Surprise! We’re back with another engagement for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…this one was unannounced and photos and information only came out as the couple were leaving.
Today the couple visited a Helpline run by YoungMinds. They made the visit in continued support of their Heads Together Initiative.
The Duke and Duchess received some of the same training that all the volunteers get, and that included listening in on some calls…this brought out an unexpected response from William, here’s the quote from Richard Palmer of the Express:
“As he and Kate prepared to listen in to live calls from adults concerned about children’s mental welfare, William said: “Can I have an easy one please? I’m carrying a lot of things at the moment. I’ll be in floods of tears at the end otherwise.
I’ve had too many sad stories with the Air Ambulance. I can’t deal with any more stuff. Just maybe at the lower level, if I can.”
He added: “I’m steeling myself the best I can.”
William’s frank discussion of his own emotional state, the second in two days, came after criticism earlier this year that despite launching a Head Together campaign to make people more open about mental health problems, neither he nor Kate nor Prince Harry had talked frankly about their own issues.
Catherine, too, made some interesting comments about concerns they have as parents of young children.
It really is interesting to see the younger royals starting to open up even a little on their own mental health issues…and the subjects they center around are, frankly, those that many folks can relate to.
Now for a quick look at what Catherine wore:
for jewelry she chose her Kiki McDonough Lauren earrings
and her Cartier watch was back today to finish off the look