November 20 – The Duke & Duchess Visit North Wales

Today (November 20) The Duke and Duchess spent the day in the town of Caernarfon in North Wales. The duo spent the day visiting organizations that support the mental health issues of young people. The couple also participated in a few outdoor activities at the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre where they took part in abseiling and wall climbing. You can view high quality photos in the gallery, enjoy.

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November 18 – Place2Be Headteacher Conference


Hello everyone! On (November 18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Place2Be Headteacher Conference and gave a rare speech. Catherine met with leaders from schools across England, Scotland and Wales about improving metal health for children. If you have problems watching the video above you can read her complete speech below:

Thank you Catherine for that kind introduction. I was delighted when I was asked to help open today’s conference.

I want to start by saying a big thank you to all of the head teachers here today. I know how much is asked of you.

The fact that you are all committing your valuable time to support Place2Be, and prioritise the mental health of your students is something that all parents should be grateful for.

I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health of children. I imagine my answer might be similar to many of yours.

I know that I was lucky. My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued and listened to.

But of course many children are not so lucky. Since beginning my work in areas like addiction, for example, I have seen time and time again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in unresolved childhood challenges.

I am sure you will agree that all children deserve time, attention and love from the adults in their lives. These basic qualities are so much more valuable than the always changing material and social concerns that can seem so important to young people.

As today’s theme reminds us, many children – even those from stable, happy homes – are finding that their heads are just too full. It is our duty, as parents and as teachers, to give all children the space to build their emotional strength and provide a strong foundation for their future.

Of course, not all children have the anchor of a strong family. Many will arrive through your school gates feeling a real lack of love and devotion in their lives. This often leaves them feeling insecure and without confidence and trust in the world around them. That is why your work is so important.

Parents, teachers and other school staff need the tools to help these young people early in their lives. And the earlier, the better. It is proven that early action prevents problems later in life.

Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved – we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.

As head teachers you have the chance to reach tens of thousands of children during your careers, and make an impact on a great scale. Thank you for making the work of

Place2Be part of your mission. I hope you know how much your work is valued.

Thank you – I am really looking forward to the rest of the afternoon.

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [November 18] Place2Be Headteacher Conference

November 17 – The Fostering Excellence Awards

Hello everyone! I’ve finally gotten around to adding photos to the gallery from Catherine’s appearance at The Fostering Excellence Awards on (November 17) where she met with children, parents, social workers, and handed out awards as well as received gifts for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. You can view 30 high quality photos in the gallery, enjoy.

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [November 17] The Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence Awards

The Duke And Duchess To Visit India In 2016

Official Site — Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit India in the spring of 2016.

The visit is being undertaken at the request of Her Majesty’s Government and will be the first time The Duke and Duchess have visited the country.

Full details will be confirmed early next year.

November 17 – Signing Book Of Condolences At French Embassy

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris which killed 129 people. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stopped by the French Embassy to show their support and offer condolences. Photos have been added to the gallery.

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November 08 – Remembrance Sunday

On (November 08, 2015) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge took part in Remembrance Sunday. I have added photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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November 07 – Festival Of Remembrance

Tonight, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied the Queen and other royals for The British Legion Festival of Remembrance. I have added 13 high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [November 07} The Royal Family Attend The Annual Festival Of Remembrance

October 26 – BAFTA Event & ‘Spectre’ Premiere

I have updated the gallery with Kate’s events from today (October 26). The Duke and Duchess along with Prince Harry attended the BAFTA Charities Forum Event and later this evening the ‘Spectre’ – Royal World Premiere. I have added over 100+ high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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[October 26] BAFTA Charities Forum Event
[October 26] ‘Spectre’ – CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015 – VIP Arrivals

October 10 – Visit To Harrow College For World Mental Health Day

Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Harrow College to mark World Mental Health Day. I have added 53 high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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[October 10] Visit To Harrow College For World Mental Health Day

New HQ Additions Added!

Over the weekend I updated the gallery with 200+ high quality photos from Kate’s last three appearances. Huge thanks to Holly from evan-peters.com for donating the photos to us.

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[September 18] England v Fiji – Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015
[September 25] Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust
[September 26] England v Wales – Rugby World Cup 2015

September 26 – England v Wales – Rugby World Cup 2015

This evening (September 26) Prince Harry , Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium in London. I have added 9 high quality photos to the gallery, keep checking back for more updates. Also, please remember that to save photos all you have to do is right click > save as and it will download in it’s full size. If you would like to preview the full sized photo just open the image in a new tab!

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[September 26] England v Wales – Rugby World Cup 2015

September 25 – Rehabilitation Of Addicted Prisoners Trust


Official Site — The Duchess of Cambridge has heard the uplifting stories of offenders battling their addictions in a unique unit within a women’s prison.

Her Royal Highness sat down and chatted with the female prisoners and ex-offenders during her first trip to a jail – HMP Send near Guildford, Surrey.

During the visit, The Duchess met women prisoners to hear their personal stories of how they became addicts, and what role addiction played in their offending. A significant focus of the visit was understanding the impact of addiction on the prisoners’ families and the mental illness and other challenges that are often a feature of their pasts. She also heard from ex-prisoners and graduates of the RAPt programme who benefited from the treatment during their time at HMP Send. They spoke about their journey to recovery and how the programme has subsequently helped them live a drug and crime-free life.

The visit reflects the Duchess’s interest in learning how organisations support people living with substance misuse issues, and the impact of addiction within the wider family network.

Following the visit, The Duchess of Cambridge said:

“I was reminded today how addictions lie at the heart of so many social issues and how substance misuse can play such destructive role in vulnerable people’s lives. I saw again today that a failure to intervene early in life to tackle mental health problems and other challenges can have profound consequences for people throughout their lives.

I am grateful to the women I met for sharing their difficult personal stories with me. It is encouraging to learn how organisations like RAPt are offering specialist support to help people break the cycle of addiction and look forward to a positive and crime free life.”

The RAPt addiction treatment programme at HMP Send is the only 12-step prison-based drug and alcohol programme for women in the country. It is tailored to support the needs of women with addiction who have often experienced deep trauma and need specialist support to build a positive and crime free life. The programme focusses on building healthy relationships with partners, children and other family members after the often traumatic and damaging impact of addiction and crime.
RAPt helps people from the moment they begin a rehabilitation programme in prison, through to leaving prison and building a productive life in the community. That can include meeting someone at the gate on the day of release, helping them to find housing, or supporting them to access training and a job.

Half of all prisoners in this country are estimated to have committed crime associated with drugs (Ministry of Justice, 2013), and alcohol is a factor in nearly half of all violent crime (Office for National Statistics, 2014).  According to RAPt, over two thirds of those who have completed the programme are still drug and alcohol free three months after release from prison.

RAPt has worked closely with children’s mental health chairty Place2Be, of which The Duchess is Patron. A joint research report from the two charities can be found here.

The Duchess is Patron of the charity Action on Addiction and through her involvement with the organisation is aware that substance dependency lies at the heart of many social issues.

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[September 25] Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust