The Duchess of Cambridge in elegant blue for the opening of Treatment Centre in Essex

The Duchess of Cambridge in elegant blue for the opening of Treatment Centre in Essex
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Today the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine arrived in Essex to open the new community-based treatment centre in Wickford, Essex as the patron of Action on Addiction.

Action on Addiction is one of the early patronages of Duchess. The charity offers life-saving treatment to individuals and families at its flagship treatment centre, Clouds House in Wiltshire, and at its community-based treatment centres in Essex and Liverpool. It also offers education to degree level at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies and funds and promotes research into effective responses to addiction.

The Duchess of Cambridge in elegant blue for the opening of Treatment Centre in Essex
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Today Duchess also launched charity’s community-based recovery programme ‘Clouds in the Community’. It is is a Self-Help Addiction Recovery Programme (SHARP) that provides an effective alternative to residential treatment, and enables the charity to provide services for more people in more places.

‘Clouds in the Community’ is the starting point for long-term recovery and abstinence, and leads to improvements in participants’ physical and psychological health, self-efficacy, and overall quality of life.

‘Clouds in the Community’ aims to reach more people in more places by helping clients to recover in their own neighbourhoods.

The Duchess of Cambridge in elegant blue for the opening of Treatment Centre in Essex
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At the centre The Duchess talked to clients at various stages of their recovery about the benefits of ‘Clouds in the Community’, a non-residential recovery programme that is based at the centre.

The Duchess of Cambridge in elegant blue for the opening of Treatment Centre in Essex
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Duchess officially opened the centre today.

The Duchess of Cambridge in elegant blue for the opening of Treatment Centre in Essex
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Speaking at the opening of the centre, Duchess said, “Huge congratulations. I believe so passionately in community projects, so I wish it all the best for success in the future”.

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The impromptu speech was heartwarming as Duchess reflected back on the six year journey as “the start of my learning” with the charity since taking its patronage and added “You’re very special to me.”.

Duchess was greeted by an almost 2 years old Myla Clancy with a bouquet of flowers. Duchess asked her “Have you smelt it? Let’s smell. Ah, is that nice? Thank you very much.”

Before leaving for the Palace, Kate greeted all the well-wishers gathered outside the centre to meet and see her.

The Duchess of Cambridge in elegant blue for the opening of Treatment Centre in Essex
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For today’s event, Duchess was glowing in an elegant blue Goat Ellory Bow Detail Coat.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge Goat Ellory Bow Detail Coat
Goat Ellory Bow Detail Coat

The stylish straight silhouetted wool coat falls almost to knee and has a funnel collar with a fixed bow detailing. The originally £660 coat is currently retailing at £330 and also available in Cameo Pink and Black tones.

 

Beulah London Aspinal Blue Heart Clutch
Beulah London Aspinal Blue Heart Clutch

Duchess carried her $320.84 Aspinal Blue Heart Clutch from Beulah London. This limited edition ‘Blue Heart’ clutch in black croc is a beautiful collaboration between Aspinal of London and Beulah using Beulah’s iconic blue heart print on the interior lining. The intricate metal chain is in a gold finish and adds to the functionality allowing the clutch to be held in the hand or elegantly draped over the shoulder.

 

Duchess of Cambridge Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps
Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps

Kate wore her Stuart Weitzman black suede power pumps that got stuck in the metal grate. It happened to Duchess for the second time and she laughed it off.

G Collins & Sons Tanzanite and Diamond earrings/ KensingtonRoyal
G Collins & Sons Tanzanite and Diamond earrings/ KensingtonRoyal

And finished her look with G Collins & Sons Tanzanite and Diamond earrings.


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