After experiencing severe morning sickness in the early stages of her third pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge is now well enough to drop Prince George off at the school gates.
Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, was unable to accompany her eldest son on his first day as a pupil at Thomas’s, Battersea as she was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition which is thought to affect around one in every 100 expectant mothers. Instead, George headed to his new classroom with his father, Prince William.
Speaking at the opening of the annual School Leaders Forum run by charity Place2Be, the Duchess revealed yesterday that she is now well enough to take four-year-old George on the school run.
‘As a mother, just getting used to leaving my own child at the school gates, it is clear to me that it takes a whole community to help raise a child,’ she told the audience gathered at the Forum. ‘Whether we are school leavers, teachers, support staff or parents we are all in this together.’
The Duchess, her husband and her brother-in-law Prince Harry have all espoused the importance of speaking openly about mental health, and this was a topic touched upon in her speech, as she told the crowd: ‘Collaborating with experts like yourselves, we’re looking at providing easy access to information and practical tools to support teachers, parents and children feel comfortable talking about their mental health.’
Kate chose a simple outfit for the occasion, wearing a burgundy dress by British label Goat. Priced at £480, it is still available to buy in other colours on the brand’s website. She paired the loose-fitting style with black opaque tights and black pumps.
The Place2Be forum marked Kate’s second outing in as many days: the previous evening, the Duchess stepped out in a lace Diane von Furstenberg dress for a Kensington Palace Gala in aid of another cause close to her heart, the Anna Freud Centre.
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