Duchess Kate brought a family photo to a very royal show-and-tell

By Sarah Walker

Duchess Kate brought an adorable prized possession with her to meet students at Lavender Primary School in north London on Tuesday (Feb. 5)... A family photo! The shot – which features the 37-year-old, Prince William, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and eight-month-old Prince Louis-- appears to be the same image the royals used for their most recent Christmas card.

The duchess showed the royal snap to students as part of an exercise where everyone was asked to showcase an item that makes them feel good. The busy mom sat and listened to several children discuss their treasured objects before watching the youngsters perform a song.

The mother of three's visit to the school was in support of Place2Be to commemorate Children's Mental Health Week in the United Kingdom. She's been a patron of the organization since 2013, and is extremely passionate about youth well-being – especially in schools.

Last year, she marked the start of the poignant week with an impassioned video encouraging children to open up about their emotions. "Childhood is an incredibly important moment in our lives," she said. "It is the time when we explore our personalities, discover the potential that lies within us and learn how to be ourselves. Our experience of the world at this early stage helps to shape who we become as adults, how we begin to feel comfortable in our own skin."

She then asked adults to help guide youth in their mental health journey, saying: "Some children will be facing tougher challenges than others, but I firmly believe that while we cannot change their circumstances, we can ensure that every child is given the best possible support to ensure they fulfill their true potential. This is best achieved when we, the adults in their lives, work together to give children the emotional strength they need to face their futures and thrive."

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