This morning (February 6th, 2017), William and Kate attended Place2Be’s “Big Assembly” at Mitchell Brook Primary School in London.
The couple met with lots of very excited children during their visit.
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.
The special assembly marks Children’s Mental Health Week, which starts today.
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.)
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.
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.
William and Kate joined a group discussion on how kindness can help us through difficult times.
They discussed different acts of kindness with the children too.
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 chose her Luisa Spagnoli suit for the visit, I believe this is the sixth time she’s worn it during a public engagement.
Here’s a picture of Kate wearing the suit in 2014, during a visit to Christchurch in New Zealand:
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 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) –
She wore her coordinating black suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi. (More details here).
She wore her Mappin & Webb Empress drop 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.