Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Mental Health Summit

RED BOX | MATT HANCOCKOctober 9 2018 12:01am The Times We owe it to everyone to put mental and physical health on an equal footing Matt Hancock

Catherine's dress was paired with plum, velvet Jimmy Choo heels while her gold earrings also by Erdem matched her simple clutch.

The pair attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, an initiative that's been launched to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.

However, proving that even princesses have off-days, we have to say we're not too sure about her latest attire.

Another policy up for discussion is a declaration committing to putting mental health on an equal footing with physical health.

The Duke and Duchess viewed the work of contemporary fine artist Dario Vargas, who had painted an original piece for the event.

Prince William joked that the painting had been ruined.

This saw the couple break out into laughter along with the crowd.

The royal couple arrived to attend multiple presentations on case studies of active mental health programs and also met with young people to speak about their experiences with mental health.

The project's founder Dixon Chibanda said: "Bringing our Friendship Bench to London helps show leaders and campaigners how we can all empower communities to tackle the global gap between mental health problems and the treatments available".

It's their first joint public engagement since Prince Louis' birth.

The royal donned a chic lilac Emilia Wickstead dress, which she teamed with a pair of pointed nude stilettos and a matching handbag.

Last month Prince William opened up about the emotional toll of witnessing suffering during his time as an air ambulance pilot.

Erdem is a much beloved designer of the royals, with speculation around whether the brand has designed Princess Eugenie's wedding dress for her nuptials on Friday.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida
As of around 8pm, Michael was about 20 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia, with winds of 100 mph, becoming a category 1 storm . Once the storm passes they'll send crews out to take a look at the damage and from there begin restoring lines and poles.

International Monetary Fund upgrades outlook on Russian Federation as economy recovers
Rupee rates to the dollar were Rs98.81, Rs101.78, Rs104.84 and Rs104.85 on 30th of June of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. I think the Fed has gone insane ", the USA president said.

Two Britons reportedly killed as flash flooding hits Majorca
The weather agency, AEMET, said more heavy rainfall is expected Wednesday in eastern and southern parts of the Iberian peninsula. Another resident, Tomas Oliver, cleaned his house as he celebrated that all the damage in his household had been material.

Google won’t bid on $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing deal
Companies are due to submit bids for the contract, which could last as long as 10 years, on 12th October. Google, in particular, believes it would be in the Pentagon's best interest to allow multiple clouds.

6 Minnesota children sickened by polio-like illness — CDC
The Minnesota state health department said all six cases occurred after mid-September, and all six kids have been hospitalized. Because the virus was present in many early confirmed cases of AFM, the CDC believes it to be a primary cause of the condition.

Other news