Kate delivers a speech at Place2Be’s Big Assembly for Children’s Mental Health Week 2017

This morning (February 6th, 2017), William and Kate attended Place2Be’s “Big Assembly” at Mitchell Brook Primary School in London.

Kate Middleton visits Mitchell Brook Primary School in London to launch Children's Mental Health Week at Place2Be's Big Assembly

The couple met with lots of very excited children during their visit.

Place2Be Big Assembly

Place2Be’s “Big Assembly” is a new initiative that the charity launched this year.  The charity asked schools from across the UK to share their call to “spread a little kindness” with pupils, families and staff.  The Big Assembly included role plays by children around the theme of kindness and a choir performance. 

Kate Middleton attends the Place2Be Big Assembly for Children's Mental Health Week 2017

The special assembly marks Children’s Mental Health Week, which starts today.

Place2Be Big Assembly to mark Children's Mental Health week with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

As you may recall, Kate is the Patron of the Place2Be charity and it is one of Heads Together‘s eight charity partners.  (Heads Together is the mental health campaign spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.)

Place2Be big assembly

During the assembly, Kate delivered a speech. She spoke about the importance of the mental health of children and young people, and the importance of spreading a little kindness.

Kate Middleton and Prince William and the Place2Be Big Assembly for Children's Mental Health Week 2017

I think that every child should have people around them to show them love, and to show them kindness, and nurture them as they grow.

– The Duchess of Cambridge

You can read Kate’s full speech here.

William and Kate presented 10-year-old Nadia Dhicis with Place2Be’s Kindness Cup for showing exceptional kindness in her community.

Kate Middleton and Prince William and the Place2Be Big Assembly for Children's Mental Health Week 2017

William and Kate joined a group discussion on how kindness can help us through difficult times.

Kate Middleton and Prince William and the Place2Be Big Assembly for Children's Mental Health Week 2017

They discussed different acts of kindness with the children too.

Kate Middleton and Prince William and the Place2Be Big Assembly for Children's Mental Health Week 2017

During Children’s Mental Health Week, Place2Be is encouraging children to look out for classmates who may be having a difficult time.

Note:  This evening,  Kate will attend a Guild of Health Writers conference.

Kate’s outfit:

Kate chose her Luisa Spagnoli suit for the visit, I believe this is the sixth time she’s worn it during a public engagement.

Kate Middleton wears her red Lisa Spagnoli suit

Here’s a picture of Kate wearing the suit in 2014, during a visit to Christchurch in New Zealand:

Kate wears a red Luisa Spagnoli suit in Christchurch today

We first saw Kate debut the outfit during a visit to the University of St Andrews in Scotland, back in 2011.  Note the difference in the hemlines on the skirt:

Kate originally wore a dress under the jacket, but we believe she’s had that altered into a knee-length pencil skirt in recent years.

Kate Middleton attends the Big Assembly for Children's Mental Health Week

Kate chose a number of familiar accessories for the visit today. She carried her Mulberry Bayswater clutch bag in black suede (shown below in black leather) –

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch Bag in Black

She wore her coordinating black suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi. (More details here).

Gianvito Rossi Bari in black

She wore her Mappin & Webb Empress drop earrings:

Mappin & Webb Empress Earrings

And finally, Kate wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.  It should feel familiar to our regular readers, she’s worn it in public on a regular basis since 2014.   The watch is still available to buy from Farfetch.com, where it retails for $5,696 USD / £4,104 GBP.

Cartier Ballon Bleu watch

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