Kate Middleton Goes Casual in Stripes to Greet London Marathon Runners
By Josh Duboff. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Instagram.
Imagine you’re running the London Marathon this weekend and you’re feeling unsure about whether you'll be able to handle the stresses and challenges of the 26-mile race. What better way to try to calm yourself down and overcome your self-doubt than a pep-talk, just days in advance, from the Duchess of Cambridge herself!
On Wednesday—as part of a week-long series of events related to the royal family’s efforts to increase mental-health awareness—Kate hosted a group of runners, who will be taking part in the marathon on behalf of the royals’ Heads Together organization, at Kensington Palace. (Kate asked all the runners on the squad to sport the same headbands that she, William, and Harry wore a few weeks ago, in an Instagram picture that we assume you all have saved as the background on your phones by this point. Kate was so excited by the headband situation, she actually wrapped one around the Kensington Palace mailbox, as well.)
Kate wore a very cool, casual ensemble for the occasion, opting for a Luisa Spagnoli blue-and-red-striped top (her first time wearing it, which makes this an especially fun Casual Kate Appearance). She paired it with her favorite skinny jeans and Superga trainers combination.
On Tuesday, the palace debuted a video featuring William and Lady Gaga discussing the importance of focusing on mental health; and Prince Harry has also spoken out this week about his struggles with mental health following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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