Kate Middleton is only a few weeks away from her due date, but she’s still hard at work!
The royal, who is currently eight months pregnant with her third child, stepped out on Wednesday for an event in partnership with the Royal Foundation where discussed childhood mental health with experts.
She wore a bright green dress and matching coat from Jenny Packham (get the look for less here!), which was buttoned up (with a bow) at the top and open at the bottom to let her baby bump peek out. The princess accessorized the look with a simple pair of tan suede Gianvito Rossi pumps and green amethyst cushion drop earrings by one of her go-to jewelry designer, Kiki McDonough.
Kate, who, alongside husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, has been an outspoken advocate on the importance of prioritizing mental health, particularly when it comes to children, discussed the topic with several experts during a symposium. She hosted the event alongside Sir Simon Wessely, President of The Royal Society for Medicine and Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London.
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At the symposium, Kate gave a speech where she discussed her passion for the issue of prioritizing children’s mental health.
“We all know how important childhood is; and how the early years shape us for life,” she aid. “We also know how negative the downstream impact can be, if problems emerging at the youngest age are overlooked, or ignored. It is therefore vital that we nurture children through this critical, early period.”
At today’s symposium The Duchess of Cambridge has heard from leading academics, @WesselyS @doctoralaing Professor Jane Barlow & @AFNCCF CEO, @PeterFonagy on perinatal, maternal and infant #MentalHealth & the importance of supporting parents pic.twitter.com/Ipkp8226I9— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 21, 2018
She concluded: “Providing children in their earliest years with social and emotional security builds strong foundations which last a lifetime. I really do feel so passionately about the importance of early intervention, and that by working on new approaches together, we can make a real difference for generations to come.”
The event is one of Kate’s final official engagements before she and William welcome their third child. She is due in April. She and William will celebrate the Commonwealth on Thursday, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April.