Kate makes plans to attend Family School Christmas Party

By Ainhoa Barcelona

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.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte's mom will return to the centre on Dec. 15. She will join children in their festive activities to reflect the positive progress they have made this term.

Kensington Palace made the announcement on Twitter, adding that Kate's visit shows her continued interest in child mental health and early intervention support for the whole family.


Kate will attend the Family School Christmas Party on Dec. 15.

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.

The duchess will carry out the engagement with children's charity Anna Freud Centre.

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 is continuing to show her interest in child mental health and early prevention.

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.

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