Tuesday 28 March 2017

Kate drums up support on charity visit

The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in some drumming 'music therapy' as she attends the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party at Anna Freud Centre. Photo: Getty Images
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in some drumming 'music therapy' as she attends the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party at Anna Freud Centre. Photo: Getty Images

Tony Jones

KATE Middleton beat out a festive rhythm when she joined a group of youngsters for a drumming workshop at a children's mental health centre.

The Duchess of Cambridge was left with sore hands after her 15-minute session with pupils, and their parents, at a school run by the Anna Freud Centre, in King's Cross, central London, a leading charity in research, teaching and the provision of care for children and young people with mental health issues.

Her red Alexander McQueen outfit meant she was unable to hold the instrument between her legs like everyone else, so instead she placed it to one side. But she still pounded the West African djembe drum with the palms of her hands and smiled and laughed as she followed the deafening rhythms, similar to the beat from the Queen song 'We Will Rock You'.

One of the young drummers, Capone Duggan (12), who played a solo in the session, said of the royal visitor: "Everybody was having fun, she really enjoyed it.

"She was making the right sound."

Irish Independent

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