For the second day in a row, Prince William and Princess Kate met with children, parents and counselors seeking to provide a safe environment for children.
The Royals visited Young Minds on Thursday in South East London. The charity operates a helpline for those needing support and the Duke and Duchess observed at the call center and underwent training themselves. Young Minds is one of the eight charity partners of Heads Together, the mental health campaign that William, Kate and Harry set up to raise mental health awareness.
Princess Kate, in a remarkably candid moment, revealed that she and William naturally have concerns as Prince George and Prince Charlotte grow up. “We are parents ourselves, I am sure we will face worries — we do face worries, because we’ve got small young children. If those worries escalate, how vital it is to get support — and you are providing that support,” she said.
The couple have not been afraid to remind parents and teenagers that they too would seek help if their children needed it. William and Kate used the opportunity at the helpline calling center to remind those coping with the stress of growing up that there should be no shame in asking for help.
Kate added: “As a parent and as a mother, having that feeling that there is somebody there that is non-judgmental, that can provide the professional support, and that can really provide helping hand at a really difficult time.”
Duchess Kate looked regal in a scarlet red LK Bennett dress, the second day in a row she wore the designer to an engagement.