Today, The Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to the Amnesty International UK Office where a conference was being held on Improving Young People’s Mental Resilience and Wellbeing.
The engagement was not announced pre-hand by the palace. The Duchess made this appearance as the patron of Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
The Duchess of Cambridge today attended the @AFNCCF Conference on Improving Young People’s Mental Resilience and Wellbeing. This reflects her interest in early intervention in children's mental health to help young people get support at an early age to prevent problems later on.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 11, 2018
Kensington Palace in a tweet said,” This reflects The Duchess’ interest in early intervention in children’s mental health to help young people get support at an early age to prevent problems later on.”
During the conference, Duchess Catherine heard keynote speakers from the field of resilience research and met with young people and staff leading the ground-breaking HeadStart programme which focuses on building mental health and resilience in children and young people across the country.
AFNCCF said that they were “delighted to welcome their Patron to the Conference. HRH is a committed champion of children’s mental health and wellbeing and it is fantastic to have her here“.
Fantastic to see HRH Duchess of Cambridge supporting the #HeadStartLearning conference today. “Mental health is everyone’s business” @BigLotteryFund @AFNCCF @UKYouth pic.twitter.com/Gr6FND0MwF
— Christina Watson (@christina_uky) January 11, 2018
At the conference, Duchess stayed till the end and met the attendees. She discussed the mental health issues and the recovery process with the attendees. Young people from all over the country were invited to join a panel discussion.
For the low-key appearance, The Duchess of Cambridge recycled another of her maternity style. She chose her Tory Burch’s dove grey ‘D-Styling Bauletto’ category Burch Bettina Coat which she wore during New York trip in 2014.
The tailored fit metallic tweed piece has long sleeves. A closer look at the piece.
Catherine paired her outfit with black skinny and Aquatalia ‘Ruby Dry’ platform ankle black suede boots.
She carried Tod’s dove grey ‘D-Styling Bauletto’ bag that is part of her wardrobe for almost a decade.
Her Mappin & Webb Empress Drop Earrings finished the simple look of the day.