Duchess of Cambridge chose Chic and Smart Style for Shout UK Volunteer Celebration

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
Shout UK

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Give Us Shout‘s Crisis Volunteer celebration event at the Troubadour Theatre in London. The event brought together people from across the UK who volunteer around the clock with Shout to support people in crisis.

Shout is one of the UK’s most innovative and pioneering digital mental health support services, making it easier for people in crisis to get help. It is a text messaging service for people in crisis that is free to use, confidential and available 24/7.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
Shout UK

Upon arrival, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed by the Shout UK Team. Shout UK was launched by The Royal Foundation as a legacy of the Heads Together Campaign, after three years of research and planning with a £3 million investment.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
Shout UK

It was launched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sussex in May 2019. It allows people to open up a text chat with a volunteer working remotely, most likely at home, who has been trained to listen, reassure and guide people.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Give Us Shout's Crisis Volunteer celebration event in London
The Royal Foundation

At the time of launch, Prince William said, “As texting is private and silent, it opens up a whole new way to find help. You can have a conversation anywhere, at any time: at school, at home, anywhere.” About the service, the Duchess of Cambridge said: “It’s able to offer support when it is crucially needed and the opportunity to turn lives around. This really is an important step for those desperately in need.

The volunteers are supported by clinically-trained supervisors. They need to be over 18, complete 25 hours of online training and commit to between two and four hours volunteering each week. The conversations remain anonymous until the client wants to give away his information or would like to see qualified psychotherapists.

 

BBC Presenter Tina Daheley was hosting the event that recognized the national network of volunteers who put efforts to make a difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable people across the UK. As volunteers access their shifts from computers in their own homes, this event will be an excellent opportunity for this virtual community to meet and see the scale of the national network they have joined.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Give Us Shout's Crisis Volunteer celebration event in London
Shout UK

The service is powered by the Crisis Text Line. Since the service went live, Shout 85258 Crisis Volunteers have had 145,000 conversations via text with people in crisis, exchanging 6 million messages. Crisis Text Line has been operating in the US since August 2013 and has processed over 100 million messages since inception. It’s founder and CEO Nancy Lublin sits on the board of Shout Crisis Text Line in the UK.

Heads Together

This annual volunteer day is focussed on celebrating the hundreds of trained Crisis Volunteers who operate the 24/7 service taking shifts in their homes across the UK, under clinical supervision. Shout aims to encourage people to reach out for support at an early stage, without fear or shame.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
Shout UK

During the visit, the Duke and Duchess received a brief update on the scale and impact of Shout. William and Catherine heard that 75 per cent of people who contact Shout are under 25, and that the most frequent subjects raised in those conversations are suicide (37 per cent), depression (36 per cent), relationships (29 per cent), anxiety (31 per cent), isolation (19 per cent) and self-harm (17 per cent).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met people who answered the royal couple’s public appeal to volunteer with the service. An amazing 13,000 people registered an interest with Shout following the appeal and 3,000 enrolled in training. Shout 85258 now has 1,500 Crisis Volunteers active on the platform with more training, graduating and joining the platform each week.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
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William and Catherine also met mental health campaigners, Shout staff members and supporters. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers who are at the heart of the service. They are trained to create a safe space for people experiencing mental health challenges. The programme is unique with the training and volunteering all done online, under the supervision of qualified clinicians. Working remotely, volunteers are part of a supportive and connected online community of 1,000, with the ambition of boosting that community to 4,000 by the end of the year.

Shout UK

During the event, the Duke and Duchess joined Shout volunteers,  who spend approximately 200 hours a year volunteering with Shout, in the theatre to watch a special performance before joining a group photo with volunteers to encourage everyone to spread the word about Shout. If you are in the UK and would like to volunteer then click here.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Ian Russell, whose daughter Molly took her own life after viewing graphic material on Instagram. William and Catherine pledged their support to the grieving family. Roya Nikka on Twitter reported that “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue to lend their support to the family of Molly Russell, who took her own life at 14 after viewing images of self-harm on social media. Today William and Kate spoke with Molly’s father, Ian, William telling him: “If we can help you in any way, please let us know“.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
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Speaking at the event Prince William said, “Catherine and I, and Harry and Meghan couldn’t be more proud of what Shout has accomplished. We’re hugely proud and hugely grateful to all of you for being part of this.”

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
Kensington Palace Instagram

Before leaving, Duchess was presented with a beautiful posy.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Smythe Blazer, Joseph Trouse, Gianvito Rossi Pumps with Mappin & Webb earrings and necklace to the Shout UK Volunteer celebrations
Shout UK

For the day, stepping away from her signature style, Duchess of Cambridge opted a very chic and smart look.

Smythe 2 Button Blazer
Smythe 2 Button Blazer

She brought back her Smythe 2 Button Blazer that she first wore to the Coach Core Facilities in Essex in October 2018.

