Kate Tackles Childhood Depression in a Rare Video Message

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In her second video message she has recorded since joining the royal family in April 2011 (her first was for her hospice charity in April 2013), Kate has made it her mission to break down the “stigma” surrounding children’s mental health.

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Organized by the charity Place2Be, of which she is a Royal Patron, the Duchess has agreed to be the face of the first Children’s Mental Health Week.

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She believes the “overwhelming” challenges faced by children today leave some “struggling to cope”, leading to depression, anxiety, self-harm and addiction.

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Apparently, this video message was recorded last week (Tuesday, February 10, 2015) whilst the Duchess paid a private visit to the pupils and staff at Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in Beckenham.

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Kate is wearing a versatile aquifer (shades of blue) £250 Silk Tile Print Shirt Dress by Jaeger. The dress belts around the waist, giving a glimpse of Kate’s bump, and has a subtle collar and a pattern inspired by architecture in Florence and the Portuguese city of Porto. As of this writing, the dress is available at Jaeger and in sizes 10 – 20 at John Lewis.

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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her green amethyst oval earrings by Kiki McDonough and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

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If blue is not your color, the Silk Tile Print Shirt Dress by Jaeger is also available in ‘Paprika.’


 

It’s Three Engagements in Kensington for Kate

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Yesterday, Kate undertook a day of engagements in Kensington, London. She made three separate appearances in the borough.

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Her first engagement was to attend a coffee morning at Family Friends Kensington.  This is a voluntary organization providing befriending and mentoring services to families in deprived areas of the borough.

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She got an overview of the charity’s work before joining families at the coffee morning and meeting some of the trained volunteers who work for the organization.

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The Duchesses second engagement was to formally open the Kensington Aldridge Academy. It is a new school for pupils aged 11 to 18.

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She met with governors, staff and students before touring the new building and watching part of a lesson. Kate then watched a dance performance in the school’s theatre and unveiled a plaque before visiting the school’s Creates Hub for young entrepreneurs.

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Lastly, Kate formally opened the £29.4 million Kensington Leisure Centre. She toured the facilities and watched groups of children from nearby primary schools playing various sports in the Main Sports Hall.

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Her visit concluded with a reception in the dance studio with speeches and the unveiling of a plaque.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a baby blue cashmere coat by the high street maternity label Séraphine. It’s a brand she’s worn before, both before and after the birth of Prince George.

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The pale blue coat, made in a luxurious cashmere blend, perfectly accents her bump thanks to the clean lines and a sleek straight cut. The collarless style is accented with faux-pockets and iridescent mother of pearl buttons. It is from the designers SS15 collection.

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The Natasha Pale Blue coat (£195) sold out within minutes on the Séraphine website. However, it also comes in Navy (£149) and is available from www.seraphine.com

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‘Luxurious cashmere blend
Mother of pearl buttons
Stylish faux pockets
Made in a luxurious cashmere blend with clean lines and a sleek straight cut,
The understated collarless style is finished with smart faux-pockets and iridescent mother of pearl buttons.
10% CASHMERE, 70% WOOL, 20% POLYAMIDE
Specialist dry clean only’

 
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Underneath her luxe Séraphine coat, Kate is wearing the ‘Florrie’ floral print dress (Spring Summer 2015 collection) also from the award-winning label. It is available to preorder on February 1 for £99.

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‘This dress is part of the SS15 LUXE Collection
Digitally printed crepe de Chine
Curved empire line
Stylish cropped sleeves
Seraphine’s Florrie floral print dress offers a new approach to florals this season, in stunning marine ocean shades.
This elegant maternity dress drapes beautifully to finish just above the knee, allowing plenty of movement and a flexible fit for before, during and after pregnancy.
Featuring a feminine curved empire line to define your waist, the Seraphine Florrie dress is a trans-seasonal style’
 
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On the accessories front, the Duchess wore her bespoke blue suede Alexander McQueen heels, carried her matching blue suede ‘Muse’ clutch from Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley, and wore her Green Amethyst Cushion Cut Diamond Drop earrings from Kiki McDonough (£1,300 and currently out of stock).

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Kate Supports The Scout Association’s "Better Prepared" campaign in Bow

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Yesterday evening, the Duchess of Cambridge visited a newly established Beaver Scout Colony in east London to support The Scout Association’s “Better Prepared” campaign.

 
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The meeting was held at Old Ford Primary School in Bow in the East End and aims to bring Scouting to 200 of the most deprived parts of the country.

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The movement, which has 446,000 youth members and already works in 70 of the 100 most deprived parts of the UK, will need to recruit 1,000 more adult volunteers to make the new groups viable.

