Duchess Kate looks gorgeous in green while stepping out for children’s mental health

By Zach Harper

The Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed and happy as she stepped out to open a new mental health centre for children and families in London on Wednesday (May 1). The duchess wore a green Emilia Wickstead dress and nude heels, which she paired with a Mulberry clutch and her beloved Kiki McDonough earrings. It was so warm in London that Kate, for the first time this year, left her coat at home!

Kate was beaming as she arrived at one of her first solo engagements since her Easter break. Photo: © Neil Mockford/GC Images

Kate has long been a lover of Emilia Wickstead, and owns what appears to be the exact same dress – the brand's A-line wool-crepe design – in a pink hue. She wore the more colourful number during a Mental Health Summit with Prince William last October, as well as during the Cambridge family royal tour in Poland and Germany in 2017.

Kate dazzled in what appears to be the exact same dress during her royal tour in Poland and Germany. Photo: © Getty Images

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) is launching its new Kantor Centre of Excellence this week. Kate has been a patron of the organization since 2016. It helps more than 1 million children in schools across the UK and works to reduce their mental health issues. Kate met with kids and families while at the centre on Wednesday, and looked like she had a great time!

Kate and Prince William won an award for their mental health work, the Gold Blue Peter Badge, in 2018. Photo: © Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images

PHOTOS: Kate wears her heart on her sleeve while visiting with kids at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Kate was also due to open the Pears Family School, an alternative school that works with children who have had difficulties in the mainstream education system. The school also has classes for parents so they can better support their children.

The mom of three has been a strong supporter of children’s mental health in her work as the Duchess of Cambridge. To promote mental wellbeing, she helped launch the Heads Together charity with husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry in 2016. Two years later, she started an initiative called Mentally Healthy Schools to enable better access to mental health supports for teachers and students.

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