where the charity provides services.