The Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala dinner at the Orangery at Kensington Palace in support of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Catherine is the royal patron of the Anna Freud National Centre, a UK organization that develops mental health care and services for children and families all around the country.
Their vision, according to the website, is “a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life.” Tonight’s event was a gala to showcase the organization and their upcoming Centre of Excellence. The £39 million facility will provide support, education, outreach, and other mental health services. The Centre of Excellence is set to open in 2019.
At the gala, the Duchess of Cambridge met with several staff, volunteers, and organizers for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
For tonight’s event, the Duchess re-wore a Diane von Furstenberg black lace dress – the Zarita, which we saw during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte. Kate accessorized with jewels on loan from the Queen.
As Kate’s calendar fills up, she continues to shine a spotlight on mental health awareness and causes – a continued effort towards her, Prince William’s, and Prince Harry’s dedication to mental health support.