“There are women in this prison serving life for murder and Kate is not afraid to tell them she sympathizes with their plight”.
She looked ever so elegant in the knee-length dress, which featured long sleeves and a subtle v-neckline.
A group of prisoners eat, sleep and receive treatment for their addictions within a self-contained building run by the charity RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) at the prison.
But the most important thing is that the people who may previously have thought about prisoners with drug addictions as being the scum of the earth maybe try will have a think about the complexity of their lives and the way they can recover.
“I was reminded today how addictions lie at the heart of so many social issues“, she said.
She added: “She was really grateful that they had shared their stories. We have helped thousands of people transform their lives to become fulfilled, hard-working and drug and crime free”.
“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”, Kensington Palace said of the visit. And the Duchess of Cambridge was no different.
Following her visit, the Duchess reflected about what she had learned from the prisoners and their struggles.
Mike Trace, chief executive of RAPt, said: “The work we do here at Send and in many prisons across the country shows that anyone is capable of real change”.
The mother-of-two, who returned to official royal duties last week after welcoming Princess Charlotte in May, has made the decision not to put her youngest daughter in dresses for her first year.
Although England were made to work tirelessly against the underdogs, they managed to clinch their 35-11 victory with a late flourish.
The royal went back to work on 17 September (15) with a visit to the Anna Freud Centre in London, which provides care for vulnerable youngsters with mental health problems.