The Duchess of Cambridge tried her hands at boxing today at the launch of Heads Together mental health campaign, which aims to provide aid for people with mental illness. As part of the campaign, the Duchess, alongside Princes William and Henry, was filmed trying out Boxercise classes, as she helped launch the campaign to end the stigma around mental health.
The Duchess was wearing a Banana Republic dress and a top by Goat, as she donned a pair of red boxing gloves.
The young Royals launched the mental-health awareness initiative last month. Heads Together is an organization that combines the forces of eight of the country’s leading mental health charities.
The Duchess, who’s also Patron of the Anna Freud Centre, which helps vulnerable children, is a committed advocate of children’s mental health care and emotional well-being. She has written a blog for The Huffington Post on children’s mental health, part of her role as guest editor at the online publication. She also made a rare public speech last year addressing the issue, took part in two videos pertaining to the subject and is a royal patron of Place2Be, a charity that provides counseling to kids.
Yesterday evening, the Duchess attended a gala concert, part of the celebrations marking the Queen’s 90th birthday. She layered a red Zara jacket over a white lace dress. She accessorized with diamond drop earrings and had her hair pulled back in a chignon.