The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is surely a very popular addition to any guest list during the holiday season, and the mother of two has already accepted one invitation very close to her heart. The longtime supporter of the Anna Freud Centre in London will pop in to the Family School Christmas Party held annually by the children's charity.
After giving birth to Princess Charlotte in May, the Duchess chose to mark her return to royal duty by visiting the Anna Freud Centre in September.
Looking relaxed, Kate, 33, toured the Family School and learned about how the charity helps children and young people who suffer with mental health problems. The charity provides support in homes and schools and also has its special clinic in London.
During the visit Kate was greeted warmly by chairman of the trustees Michael Samuel, the husband of Princess Diana's friend Julia Samuel, who is Prince George's godmother.
Kate has long been championing the issue of child mental health and has carried out a string of related engagements this autumn.
Last month Kate and Prince William spent the day in North Wales where they saw a project run the charity Mind and paid a visit to the Men's Shed movement in Denbigh, a nationwide initiative that aims to improve the mental health and well-being of young men.
Kate also recently spoke at the Head Teacher School Conference run by children's charity Place2Be. The conference – entitled "My Head Is Too Full" – was being held to discuss what schools can do to support children's mental health.
But it hasn't been all work and no play for Kate. Last week the duchess was spotted catching up with her younger sister Pippa and her mother, Carole, enjoying an alfresco meal at Clos Maggiore in London.