The Princess of Wales captured fans’ hearts after giving a young boy a commemorative pin for her during a visit to a children’s center on Wednesday (November 9).
Kate Middleton I went to Culham Manor Children’s Center in West London to learn about motherhood and childhood Psychological health Meet employees and clients. She is a sponsor of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, a charity and network of more than 100 organizations that help women affected by issues such as depression during or after pregnancy.
At some point during the visit, she got on her knees to speak with a three-year-old boy named Akim, who asked the princess her name.
Kate introduced herself to him and showed him the red poppies that had been hung over her coat jacket and told him that he should “remember all the soldiers who died in the war”.
Fans praised the gesture, and thought it “nice” for the princess to give up the poppy plant for Akeem’s sake.
“What an amazing woman, really cool,” one person tweeted.
Another said Kate, who is married to the Prince of Wales, is “very natural and gentle with children”, while a third said she showed “grace, elegance, humanity and love”.
During her tour, Kate spoke to a group of mothers with their babies and asked them if they thought there was a “stigma associated with communication” for asking for help after giving birth.
“It’s hard to connect with you but once you do, you can get the support you need,” one mum, Shanita Campbell of Housenlow, told the princess.
In a roundtable discussion with health workers, midwives and other professionals, Kate said: “It’s amazing what you’ve achieved…how easy is it to replicate what’s happening here for other communities? Is that possible?”
Dr Krisi Jayaraja, a consultant perinatal psychiatrist at Hillingdon Antenatal Services, told her that it was “completely possible”.
Six centres, funded by the Hillingdon area of London, are integrating mental health care alongside regular services and collaborations with the NHS and voluntary organisations.
Kate said of meeting the mothers: “I’ve been talking to mothers, many different life experiences, different experiences of interacting with their community here, but also with community services in general, and I think a real appreciation for, I think, what’s going on here.”
Additional Reports by PA