Kate to make first solo public engagement since birth of Princess Charlotte

Mental health is something that the Duchess has campaigned about in the past.


The Anna Freud Centre runs a school in which parents are allowed to sit in on lessons, as well as attending their own classes to learn how they can better support their children.

Most pupils will only spend a couple of terms at the school, where Sky News was given access ahead of her visit.

It’s not a surprise that the Duchess of Cambridge is so into photography and drawing, as she studied art history in Scotland at St Andrews University.

Kate had begun her visit touring the nearby Anna Freud Centre named after one of the daughters of the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

“Before he came here he was very aggressive, very outspoken and challenged everything”.

Andrea, originally from Colombia, revealed the immaculately-groomed Duchess had noticed her manicure, adding: “She said she liked my nails”. She then met with the organization’s senior managers to discuss the charity’s work.

The charity’s planned community campus will see experts in mental health, neuroscience and education work with children and families to develop new treatments and approaches. “I believe that our generation of parents, carers, teachers and health workers now have the chance to give the mental health of our children the focus it requires”.

“On the site we are on just here, we will construct a centre of excellence and it will have a school at its heart, as well as mental health services surrounding it, alongside cutting edge research facilities in collaboration with UCL”.


She will also visit the centre’s family school which opened in September last year and provides alternative education for youngsters who are seriously at risk of exclusion and are struggling to achieve.

Image The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Anna Freud Centre