Kate Middleton Supports Young Mothers During Surprise Charity Visit

Kate Middleton is showing her support for other moms.

During a previously unannounced engagement on Thursday, the 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge visited Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Health and Development Centre to chat with both those who help run and those who benefit from the programs.

Wearing a navy, collared, polka dot shirt by Equipment, flared, ankle-length black pants and coordinating Gianvito Rossi pumps, Kate looked fall-chic as she played with children and spoke to the moms, program alums and staff.

Photo by Ian Vogler – WPA Pool/Getty Images
Photo by Ian Vogler – WPA Pool/Getty Images

According to video by royal reporter Rebecca English, Kate was warmly welcomed by a group of women as she arrived at the centre, where she met with the Southwark Family Nurse Partnership, which provides support for first time parents under the age of 24.

“The parents are partnered with a specially trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from early pregnancy until their child is two,” Kensington Palace wrote of the program in a press release. “The programme supports young mums to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development, and reach their goals and aspirations.”

Per Kensington Palace, the mom of three — she and Prince William share Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1 — visited the centre “as part of her research and engagement with the Early Years sector.”

Chloe Koroma, a mom in the program, told the aforementioned royal reporter that Kate “said children grow up co quickly and she can’t believe that George is 6 already.”

The visit comes shortly after two of Kate’s own kids started their school year at Thomas’s Battersea in London. While George has attended school before, this year was the start of Charlotte’s educational career.

Watch the video below for more on Charlotte’s big day.

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