The Duchess of Cambridge is back to royal duty after suffering from acute morning sickness in her third pregnancy for six weeks. It was Catherine’s first appearance since the announcement that the Cambridge couple is expecting their third baby on September 4.
Duchess Catherine was in attendance to celebrate the World Mental Health Day. Mental Health is a cause close to the hearts of Royal trio i.e. Prince William, Duchess and Prince Harry.
Today two receptions were held to celebrate World Mental Health Day. Earlier in the day both Prince William and Prince Harry attended a reception at St. James Palace to celebrate the impact of Heads together campaign.
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In the evening, Duchess Catherine attended second reception held at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the contribution of those working in the UK mental health sector with royal brothers.
The receptions provide the chance royal trio to thank those who supported their cause in various forms.
— Heads Together (@heads_together) October 10, 2017
A video of royals arriving for tonight’s reception from royal reporter Victoria Murphy.
Kate looking great tonight despite still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum pic.twitter.com/gP9hmnK7D0
— Victoria Murphy (@byQueenVic) October 10, 2017
The Endeavor started in April 2016 with a campaign Heads Together to raise awareness across the UK about the importance of mental health. The Kensington Palace spokesman said: “Through their work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, Their Royal Highnesses have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges. They are passionate about tackling the stigma surrounding the issue. Too often, they have seen that people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgment stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives. They want to help change the national conversation.”
Since then significant efforts were made and the efforts did bring the fruit. Both Princes speak about her late mother Princess Diana of Wales openly first time to encourage others to talk about mental health.
Earlier this summer TRH's spoke about their mother and her inspiring work in the ITV documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy. pic.twitter.com/ggI2wvjLa8
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 30, 2017
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited many charities and institution to raise awareness about the importance of mental wellbeing and motivated people to talk about their grief throughout the year and to smash the stigma around mental health.
During her speech at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Carlton House Terrace earlier this year the Duchess said: “We have heard time and time again in the course of our work how talking can help heal the hidden challenges we can’t deal with alone, so the question that William, Harry and I have asked ourselves is, how we can get more people to start talking”.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2017
This year Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were present at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon to official start the marathon by pressing the red button on 23 April 2017 for which Heads Together was chosen as the charity of the year.
More than 700 runners participated in the marathon. It was a fun-filled event.
Millions of pounds were raised to support the cause since last year. Last week Prince William visited the Data Observatory at Imperial College London, to observe the research project that measures the success of the royal trio’s Heads Together campaign after 14,000 people were studied by YouGov.
We learned that better tools are needed to help people have a conversation about mental health whether in times of calm or times of crisis. pic.twitter.com/agQ7iF8HfK
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 8, 2017
Duke, who is having a busy schedule since turning full-time royal, declared the results fantastic and remarked: “I feel like its exam results day”. The study revealed an increased awareness of mental health between February and May this year following the royals’ campaign, with a total of 1.5 million more people talking about the subject. It also noticed an increase of 12% of people talking about their own mental health.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 8, 2017
After the great success of phase 1 of Mental Health campaign, it was announced by Kensington Palace that the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is investing £2 million to establish a new start-up for digital mental health innovation, which will develop new digital tools to help people have conversations about mental health. It is the largest single grant from the Foundation since it began in 2011. Working with Heads together partners, The Foundation will also invest in programmes in schools, workplaces, and the defence community.
Phase 2 of this campaign will be led by CEO Victoria Hornby and a board made up of leading technology experts. The start-up will prioritise tools that could be beneficial to young people, particularly who are more likely to seek advice and help online and on their phones.
Tonight marked Duchess Come back to the official role after being treated for Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Duchess looked radiant while an aide reported, “The Duchess’s condition is improving but she is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum and is delighted to be able to be here tonight.”
For tonight’s reception, Catherine chose a very regal and poised Temperley London’s ‘Eclipse’ Lace Dress from label’s Autumn 2017 collection in Iris hue.
The Elizabethan influenced the ‘Eclipse’ Lace Collar Dress is shaped into a sleek A-line silhouette. Cut from contemporary corded lace the dress features scalloped edges, frilled sleeves and neckline, and a contrast velvet necktie.
Duchess was seen carrying a black Mulberry clutch.
Kiki McDonough blue topaz and diamond drop earrings available for £2,916.67 in white gold earrings complimented the whole look.
Royal fans were happy to see Duchess of Cambridge back to work. We hope and pray Duchess will have a healthy pregnancy ahead and we shall see her soon.