Most people know Kate Middleton to be a remarkable woman.
Whether it’s her unique contemporary royal style or the positive influence she has as a young mother on thousands of women, there’s no doubt that the Duchess of Cambridge likes to keep herself busy and attend to her royal duties.
Having just returned from a much needed vacation on the island of Mustique, along with family and friends, to celebrate her mother’s birthday, Kate waited just one day before the six-months-pregnant Duchess was out and about on more royal engagements.
One would have thought that, because she is six months pregnant, Kate Middleton would have wanted to get home, put her feet up, and relax after having just travelled back from Mustique.
However, the Duchess attended the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in Beckenham, Kent, having barely touched down in the UK, and met with youngsters and staff from the hospital for around an hour and a half, according to the Mirror.
The Place2Be charity visit was a private one, and the press was not told in advance that Kate was going to be there. Mention of the visit appeared in the Court Circular – the daily list of royal engagements.
A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said, “The Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon visited the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School, Beckenham. This visit was arranged through Place2Be, of which HRH is Royal Patron, after learning about their work during the Place 2 Reflect conference last year to further develop her knowledge of the sector.”
Kate reportedly became patron of the Place2Be charity, the leading British provider of school-based mental health support, in 2013 and it is a cause Kate has very close to her heart.
The Bethlem school itself provides education for boys, girls and adolescents aged 4 to 19, and is a place where Kate could feel at home and flourish.
It remains to be seen how many more public royal engagements Kate Middleton will undertake as she enters the third trimester of what has already been a difficult second pregnancy.