Wednesday 28 September 2016

Kate Middleton is about to take on new role as online editor

Sasha Brady

Published 20/01/2016 | 09:27

Kate Middleton will take on a new role as guest editor for The Huffington Post in February to discuss issues around children's mental health.

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The mother-of-two will take the helm at the UK arm of the online news aggregator and blog, commissioning content to“highlight the importance of children’s mental health,” as well as “use the opportunity to highlight the inspiring work being done by parents, teachers, researchers, and mental health professionals around the country.”

25. Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their 2015 Christmas card.
25. Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their 2015 Christmas card.

It is not known the exact date that Kate will contribute to the site but it is believed to be early February and for one day only.

"We are thrilled that The Duchess of Cambridge is joining the HuffPost UK team for a day as a guest editor," said Stephen Hull, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post UK.

Kate Middleton. Photo: PA
Kate Middleton. Photo: PA

"Dealing with mental health issues has been a major editorial focus for us and I'm very excited to be working together on such an important project."

The 34-year-old has a lot of knowledge concerning mental health issues as the royal is a patron of is Place2Be - a charity provides school-based mental health and emotional support services to over 67,000 children in 175 schools across Britain.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 26: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations, during a meeting of the Charities Forum at BAFTA on October 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Vogler - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 26: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations, during a meeting of the Charities Forum at BAFTA on October 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Vogler - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Late last year, Kate spoke at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference, addressing parents, teachers and school staff, saying:

“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 aren’t 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.”

Kensington Palace said in a statement: "The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent years. She is delighted that The Huffington Post will help put a spotlight on this important issue."

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