Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s keen interest in helping children from a very young age took her to Lewisham on Tuesday afternoon. Kate travelled across London to visit Family Action, where she helped launch FamilyLine, the charity’s new free national helpline that is designed to support parents and carers.

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham Photo C GETTY IMAGES 01

Kate was introduced to families who are supported by the charity and spent time meeting young carers and volunteers. She also viewed the Family Monsters campaign film, which has been produced to mark the charity’s 150th anniversary. The campaign highlights the hidden ‘monsters’ many families face, such as debt, addiction, lack of time together, relationship issues and mental health issues. Let’s take a look at the best photos from Kate’s day out…

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham photo C PA

The Duchess arrived at Forest Hill just a few minutes after noon to cheers and applause from fans who had waited outside the charity. Kate looked as elegant as ever in a green Beulah London dress.

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham Photo C GETTY IMAGES

A closer look at Kate’s gorgeous dress, which features a belt and buttons down the side. The dress was made bespoke for Kate, and will be available to buy later on Tuesday. But for fans wanting it now, there is a similar style on sale for £550.

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham Photo C GETTY IMAGES 02

The Duchess kept her hair down in loose waves, and wore a pair of £1,400 Kiki McDonough green amethyst cushion drop earrings.

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham Photo C GETTY IMAGES 03

She accessorised with olive green heels and a matching slim clutch.

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham Photo C GETTY IMAGES 04

The mother-of-three has had a longstanding interest in the support available for children in their earliest years. Kate has worked with a group of academics and practitioners on a project to establish what more can be done in Britain to make a positive difference to the lives of children. David Holmes CBE, the chief executive of Family Action, who is a member of Kate’s steering group, hosted Tuesday’s visit.

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham Photo C GETTY IMAGES 05

Kate helped launch their new service FamilyLine, a network of volunteers from across the country to support parents and carers virtually through telephone calls, email and text messaging.

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Kate Middleton bonds with children and young people in Lewisham Photo C GETTY IMAGES 06

She spoke to volunteers who are supporting the new FamilyLine service, as well as families and young carers who are supported by Family Action.

She spoke to volunteers who are supporting the new FamilyLine service, as well as families and young carers who are supported by Family Action.

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE

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