Kate Middleton Looked Summery While Attending a Youth Photography Workshop

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in fresh summer vibes for a recent official appointment in London and she charmed everybody in an event dedicated to English youngsters with an interest in photography.

37-year-old Kate Middleton was honored to take over one of her grandmother-in-law’s patronages that is very dear to her, who is a talented amateur photographer, and she is now head of the Royal Photographic Society.

The-mother-of-three marked the arrival of the warmest season with an excellent choice of an outfit, flaunting her fashion savviness by donning a paisley print dress in shades of green and brown with loose short sleeves.

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The new @afnccf Centre of Excellence brings together for the first time under one roof experts and leading practitioners in neuroscience, mental health, social care, child development, research and education, alongside children, young people and their families. By combining all of the elements required to improve both understanding and practice in children’s mental health, in one coherent space, the Centre can continue to pursue its ambition of transforming mental health provision for children and their families across the UK. Today’s visit to open the new Centre of Excellence marks The Duchess of Cambridge’s continued desire to draw attention to child mental health issues and the importance of early intervention, and working with the whole family, can make to those in vulnerable situations. Her Royal Highness is keen to draw attention to the ways in which this charity is working to lead a step change in children's and young people's mental health care. Swipe to watch Professor Peter Fonagy, CEO of the Anna Freud Centre explain more about the new @afnccf Centre of Excellence.

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Middleton’s shoes were also a season’s favorite, as she completed the outfit by adding a pair of Castaner “Carina” tan wedge espadrilles. Coherent with her fresh, casual style, the Duchess wore her hair down.

Middleton visited a photography workshop aimed at schoolchildren run by both NGO Action for Children and the Royal Photographic Society, fronted by the Duchess.

KATE’S INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY

While Middleton mostly keeps her photography to herself and her close ones, she has been praised in the past for her official portraits of her three children Prince George (5), Princess Charlotte (4), and Prince Louis (1).

Back in April, the proud mother released three images of hers and 37-year-old husband Prince William youngest child to celebrate his first birthday on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account.

Middleton’s passion for photography, something she has in common with Queen Elizabeth II, makes her the perfect royal to assume the leadership of the 67-year-old patronage, and its chief operating officer Mike Taylor was the first to acknowledge it.

“It is a huge honor to have the duchess as our patron, especially given her personal interest in photography,” Taylor said.

“We know that photography and creative pursuits have such a positive impact for people of all ages, and we are excited to be working with one of the duchess's charities in support of their work,” he added.

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Her Majesty The Queen became Patron of the Royal Photographic Society, one of the world's oldest photographic societies, in 1952. Today The Queen has passed the patronage of the Royal Photographic Society to The Duchess of Cambridge, ahead of The Duchess’s visit to a photography workshop run by The Royal Photographic Society and Action for Children, another of The Duchess’s patronages. The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography, and in the same year received Royal patronage from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Duchess of Cambridge has a longstanding interest in photography, and this patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people. Swipe to see some of The Duchess’s photographs taken over the past few years of her family. 📷 PA/Kensington Palace/HRH The Duchess of Cambridge @royalphotographicsociety @actionforchildrenuk

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HER FATHER TURNED 70

A couple of months after Prince Louis turned 1, the Duchess of Cambridge and her three children attended Kate’s father Michael Middleton’s 70th birthday, with Prince William not in attendance.

Kate’s parents recently celebrated 39 years of marriage, a relationship that produced the Duchess and her siblings James and Pippa.

HER BROTHER BATTLED DEPRESSION

While the Middleton’s are mostly a happy family, 32-year-old James has struggled with depression at times, and he recently shared that his sister’s rise to fame as member of the Royal Family made it worse for him when suddenly he was in the spotlight by association.

"Suddenly, and very publicly, I was being judged about whether I was a success of a failure. That does put pressure on you. Because in my mind I’m doing this irrespective of my family and events that have happened," he told USA Today.

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James was inspired to finally open up about his mental health issues by his sister and brother-in-law’s charity Heads Together, sharing his condition in a Daily Mail editorial back in January.

“I know I’m richly blessed and live a privileged life. But it did not make me immune to depression. It is tricky to describe the condition. It is not merely sadness. It is an illness, a cancer of the mind,” he expressed.

Thus, James joined the many advocates fighting for the removal of the stigma surrounding mental health and invited others to take courage to admit their condition and ask for help.

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