The royal mom stepped out to visit a pair of London schools and see how their students are taking care of their well-being in support of Children's Mental Health Week
Kate Middleton knows exactly how to boost her mood!
The royal mom stepped out Tuesday to visit a pair of London schools and see how their students are taking care of their well-being in support of Children’s Mental Health Week, run by one of her charities, Place2Be.
While joining Ms. Monk’s Year 2 classroom at the Lavender Primary School in Enfield, Kate took part in an activity where students shared objects that represent something that makes them feel good. She brought a picture of her family as her item!
The photo is quite familiar to fans of the royal family. Kate chose their 2018 Christmas card photo which features Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 9 months, posing happily along with their parents, Kate and Prince William. The candid portrait by Matt Porteous was taken in early fall at their country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
“This is a photograph of my family. These are my children and this is my husband. And my family makes me feel happy,” Kate told the children. “And we like playing outside together and spending lots of time together as a family, and that makes me feel very happy.”
She asked the youngsters, “Do you like spending time with your families? What do you like doing sometimes?”
The school children’s objects included football stickers and swim goggles. A 7-year-old pupil named Shannon showed Kate an orange ball and told her, “When I feel stressed at home I take it out and makes me feel a bit happier.”
The royal mom asked, “Did you find the ball by yourself or did someone give it to you?”
During her school visit, Kate sat in on two lessons that concentrated on the importance of both physical and mental health and watched as students took part in the school’s Daily Mile challenge, which encourages kids to be active.
And in an important move for parents concerned about their children’s screen time and use of social media, Kate also took part in a discussion about encouraging good routines and habits around sleep, screen time, healthy eating and exercise.
She also stopped by the Alperton Community School to talk with teachers, take part in the students’ Random Acts of Kindness Club and view a confidence-building art class.
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It’s not unusual for Kate, 37, to talk about her children during her royal engagements. While talking with the crowd gathered outside the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland, last week, photographer Mark Stewart says that Kate told a woman that “Louis is a fast crawler.”
Kate also had Prince George and Princess Charlotte on her mind, telling another well-wisher that she hoped to bring them to the museum.
“George and Charlotte would love to be learning outside the classroom. It’s still fun inside, but it’s much better outside,” Kate said during the visit, to the agreement of the youngsters.