Kensington Palace confirmed Thursday that Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William will visit Dundee on Oct. 23. The royal couple will carry out a total of five engagements in the city in Scotland. This will be their first official visit to the Scottish city.
William and Kate will promote a cause that is close to their hearts: mental health in young people. Middleton has been championing the cause for years. The couple will meet youth who have faced mental health issues and also join others in an anti-bullying workshop.
They will also participate in a family fun day at the Dundee Repertory Theatre. Their official duty for the day will conclude with a visit to Abertay University, one of the two public universities in Dundee. William will meet and interact with students who are involved in BAFTA’s Young Game Designers programme.
The general public will also have a chance to greet the royals, who are known as The Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland. The British royals will carry out a walkabout in the city.
This fall will be busy for both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have a host of royal engagements to attend to. Middleton returned to her royal duty after her maternity leave post the birth of Princess Charlotte. Meanwhile, William has been balancing his job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity as well as his royal duties.
Middleton and her husband visited Harrow College in London Saturday. The 33-year-old British royal and her husband visited the college as part of their official engagement on World Mental Health Day, hosted by the mental health charity Mind. The couple met young people who have battled their own mental health problems and now volunteer with the charity, or with the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change.
Middleton brought her sartorial style in a recycled dress to Harrow College. She opted for a knitted monochrome dress by American fashion designer Tory Burch. Middleton previously wore the dress during an official visit to Australia and New Zealand in 2014. She then wore the dress to attend Government House in Wellington to meet and greet first-time parents.