Category: Anna Freud Centre

July 01 – ‘Back To Nature’ Garden At Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Today, July 01, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge invited children from several of her patronages to her newly updated ‘Back To Nature’ Garden.

The Duchess of Cambridge designed the newly updated garden with Adam White and Andree Davies. Since it’s debut at the Chelsea Flower Show back in May the garden has doubled in size to include a paddle pond, a bug hotel and bee-friendly wildflower meadow. Both gardens were created to encourage families to engage with nature and to spend time outdoors.

As part of her longstanding work on Early Years, The Duchess believes that spending time outdoors plays a pivotal role in children’s future health and happiness.

Her garden highlights how time spent in natural environments can help build the foundations for positive physical and mental wellbeing that last through childhood and over a lifetime.

Children from The Anna Freud Centre, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Action for Children and Place2Be joined Catherine for a for a treasure hunt and a picnic.

Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > July 01 | ‘Back To Nature’ Garden At Hampton Court Place

May 07 – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Launch The King’s Cup Regatta

Today, May 07, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a previously unannounced visit to Cutty Sark, to launch The King’s Cup Regatta. The event coincided with the announcement that The Duke and Duchess will host the new annual sailing event in August on the Isle of Wight as well as go head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats in an eight boat regatta race, to raise awareness and funds for eight of their Patronages. The winning team will be awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920. The Duchess’s chosen charities are Action on Addiction, Place2Be, The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation in connection with Her Royal Highness’s work on Early Years. Today, The Duke and Duchess joined children from Place2Be and other charities in trying out sailing simulators and they also unveiled the King’s Cup. Upon their departure they took a moment to greet crowds in an impromptu walkabout.

VIDEOS: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Face Off in Virtual Sailing Race

In even more exciting news, The Duke and Duchess also spoke about the birth of their new nephew.

May 07 | The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Launch The King’s Cup Regatta

May 01 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Opens Anna Freud Centre Of Excellence

On May 01, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of The Anna Freud National Centre for Families and Children officially opened the Kantor Centre of Excellence at Rodney Street, London. The new building is a purpose-built space where leading neuroscientists and practitioners in mental health, social care and education will work together with children and young people to transform mental health for them and their families. At the heart of the new centre is the ground-breaking Pears Family School, a school for children who have been excluded from mainstream education and focuses on re-integrating them back to a mainstream school. During her visit The Duchess met students who are benefiting from the centre and ‘young champions’ who are advocates for the centre. Before unveiling a plaque to mark the event The Duchess gave a short speech:

“We are all here today because we care so much about transforming the mental health of children, young people and their families. I have learned so much about early childhood development and the importance of support for parents through your work here at the Anna Freud Centre. This is something I really do care about. The ambition for the new Kantor Centre of Excellence is hugely inspiring; bringing together research, education, practice and policy all in one place will take the Anna Freud Centre mission to the next level. It is testament to what can be achieved when people work together to realise a shared vision”.

VIDEO: Duchess of Cambridge in Hysterics with Staff at the Anna Freud National Centre

May 01 | The Duchess Of Cambridge Opens Anna Freud Centre Of Excellence

January 11 – The Duchess of Cambridge Visits The Anna Freud Centre & Child Bereavement UK Centre

January 11 – The Duchess of Cambridge Visits The Anna Freud Centre & Child Bereavement UK Centre

Happy New Year, Everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season! In her first royal engagement of the year the Duchess of Cambridge visited The Anna Freud Centre of which she is Patron and also one of the charities partnered with the Heads Together Campaign. She focused her visit around the Early Years Parenting Unit to learn more about their work with families who have children under five years old. Catherine spent her time meeting with families and hearing their stories. On her second visit of the day she met up with the Duke of Cambridge to visit a Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford to help mark its one year anniversary. This is a charity that The Duke has been Patron of since 2009. During the visit the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with individuals who work at the charity, met with famiies and participated in activities. I have added 440 high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

October 11 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Netherlands

October 11 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Netherlands

In her first solo visit overseas, The Duchess of Cambridge Visited The Netherlands on (October 11, 2016). Catherine had a busy day as she undertook multiple engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. To start the day Catherine met King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, his private residence he shares with his wife Queen Máxima and their children, Princess Catharine-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. Queen Máxima was unable to greet The Duchess as she was holding her own engagements in Argentina. Catherine had lunch with King Willem-Alexander before heading to the Mauritshuis Art Museum in The Hague for the exhibition, ‘At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection’. Kate enjoyed a private tour of the museum and it’s collections before attending an art class with students. The next engagement of the day was at the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague, where she participated in a round table discussion about addiction, intervention, family and mental health. Catherine was joined by two charities in which she is Patron of, the Anna Freud Centre and Action on Addiction. Lastly, Catherine visited the city of Rotterdam to see Bouwkeet, the social Makerspace of Bospolder-Tussendijken, a workshop in a new community that offers a variety skills to local teenagers. Catherine concluded her trip with a walk about greeting well wishers.

Photos – May 04, 2016 Engagments

Photos – May 04, 2016 Engagments

The Duchess of Cambridge had a busy day as she took part in three engagements. At her first stop of the day she officially opened The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace in London, England. During her visit Catherine revealed to children that her family has a hamster named Marvin! In her second engagement, The Duchess attended a lunch in support of the Anna Freud Centre at Spencer House. In her final engagement of the day Catherine visited National Portrait Gallery where two photos from her recent Vogue UK shoot were on display as part of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition. I have added 1,059 high quality photos from all three engagements to the gallery. Enjoy!