The Duchess of Cambridge looked sensational this week as she stepped out alongside husband Prince William in the United Kingdom. The couple’s outing marked a £1.8 million (AU$3.2M) grant from their Royal Foundation charity to 10 organisations across the UK, whose focus is the mental health of front-line health and emergency workers.
To celebrate the donation, the duke and duchess spent time with four representatives from some of the organisations set to benefit from the fund, including two paramedics and two mental health counsellors.
“Over recent months we have all been in awe of the incredible work that frontline staff and emergency responders have been doing in response to COVID-19,” a statement shared on the Kensington Royal Instagram account read. “And we know that for many of them, their families, and for thousands of others across the UK, the pandemic will have a lasting impact on their mental health.”
Catherine looked beautiful for the outing in a stunning 1950s-style shirt dress, which cinched her in at the waist and flared out into a pleated knee-length skirt. She wore her recently lightened locks down in waves, and kept her make-up natural for the casual engagement.
Meanwhile Prince William looked dapper in a pale blue checked suit jacket that perfectly complimented his wife’s look for the outing. In what his become his signature style, he finished his outfit with an open white shirt, no tie and a pair of navy blue slacks.
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👩⚕️⛑🚓👨🏫 Over recent months we have all been in awe of the incredible work that frontline staff and emergency responders have been doing in response to COVID-19. And we know that for many of them, their families, and for thousands of others across the UK, the pandemic will have a lasting impact on their mental health. Today The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has granted nearly £1.8 million to 10 leading charities at the heart of mental health and frontline support 🤝 through a bespoke fund set up as part of the organisation’s response to COVID-19. Earlier this week The Duke and Duchess spoke to four representatives from organisations which will benefit from the fund 🗣 including two emergency responders and two mental health counsellors. Find out more about the 10 organisations that will benefit from The Royal Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund by exploring their accounts 👇 below @mindcharity @hospice_uk @tascharity @calmzone @bestbeginningscharity @afnccf @_place2be @giveusashoutinsta @themixuk @youngmindsuk
The couple’s public appearance comes days after they released two new photographs of their eldest son Prince George to mark his seventh birthday on July 22. Kensington Royal shared the adorable snaps of the beaming prince earlier this week, and fans couldn’t believe how much the third-in-line to the throne had grown.
The unseen snaps were shared on social media overnight on Tuesday, ahead of George’s birthday. Both photographs show the third-in-line to the British throne enjoying time outdoors , as he flashes his sweet smile at the camera. “Sharing a [photo] taken by The Duchess ahead of Prince George’s seventh birthday tomorrow!” a post on the official Kensington Palace Instagram page read.
Many royal watchers wished the prince a happy birthday and shared their delight at being treated to some new photographs, particularly as the Cambridge children have not been seen out in public for a number of months due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
“Happy Birthday to our first little Prince who stole our hearts and is not so little anymore! I can’t believe he’s 7 already,” one user wrote on Instagram. Another commented: “Lovely! Looks more like his dad every year! Happy birthday Prince George!”
One royal watcher wrote: “Happy Birthday Prince George! How fast has he grown, I still remember waiting for his birth and watching his parents bring him out for us all to see.” While another said: “So cute!! Happy Birthday to Prince George! It’s been such a pleasure to watch you grow up!”
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