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Kate worked as a volunteer for the Scout Association when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales, and this visit allowed her to get back into the swing of being an assistant.

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The Duchess was invited to join a colony of Beaver Scouts for their weekly and participate in all of the activities including helping the children ice a cake blindfolded, cut up a chocolate bar with boxing gloves, learn the Scout Promise in sign language, and put on a wet suit while blindfolded.

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These activities would help the children, aged between five and eight, at the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony Beavers, learn about life with disabilities and also earn a disability awareness badge.

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Showing Kate around was Carlos Lopez-Plandolit, the Beaver Scout colony leader, who became a volunteer about a year ago after coming to Britain five years ago from Spain.

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The Duchess of Cambridge dressed down in a black zip-up Scout hoodie that featured the Scouting UK logo and matching black skinny jeans.

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Cotton and polyester mix print ladies hoodie comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
• Fabric hood and draw cord
• Zip fastening
• Front pouch pockets
• Ribbed cuffs, hems and waistband
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• Scouts logo on reverse under hood
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•Fabric: 75% Cotton 25% Polyester mix
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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her Russell and Bromley knee-high Charge-It boots, her Kiki McDonough ‘Grace’ earrings and her ‘Fortune Drop Necklace’ by Mappin & Webb in white gold and diamonds.
 
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William & Kate Celebrate British Talent in New York at Creativity is GREAT Reception

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On Tuesday afternoon, William and Kate continued their whirlwind tour of New York. They attended the Creativity is GREAT reception at NeueHouse in Gramercy, Manhattan to celebrate British talent in New York.

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The event focuses on the wealth of British talent in the film, fashion, music & art industries based in New York. It was held in association with the UK Government’s GREAT campaign, which aims to promote the UK internationally as a place to visit, study and do business.

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The couple chatted with guests including actor Sir Patrick Stewart, Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Amanda berry, chief executive of Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, media mogul Harvey Weinstein, and his Marchesa designer wife Georgina Chapman, and author Imogen Lloyd-Webber, daughter of the musicals composer Lord Lloyd-Webber.

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Then, they sat down to a luncheon which featured a selection of UK favorites.

For the second time on this trip, The Duchess of Cambridge, wore dress by maternity label Seraphine. Today, she chose the simple black turtleneck ‘Vanessa’ dress. The frock retails for an affordable $99 but notes that ‘due to extremely high demand, orders placed now will be dispatched during the second week of January.’

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‘Made in a luxurious Ponte Roma fabric, the dress drapes beautifully in a graceful A-line cut. 
The turtleneck style and full length sleeves make this the perfect layering piece for sophisticated transitional style.
Featuring a curved empire line that defines your waist – the Seraphine Vanessa dress is a timeless wardrobe staple.’
 
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Completing her ensemble, Kate accessorized with her towering Episode ‘Angel’ pumps, thick tights, held her suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her green amethyst and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough, and her Cartier Trinity necklace.
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Kate’s shiny tresses were pulled back into a sleek ponytail wrapped with a small piece of hair that is discreetly pinned in place, a trick that adds polish.
 
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The Cambridge’s Pay a Sombre Visit to the 9/11 Memorial & Make a Quick Stop at a Joint Inner City Youth Program

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Day three began with a somber visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to victims of the terrorist attacks.

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The royal couple arrived at the World Trade Center site in lashing rain. William held an umbrella while Kate sheltered underneath.

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They were told about the building of the memorial, which features two reflecting pools covering the exact footprint of the two towers that were brought down by terrorists in 2001.

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The Duchess of Cambridge placed a bouquet of white roses – the State flower of New York – at the spot where the names of the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11, are inscribed. Royal aides said the location was chosen by the New York Port Authority, which owns the site.

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The victims of 9/11 included 67 Britons, whose names are among those carved into the bronze around the reflecting pools.

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A handwritten message on the flowers said: “In sorrowful memory of those who died on 11th September, and in admiration of the courage shown to rebuild.” Each had signed their names – William and Catherine – underneath the message.

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Then they were briefly taken inside the museum (One World Trade Center, previously known as the Freedom Tower), where they wrote their electronic signatures next to a twisted piece of steel recovered from the wreckage of the twin towers.

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Up next, the two headed to an engagement where they met with teenagers from two outreach programs that provides services to inner city kids – the Door and the City Kids Foundation.

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William and Kate toured the project before watching a show that included original songs, dance and theater pieces from 28 performers.

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Next, they sat down for a private meeting with eight young people from the foundations to learn more about their experiences growing up in New York City.

