We’re sure that Kate Middleton would look polished and impossibly royal wearing sweats and a facemask mid-Netflix binge—she just has that air about her. But when the Duchess of Cambridge steps out for a public appearance, you know she’s really going to pull out all the stops.
One day after a leg-baring outing at the London premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob, the duchess donned a very different look when she headed to Gloucestershire, England, and paid a visit to two establishments: HMP Eastwood Park (a women’s prison) and Nelson Trust Women’s Centre (a support network for survivors of domestic abuse).
On Friday the do-gooder spoke with the staff and listened to stories from the prisoners and then went on to the women’s center to hear from both abuse victims and staff members.
This morning The Duchess of Cambridge made a private visit to HMP Eastwood Park, a women’s prison in Gloucestershire, to learn more about what support is available to women prisoners and their families living with complex social issues. The Duchess met with staff from Eastwood Park who explained the complex and often diverse needs of the women they work with including mental health concerns, family breakdowns, and treatment for addiction. Her Royal Highness also met with a small number of women prisoners to hear their personal stories.
After meeting staff and inmates at HM Prison Eastwood Park, The Duchess visited The Nelson’s Trust Women’s Centre, an organisation which provides support to vulnerable women and which works closely with Eastwood Park to provide ongoing support to women and their families, on departure from prison. Today’s engagements follow a visit to HMP Send last September, where The Duchess joined Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt), an addiction charity working to help prisoners addicted to drugs and alcohol. This visit continues to build on similar themes, as The Duchess seeks to broaden her understanding of problems such as addiction, poor mental health, and family breakdown and what support can be offered to vulnerable families to help break the cycles which are so often at the heart of these issues.
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During her outing, Middleton looked perfectly polished in a black turtleneck top, a Dolce & Gabbana button-bearing tweed skirt and a pale blue Mulberry coat. Middleton paired her look with an autumn-ready set of black pumps and matching tights, her rich brunette locks billowing in loose waves at her shoulders.
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