Kate Middleton has something to say to the women of the United Kingdom. During her last public appearance before the coronavirus lockdown, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, sent a subtle message to women in the form of her fashion choice. While the entire country does its best to deal with the pandemic, here is a look at Kate’s subtle message, plus how the Cambridges are dealing with the lockdown.
Inside Kate Middleton and Prince William’s last public engagement
Prior to the UK initiating a lockdown, Prince William and Kate appeared at an NHS center in London to support local workers. The Cambridges have done a lot of work with the NHS over the years and are huge advocates for mental health.
During the visit, William rocked his usual suit while Kate wore a pink outfit that immediately caught the attention of royal experts.
The trip to the NHS facility was the last public appearance by Prince William and Kate Middleton before the government lockdown. The UK is currently doing its best to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected high ranking government officials as well as a senior member of the royal family.
Most of the royals are in self-isolation, yet William and Kate have been working behind the scenes at Kensington Palace to boost morale and help people stay mentally fit during the lockdown.
The Duchess of Cambridge sends a subtle message to women
The visit to the NHS was nothing out of the ordinary, but royal expert Angela Mollard pointed out that Kate’s fashion choice sent a subtle message to working women in the UK. According to Express, Mollard explained how Kate’s suit was something many women wear to work on a weekly basis, which was her way of saying “I am one of you.”
“I love the fact that Kate was wearing a pink Marks and Spencer suit,” Mollard stated. “It was absolutely gorgeous, but I love the fact it wasn’t designer. It just said ‘I am one of you.'”
Although Kate Middleton and Prince William have been working out of Kensington Palace, they are currently staying at their country estate in Norfolk. They are expected to remain there until the coronavirus pandemic is under control.
Mollard added that we probably will not see much of William and Kate in the coming weeks. But with the rest of the monarchy staying out of the spotlight, the Cambridges are clearly stepping up to the plate.
Their most recent public interaction highlighted the importance of mental health during the ongoing crisis.
The Cambridges offer a rare look inside their home
Over the weekend, William and Kate sent out a message encouraging people to look after their physical and mental well being during the lockdown. In addition to the message, the couple released several photos of themselves in action, offering a rare glimpse inside their Kensington Palace home.
One of the images shows William sitting next to a fireplace while talking to someone over the phone. The picture appears to have been taken inside a sitting room that may double as an office.
The second photo features Kate Middleton sitting at a desk. The Duchess is also talking on the phone and a row of books is included in the shot. It is unclear which room the photo was taken, but it appears to be another office.
“Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health—in recent weeks The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organizations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time,” the photos are captioned. “Last week The Duke spoke to @mindcharity CEO Paul Farmer, and The Duchess spoke to Catherine Roche, CEO of @_place2be.”
William and Kate have done a lot of work in the field of mental health. This includes launching a foundation called Heads Together, which won an award in 2017. They also just announced a collaboration with a charity called Mind, which will provide over $5 million in support for mental health agencies.
How are Kate Middleton’s children coping with the lockdown?
While the Cambridges are working hard behind the scenes, their three children are enjoying their time under lockdown. According to Daily Mail, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are currently holed up at the family’s home in the country, and an inside source claims they are having fun with their newfound freedom.
“Climbing frames, a climbing wall, and swings are a big part of the Cambridge outdoors activity scene, and Kate will do pond dipping and note-taking to log what they have spotted,” the insider dished. “Birdwatching with binoculars is another favorite of the kids.”
It is unclear how long William and Kate will remain at Anmer Hall, but it is good to hear that the couple’s children are making the most of the lockdown. Kate welcomed Louis in the spring of 2018. George is currently in his second year of school while Charlotte is in her first.
Kate Middleton has not commented on the reports surrounding her choice of fashion during the NHS visit.