The Duchess of Cambridge Doesn't Let Her Pregnant Belly Get in the Way of Greeting a Little Girl on Her Level
The Duchess of Cambridge was a vision in blue on Tuesday as she visited the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to officially be named its royal patron. She is only the second patron in the RCOG's 89-year history, and her first job was to join a round table discussion on tackling the stigma around women's health and maternal mental health. Professor Lesley Regan, president of the college, also presented Kate with a certificate to celebrate her new role. The duchess, who is expecting her third child in April, was all smiles as she attended the event. Later, Kate visited the Snow Leopard children's ward at St. Thomas Hospital, where she was presented with flowers by 5-year-old Bella Kedwell-Parsons. The pregnant princess didn't let her growing belly get in the way of kneeling down to thank Bella for her thoughtful gift.
The duchess is particularly devoted to charities and organisations that focus on mental health, especially in children and mothers. As well as this new role, she launched Heads Together with Prince William and Prince Harry, and she is also royal patron of Place2Be and recently filmed a video with them for Children's Mental Health Week. This is clearly a cause that is particularly close to her heart.