The royal pair attended the Guild of Health Writers Conference with Heads Together at Chandos House, where they not only brought attention to a worthy cause but also looked picture perfect. For the occasion, Princess Kate wowed in a vibrant magenta peplum jacket and skirt by Oscar de la Renta—a designer she has not previously worn. Meanwhile, William opted for a navy blue suit and dark red tie. At the gathering, which focused specifically on bringing attention to anxiety, the Duke of Cambridge spoke about why mental health is a cause that he and his wife feel so passionate about.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended The Guild of Health Writers Conference this evening in London, which focused on mental health and specifically, anxiety. In a speech to the conference audience, The Duke said that too many people still suffer in silence. "This means that what often starts as a fairly minor issue becomes something serious and medical after time...but talking can lead to help and support." Over the next few months with the Heads Together campaign, TRH's are encouraging people from all walks of life to record videos explaining how it feels to open up and talk to someone else. HRH said: "We want 'someone else' to be celebrated - simply for taking the time to ask 'are you okay?' and to properly listen to the answer." The Duke explained that he, The Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry all "want to get the country talking about mental health."
"Mental health was the great taboo. If you were anxious, it’s because you were weak," Prince William passionately shared. "If you couldn’t cope with whatever life threw at you, it’s because you were failing. Successful, strong people don’t suffer like that, do they? But of course—we all do. It’s just that few of us speak about it." He then went on to discuss the importance of talking with and supporting those around us, and concluded that mental health needs to be brought out of the dark and de-stigmatized.
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This was the couple's second public event of the day—they spent the morning meeting with children at the Place2Be Big Assembly at Mitchell Brook Primary School in London, where Middleton gave a speech to the students about a variety of topics including kindness, respect, and honesty.
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