Wednesday 18 September 2019

Kate Middleton beams at event in London while the world waits for news of Baby Sussex

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London, Britain May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London, Britain May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
The Duchess of Cambridge at the Anna Freud Centre of Excellence where she opened their new building, The Kantor Centre of Excellence
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to officially open the new Centre of Excellence at Anna Freud Centre on May 01, 2019 in London, England
Oprah Winfrey attended the royal wedding earlier this year (Ian West/PA)
Oprah Winfrey arrives in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Danny Lawson/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Anna Freud Centre of Excellence where she will open their new building, The Kantor Centre of Excellence
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton stepped to the fore at a children's charity event today, while the world waits for news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby.

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, who visited the Sussexes at their new home of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor on Easter Sunday, beamed in a forest green Emilia Wickstead pleated dress as she made a visit to launch the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the children's mental health organisation in London.

All eyes have been firmly fixed on Britain's royal family while Meghan and Harry prepare for the imminent arrival of their first child after stating that they would be announcing the birth a few days after the fact in order to allow the new parents to celebrate the time privately as a family.

Kate is the patron of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and met some of its senior staff and supporters at the launch of the Kantor Centre of Excellence. The charity's new £40 million home has been described as a potential game changer in dealing with childhood mental health.

It will be a space where leaders in neuroscience, mental health, social care and education work together with children and young people to improve understanding and practice.

Speaking about the building the duchess told one group: "It must be so wonderful for you to see it."

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Anna Freud Centre of Excellence where she will open their new building, The Kantor Centre of Excellence
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Anna Freud Centre of Excellence where she will open their new building, The Kantor Centre of Excellence

Meanwhile, Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, who is currently in the UK with her daughter for support. Her good friend Oprah Winfrey has spoken publicly of her support for their decision to keep the birth private, especially given the response to the pressure put on Kate to look camera ready just a few hours after giving birth to her three children, wearing high heels and full hair and makeup on the steps of the maternity hospital.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "Who is ready to walk out and stand before the world and put that face on, you know, a day after you've had a baby?

"So I think for her and him -- I'm sure it was a mutual decision for the two of them - I think it's a great thing. And truthfully, it ain't nobody else's business! That's really the truth."

Harry and Meghan. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via REUTERS
Harry and Meghan. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via REUTERS

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