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Once again, the Duchess flew the flag for British fashion and wore a double breasted cerise coat with black horn buttons by Mulberry over a black Seraphine maternity dress. The wool-silk double crepe coat retailed for a pricey $2,600 but went on sale for $1,300 (it is currently sold out in all sizes). It was part of the brands autumn/winter 2014 collection.
 
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Completing her look, the Kate wore her towering Episode ‘Angel’ pumps, thick tights, held her suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her Cornelia James Imogen merino wool gloves with side bow, and her green amethyst and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough.
 
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Kate Launches a New Appeal for ‘EACH’

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Yesterday, Kate carried out an official engagement on behalf of East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH).

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EACH provides care and support to families with young children who have life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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The Duchess who is a royal patron of the charity, championed its ambitious £10million fundraising appeal to build and equip a new hospice, The Nook, on a five acre plot in Framingham Earl, in Norfolk. It will replace the current one in Quidenham.

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Upon her arrival at the Norfolk Showground, Kate was greeted by children from nearby Queen’s Hill Primary School and then went on to meet staff, volunteers and families who are being supported by the charity.

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Before going inside, the Duchess was presented with a bouquet of flowers by two schoolchildren Cerys Emeerith-Burley, whose brother is a patient with EACH, and her classmate Caitlyn Cheshire-Brazier.

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Once inside, Kate listened to presentations from families who are helped by EACH, alongside 700 other guests, and met young patients including Jack Cottis and his family.

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She was also shown a range of pottery that had been especially designed for the charity by Emma Bridgewater.

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The Duchess wore a bright red custom Katherine Hooker sheath dress (£495). The knee-length ‘Ascot’ dress features three-quarter sleeves and a high neck. The frock is available for purchase online in navy dupion or black wool crepe (£380). For custom orders, contact the designer.

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Kate accessorized with her black, suede Jimmy Choo ‘Aimee’ pumps and her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ clutch.

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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her green amethyst and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough and her Mappin & Webb Fortune Pendant.

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Her hair was pulled back into an unfussy, bumped up pony tail.

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Kate Chooses Matthew Williamson and Hobbs for two Engagements in Wales

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Yesterday, William and Kate started the day out by braving the elements to tour the Valero Pembroke Oil  Refinery in Wales which celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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The refinery was officially opened in 1964 by the late Queen Elizabeth and now contributes £1.5 million to the Welsh economy each week. It is built in a deep natural harbor at Rhoscrowther, and processes 270,000 barrels a day. The oil pipeline stretches as far as Manchester and supplies more than 10% of the UK’s fuel.

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Hundreds of well-wishers, spent hours waiting in wind and rain. They cheered and waved Welsh flags to welcome the royal couple.

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The Cambridge’s were ushered into a minibus to travel to the 1,270-acre site’s control room where they met with oil refinery workers and apprentices.

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William and Kate sat in front of screens and pressed a button to create their own gasoline blend. Then, they attended a reception in the refinery’s Fire Hall and met members of community organizations supported by the refinery.

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On a side note, the royal couple used to live in a secluded four-bedroom cottage in Anglesey on the north west coast of Wales.

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Following their engagement in Pembroke, William and Kate travelled to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to watch a Rugby Union international match between Wales and Australia.

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During half-time, couple met privately with injured servicemen and their families in the President’s Box.

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The Duchess looked elegant in a baby blue Matthew Williamson wool-blend coat (£1,195) from the designers Fall ’14 runway collection. The crisply tailored, double-breasted coat features four pockets deliberately placed to flatter and emphasize the waist and front button fastenings. It is currently available from Net-A-Porter.

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Additional info:
 
75% wool, 25% polyester; lining: 100% silk
Dry clean
Designer color: Pacific Opal’
 
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Beneath her coat, Kate wore a Hobbs London ‘Animal Shirt Dress’ in bitter chocolate brown ($355). Thanks to a follower on WKW for the ID.
 
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‘The classic shirt-dress has been updated with animal-print embossed silk jacquard.
This elegant piece features a covered placket and coordinating belt for a sleek look.
Length from nape to hem: 95.5cm
 Sleeve: Long Sleeve
Fabric composition: 100% Silk
Washing instructions: Dry clean
Style code: 5952
Extra detail: Button fastening’
 
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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess accessorized with her black, suede Rhumba boots by Aquatalia, her Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ clutch and her Green Amethyst and Diamond Cushion Drop Earrings by Kiki McDonough (£1,200).

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In closing, we will take a quick look at Kate’s growing baby bump. There is just the very slightest hint of her bump seen through her coat.

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