Royal rewear: Duchess Kate steps out in recycled Emilia Wickstead dress

Leslie Hanson
October 10, 2018

After making her official return to the royal calendar last week at an event at the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden, she made her first joint appearance with husband Prince William in London today, at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit.

The Duchess, who returned from maternity leave last week, wore a lilac Emilia Wickstead fit and flare dress with her Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps in praline and a £595 Aspinal crocodile embossed cross body bag.

One of the policies up for discussion at the summit is a declaration committing to putting mental health on an equal footing with physical health.

In addition to getting to spend some kid-free time together, William and Kate got to further push their mental health initiative.

During the event, William aimed a good-natured ribbing at his wife after Middleton, who studied art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, added a brushstroke to artist Dairo Vargas' painting.

Eagle-eyed fans of Kate's style will recognise the frock from her and Prince William's royal tour of Germany and Poland a year ago.


The Duke and Duchess had a chance to speak to young delegates at the summit about the challenges and issues they face.

The couple also learned about Friendship Bench, part of an innovative programme from Zimbabwe, which has taught elderly women the skills to become trained 'community grandmothers'. It should, as the royal donned the same Emilia Wickstead number back in July 2017 during a trip to Germany.

The Cambridges have two older children - Prince George, five, and Princess Charlotte, three.

In the lead-up to hosting a Marathon for Mental Health in the United Kingdom in 2017, Prince Harry revealed he'd sought counselling in his early 20's after two years of what he labelled "total chaos" following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

If you or someone you know is in need of support due to mental health issues contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or Kid's Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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