This afternoon, (January 17th) William, Kate and Harry attended a briefing at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London to discuss the next phase of Heads Together.
As you may recall, Heads Together the mental health charity spearheaded by William, Kate and Harry. It’s part of The Royal Foundation. Heads Together is a collective of experienced and inspiring charities that provide frontline mental health support, raise awareness and tackle stigma. You can learn more by clicking here.
The three royals have attended a number of events in support of Heads Together over the last 12 months. Pictured below, William, Kate and Harry at the World Mental Health Day reception in October 2016.
During today’s briefing, the royal trio delivered short speeches explaining how their Heads Together campaign will help change the conversation on mental health in 2017. You can watch a segment of Kate’s speech below:
"So the question that William, Harry and I have asked ourselves is how we can get more people to start talking." The Duchess of Cambridge pic.twitter.com/I8qJMPOOGo
— Heads Together (@heads_together) January 17, 2017
You can read the full speeches on the Royal UK website.
Heads Together is the London Marathon’s Charity of the Year for 2017. Heads Together want to use this focus to change the conversation on mental health in the UK.
Here’s a statement from their website:
As the Charity of the Year for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, we want to focus on tackling stigma and changing the conversation on mental health. We want 2017 to be the year of the mental health marathon! To help get the country talking about mental health Their Royal Highnesses are opening up the Heads Together campaign to organisations to become supporters.
Our main goal in the run up to the marathon will be to show people how important it is to just start a conversation with a friend, family member, colleague, or a professional when dealing with a mental health challenge. — HeadsTogether.org.uk
William, Kate and Harry met with supporters and marathon runners during today’s events. Here’s Kate meeting with channel 5 news presenter Sian Williams, snapped by her teammate BBC Radio 1 presenter Adele Roberts:
Kate wore a new floral printed dress for today’s engagement. It’s the Erdem Evita Lilly Collage Dress.
The black, yellow and blue floral printed dress features long sleeves, a crew neckline and a concealed zip at the back. It is partially lined with 100% silk fabric.
Here’s how Erdem described the dress on their website (page no longer live) –
Transitioning as effortlessly between seasons as it does from day to evening, the Evita Dress possesses an innate elegance. Vibrant lilies in yellow, green and blue boldly punctuate a light weight, textured black matelassé background; intensely gathered around the waist, neckline and down the sleeves, delicate sprigs fall freely on the skirt, adding free spirited appeal to the formality of the demure silhouette.
Here’s a closer look at the textured fabric and the lily print:
The dress retails on Erdem’s website for £1,050.
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Kate paired the dress with her burgundy Tod’s Fringed Leather Pumps. The shoes are from the company’s 2015 collection. Sadly, they are no longer available for purchase.
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Kate carried a familiar accessory for today’s event. It’s the Mulberry Bayswater clutch bag in ‘conker’ suede. Shown below, in the centre, on the right-hand side.
You may recall that Kate owns the bag in three different colours? Mulberry no longer stock the Bayswater clutch.
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Kate chose her Oscar de la Renta earrings for the occasion. The earrings feature a faux pearl that sits on a hammered gold-plated disk.
Sadly, the designer no longer stocks the earrings.