Kate Middleton Gives a Speech on Mental Health
Kate Middleton‘s hair gets caught in the wind while arriving at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference on Wednesday (November 18) in London, England.
The 33-year-old Duchess of Cambridge’s husband Prince William put on his lab coat and scrubs that day for a visit to the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust hospital.
Kate spoke at the event as part of her work on the mental health of children.
“I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health of children. I imagine my answer might be similar to many of yours,” Kate says in the clip. “I know that I was lucky. My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued and listened to.”
“But of course many children are not so lucky. Since beginning my work in areas like addiction, for example, I have seen time and time again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in unresolved childhood challenges,” she added. “I am sure you will agree that all children deserve time, attention and love from the adults in their lives. These basic qualities are so much more valuable than the always changing material and social concerns that can seem so important to young people.”
Read the rest of the speech now on TheDailyBeast.com!