Kate Middleton just made her first public appearance since announcing her third pregnancy. The Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in honor of World Mental Health Day along with Prince William and Prince Harry.
Kate has remained out of the public eye since August when she visited the White Garden to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. The mother of two suffers from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, that has caused her to miss events, including her son Prince George‘s first day of school.
“I do understand she’s been having this problem more severely than many pregnant mothers,” Fry said about Middleton’s morning sickness, “and so we’re very grateful [she’s here].”
During a speech at an earlier reception at St. James’s Palace, William said they were “proud to have played a part in this” and credited his wife with coming up with the idea for Heads Together.
“It was Catherine who first realized that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus,” he said. “She had seen that at the core of adult issues like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem.”
“All of you contributed to the first truly national conversation on mental health,” he said at the first reception. “All of you helped change the language around this issue, shifting away from fear and shame, to a more open and optimistic sense about what we can achieve when we simply start talking. All of you showed what is possible when we get our Heads Together.”
But that’s not all. Kate, William and Harry also starred in a video featuring the three of them having a personal discussion about mental health. In addition, the trio spoke about the importance of mental health back in May 2016, and Prince William had a video discussion about the topic with Lady Gaga. Plus, Prince Harry spoke about mental health on Bryony Gordon’s podcast Mad World and recently launched a new partnership with the Ministry of Defense to promote mental health within the armed forces.