Princess Kate Wears Her Royal Christmas Cheer for Holiday Party with William and Harry
The trio dropped by a gathering of volunteers from their Heads Together initiative, the mental health campaign they kicked off in the spring. Kate brought stylish Christmas spirit with a red-and-green Vanessa Seward dress (currently on sale for $623) cinched with a black belt (and received matching flowers!).
The party was hosted by youth support service The Mix to celebrate the volunteers and counselors who support people through tough times in their lives. But they also invited charity partners from Heads Together, enabling them to catch up with some of those who have been working to increase awareness and spark the conversation this year.
William and Harry (who said goodbye to his girlfriend Meghan Markle this weekend after her visit to London) joined a session where counselors and volunteers shared their knowledge and were trained on dealing with critical issues, like supporting people who are suicidal and helping young people coping with homelessness.
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And Kate spoke with volunteers from an online chat site for those in crisis. The Mix gives young people a helping hand to find their way through any challenge, from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from breakups to drugs.Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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The royals used the party to chat with volunteers and service users from The Mix, to hear about their personal experience of online and telephone counseling support.Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images
Later this week, the trio will start their Christmas break. William and Kate are set to take their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for their first Christmas at the Middletons’ family home in Bucklebury, in rural Berkshire.
Harry is likely to be with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and the rest of the royal family gathering at Sandringham House.