William and Kate attended the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit today (Tuesday 9th October 2018). The summit was co-hosted by the UK Government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It was attended by politicians, academics, experts and policy-makers from around the world. The summit brings countries together to discuss mental health and think about how to deal with stigma.
During the visit, William and Kate attended a workstream titled ‘Children, Young People and the Next Generation.’ The workstream focussed on childhood adversity and early intervention. William and Kate heard case studies and discussed the impact of technology on mental health.
The couple also toured the exhibition area and met with representatives from a number of organisations.
Pictured above,William and Kate contributing to a piece of artwork by Columbian artist Dairo Vargas. Vargas painted the piece live during the workshop.
The couple also sat on a Friendship Bench, where they heard about specially trained community grandmothers in Zimbabwe who use the Friendship Bench as a place to listen to and support people with mental health conditions.
The summit takes place over two days (9th-10th October). The second day (tomorrow) coincides with World Mental Health Day.
Kate’s purple dress is by Emilia Wickstead. It features long sleeves, a knee-length flared skirt and a thick waistband.
You might recognise the piece from Kate’s visit to Germany last year? She first wore the frock in Hamburg.
Emilia Wickstead released the popular dress in three different colours this year: navy blue, postbox red and soft pink. It’s available for £1350 / $1876 at MatchesFashion.com.
Kate paired the dress with her Gianvito Rossi heels.
The praline-coloured pumps come in a range of heel heights (105mm, 100mm and 85mm). Kate is wearing the 105mm size (but does own a range of other sizes and colours too).
Net-A-Porter.com sell the shoes and unlike GianvitoRossi.com, delivery is free worldwide.
The £695 bag is hand-crafted from Italian calf leather and features a grosgrain-lined interior. The signature Aspinal shield lock and Italian hardware finish this elegant bag perfectly.
Finally, Kate finished the look with her Mappin and Webb Empress earrings and matching pendant.
Kate’s worn the earrings and necklace regularly since 2016. The company sell several different pairs of Empress earrings in varying diamond weights and styles. They range in price from £1,500 to £3,750. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly which pair Kate wears.