Duchess of Cambridge UFO White Top
UFO White Top

Underneath the blazer, she was wearing a white top that looks like her white silk top she wore in December 2018 during Cyprus visit.  Thanks to Pranjali Pandey for noticing it.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Joseph Zoom cady slim pants to the Shout UK Volunteer Celebratiosn in London
Joseph Zoom cady slim pants

The new element of today’s look was Joseph Zoom cady slim red pants. (Ided by Emma and Caroline Parr on Twitter). The $515 pants available now for $360 are described as, “slim-fitting Zoom pants from Joseph will anchor an array of looks, from day to night. Presented in a ruby hue, this Italian-made design is shaped with a mid-rise fit and falls into straight legs that slightly taper toward the ankle”.

It looks like Duchess was wearing $35.90 Zara Leather Belt with Buckle.

Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps
Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps

Catherine was wearing her Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps debuted in March 2019 for the first time when she visited Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre.

Mappin & Webb Empress Earrings
Mappin & Webb Empress Earrings
Mappin & Webb Empress Diamond Pendant Necklace
Mappin & Webb Empress Diamond Pendant Necklace

Duchess of Cambridge finished her look with Mappin & Webb Empress Earrings and Mappin & Webb Empress Diamond Pendant Necklace.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Shout UK volunteer celebration
Kensington Palace Instagram

I will leave you with this lovely photograph of Catherine shared by the Kensington Palace on its Instagram page. Next, we will see Duchess on Friday at the opening of the NOOK.

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Queen Letizia debuted Boss shirt Dress for Arrival in Havana

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba for state visit
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba for state visit
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On Monday evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived at the José Martí International Airport in Havana to start their three days state visit to the Republic of Cuba.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba for state visit
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At the airport, they were received by the Spanish ambassador to Cuba, Juan Fernández Trigo, the ambassador of Cuba in Spain, Gustavo Machín; and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, among other Cuban dignitaries.

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Since ascending the throne its royal couple’s 10the state visit. Previously the couple has visited France, Mexico, Portugal, Japan, United Kingdom, Peru, Morocco, Argentina and South Korea.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba for state visit
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The couple will start the engagements on Tuesday morning after receiving an official welcome.

Queen Letizia wore Boss Danimala Printed Shirt Dress Carolina Herrera Croc-effect Leather Slingback pumps, Initials Insignia Satchel in cuba
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For the arrival, Queen Letizia chose a simple yet stylish look. Queen Letizia wore Boss Danimala Printed Shirt Dress.

Boss Danimala Printed Shirt Dress
Boss Danimala Printed Shirt Dress

Crafted from non-stretch fabric, the $595 black yoke all-over abstract print dress features Spread collar, three-quarter length sleeves with button cuffs, concealed front half button placket, removable D-ring belt, belt loops. It’s currently available on Bloomingdale’s.

Queen Letizia wore Carolina Herrera Croc-effect Leather Slingback Fuchsia Pumps in Cuba
Carolina Herrera Croc-effect Leather Slingback Fuchsia Pumps

Queen Letizia paired the outfit with fuchsia accessories. She was wearing Carolina Herrera Croc-effect Leather Slingback £410 Pumps in Fuchsia that are also available in yellow colour.

Queen Letizia carried Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia Fuchsia Satchel in Cuba
Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia Fuchsia Satchel

Letizia was carrying a Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia Satchel in Fuchsia. Thanks to Queen Letizia Style Blog for the id.

Queen Letizia Diamond Stud Earrings
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Queen finished her look with bezel diamond and pearl earrings

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Ring
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And her Karen Hallem ring.

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Queen Letizia trusted her Monochrome style for another State Visit Departure

King Felipe and Queen Letizia departed for state visit to Cuba

King Felipe and Queen Letizia departed for state visit to Cuba

Today the Spanish King and Queen, Felipe and Letizia, left for the Republic of Cuba where they will be undertaking a 3 days long State visit from November 12 to November 14. The visit will serve to highlight and strengthen the historical ties and bilateral relations between the Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Spain.

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This State Journey also is part of the commemorative events of the V Centenary of the foundation of the city of Havana. The royal couple departed from the State Pavilion of the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

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As per the traditions, the couple was bid farewell with honours and gun salutes.

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For the departure, keeping her signature style Queen Letizia chose a monochrome look. She debuted a new houndstooth blazer from Spanish label Uterque.  Thanks to lovely Nuria for the quick id.

Queen Letizia wore Uteruqe Houndstooth Blazer while departing for Cuba
Uteruqe Houndstooth Blazer

The 179Euro monochrome Lined blazer made of flowing fabric. The double-breasted houndstooth design features patterned button details. Currently, it is not available.

Uteruqe Houndstooth Blazer

It came with a matching skirt that I can assume we can see on Letizia sometime in future.

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Underneath the blazer, Queen Letizia wore a black turtleneck sweater and paired it with black slim-fit trousers.

Prada-Saffiano-Leather-Point-Toe-Pumps
Prada Saffiano Leather Point Toe Pumps

Queen was wearing her black Prada Saffino leather pumps.

Queen Letizia Magrit Smooth Leather Envelope Clutch Bag
Magrit Smooth Leather Envelope Clutch Bag

Letizia carried her Magrit wallet clutch.

Queen Letizia Diamond Stud Earrings
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Her bezel diamond earrings and

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Ring
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Karen Hallem ring finished the look.

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