Kate Middleton arrived alongside her Prince on Friday in Dundee, Scotland for a day of royal engagements. The day prior, the two spent the evening in St. Andrews, which is the location the couple first met. While in Dundee, the royals focused their visit on the mental health of young people. Kate willingly and openly shared anecdotes about her own family life during the visit.
The couple enjoyed a day filled with family fun. Kate shared with attendees at the Dundee Repertory Theatre about how fearful it makes her when William takes his motorbike out.
Hello Magazine relays the words of the attendee whom Kate confided in, Fearghas Simpson.
“He’s still riding it. It always fills me with horror when he goes out on it! I’m terrified. Hopefully, I’m going to keep George off it.”
The Duchess stunned in a royal blue ensemble as Express UK notes her appearance, “…[in] a dress and kilt by Scottish designer Christopher Kane beneath a blue coat when they arrived in the city after a date night in St Andrews, the university city where they met as undergraduates.”
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As communicated, the clothing was in a style that paid tribute to Scotland’s own culture and fashions. Her hubby looked just as stylish and shared his own reflections with those at the engagement. To a young girl, the future king shared that he really didn’t enjoy the subject of Math as a student. Kate and William also relayed how they attempted some Scottish-style dancing while students together at St. Andrews University, but the Duchess confessed, “”We weren’t very good!”
Reflecting on their time spent together as young loves and pupils at the prestigious Scottish University, Middleton shared warm words.
“I have very fond memories of coming to Dundee when I was a student.”
While speaking to a young student, named Claire Gilmore, who relayed to the beautiful royal that she had skipped a lecture to visit with Kate and William, Kate replied, “We’re going to get you into trouble.”
The visit and day of interactive engagements, as aforementioned, were all for good cause and revolved around a subject that Kate holds with high importance. Mental health was the focus, which lead Kate and Will to meet with the cast and crew behind the production of In Her Shadows. The theater piece explored the relationship a young woman has with depression and the associative stigma that is often attached to the condition. The production is put on by the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. The festival is held in October.
Not stopping there, Kate and Will carried on to an anti-bully workshop at The Corner and focused on bullies who target those with mental illnesses. Hello relayed the importance of the stop in.
“The couple sat in on a workshop of young people, who are all trained in mental health first aid courses, who discussed the need to change perceptions towards mental health.”
The month has been very much all about shedding light on mental illness. The couple spent time earlier this month attending charities and visiting mental health centers. Such visits took place on World Mental Health Day and involved speeches made by Kate Middleton on the subject.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, are staying at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews and were reportedly sure to enjoy a romantic meal there together before the day of greetings and stepping out for a wonderful cause began.
It is clear as to why the public is so endeared to the young royals. Kate and William interact in a way that makes them level with the general public and are always friendly, welcoming and well-composed when greeting those in their presence.
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