When Catherine Middleton married into the Royal Family in April 2011, the Royal Watching community got a Royal style icon after almost one and a half-decade. There are other Royal ladies out there, But Catherine is without any doubt one of the most famous Royal style icons of her generation. Picking one look out of her whole wardrobe as a favourite is a really difficult job – But if I have to pick one look then it’s going to be the day she launched her brainchild Heads Together along with her husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry in May 2016.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services. The Heads Together works in partnership with inspiring charities to change the national conversation on mental wellbeing.
Heads Together were born with a passion to build on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting the help they need.
The campaign was launched at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London and showcased the innovative work of the Heads Together charity partners who have achieved so much in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges. The team covers a wide range of mental health issues that are close to The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry’s passions.
The campaign works with eight charity partners:
- Anna Freud Centre
- Best Beginnings
- CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably
- Contact (a military mental health coalition)
- The Mix
Speaking at the launch, the Duchess of Cambridge said,
“Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of judgment stops people from getting the help they need, which can destroy families and end lives. Heads Together want to help everyone feel much more confident with their everyday mental health, and to have the practical tools to support their friends and family.”
In October 2017, speaking at the World Mental Health Day, Prince William revealed that Heads Together was Catherine’s idea. He said,
When Catherine, Harry and I launched Heads Together, it is fair to say that we were ambitious about what it could achieve. It was Catherine who first realized that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus. She had seen that at the core of adult issues like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem.
That day, Catherine wore a stunning yet very functioning outfit.
It is my all-time favourite look of hers. Something that I wear to work. The day was the beginning of a very passionate project and Duchess was looking every inch, Royal and Professional, in the outfit.
Catherine was carrying her L.K. Bennett Frome Clutch.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore her £425 Rupert Sanderson Malory Pumps.
The Duchess finished her look with Sapphire and Diamond Diana Earrings