The Princess of Wales, Catherine, was in Bath to visit the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust as part of the Mental Health Awareness Week activities. The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust is a British charity that was set up in 2008 by double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes. It supports retired athletes as they transition from sport, and uses their skills and experience to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people through mentoring programmes.
The Princess of Wales visited the Percy Community Centre in Bath to meet some of the young people supported by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust youth development charity pic.twitter.com/0Ey0Qw8uCp
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Last week, our young people had the opportunity to share their personal wellbeing experiences and thoughts on the pressures young people are facing today with The Princess of Wales. Learn more about the visit on our website @KensingtonRoyal https://t.co/5e4LLNrMn1 pic.twitter.com/kYLBu6Ywuv
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Dame Kelly Holmes Trust is a youth charity founded on the belief children and teenagers need champions. The organization helped the established athletes to pass on their winning mindset to the young ones with coaching and mentoring. They help young people who face adversity to develop the skills and confidence required to succeed in work, education and life.
Visiting the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust social and emotional mental health programme at the Percy Community Centre in Bath today to mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek with #ShapingUs champion Zara McDermott.
Thank you to the incredible young women from St Katherine’s School in… pic.twitter.com/6t9zfno0T9
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) May 16, 2023
During the visit, The Princess of Wales met with the students from St Katherine’s school in Bristol who are participating in the On Track to Achieve programme, delivered by Paralympian Liz Johnson. The programme targets 11-19 years old students to help them overcome social, emotional and mental health challenges and to help them achieve their potential.
Catherine learnt about the students experience with the trust programme, what sort of challenges they are facing as a youth, and how having an athlete mentor helps them create an overall more resilient personality and emotional wellbeing. Catherine was also joined by the ‘Shaping Us’ Campaign’s ambassador Zara McDermott.
The Princess of Wales has long been a champion of prioritising mental well-being, including that of children and young people. She has dedicated her time to supporting various mental health programmes, such as the launch of Heads Together, Shout 85258, and the Mentally Healthy Schools programme.
Away from the cameras the Princess of Wales answered questions from pupils from St Katherine’s School in Bristol about her life, telling them she had never thought about becoming a royal until she fell in love with William, according to one person present.https://t.co/niiRaiiNHH
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Away from the camera lights, Catherine talked about how she never thought she will be a part of the Royal Family. How it only happen when she fell in love with William. She also talked about her experience and journey as royal that everyday she is learning something new.
What The Princess of Wales wore to visit Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
The new element of the outfit was L.K. Bennett Mya Blazer. Thanks to foundbybojana for the id.
Catherine paired the blazer with H&M Off-Shoulder Top
She was wearing her Veja Esplar Metallic Low-Top Trainers
and carried her Victoria Beckham Tote.
Her Emily Mortimer Hera White Gold and Diamond Pear Detachable Drops finished the look.
Next, we will see The Princess of Wales on Thursday when she will visit Anna Freud Centre.