The Duchess of Cambridge met mums and their children in a London park on Tuesday. She thanked the mothers who have been offering support to other parents, explaining that their work is vital for “emotional wellbeing”.
The mums told the Duchess how it was difficult to meet up with peer groups during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown.
While meeting in the Old English Garden at Battersea Park, the Duchess was reassured that the parents managed to keep up their meetings over Zoom and regular phone calls.
She met with the mothers Jessie Brett and Nalini Sadai who both provide peer-to-peer support for the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).
The two mums told the Duchess that they use their own experiences as parents to help new mothers.
The Duchess told the mums: “It’s good being able to listen and being listened to while being off-guard.
“It is so important for your emotional wellbeing.
“With your experiences it’s so important that you’ve been through it.
“Without what you are providing, that form of relationship, you can feel so isolated.
“You should be very proud.”
During her visit, the Duchess wore a very casual and approachable outfit.
She wore dusty pink trousers paired with a white top and white pumps.
In March, the Duchess wore the same pink trousers during a visit to the London Ambulance Service in Croydon.
On Tuesday, the Duchess also sported some sunglasses which she took off to talk to the mums in the park.
She also styled her hair loosely and accessorised with hooped earrings and layered gold necklaces.
The Duchess also met with eight organisations via video call who provide support for families.
She spoke to groups including Leeds Dads about their work helping families with young children.
The Duchess said: “A huge well done to all of you, I know there’s a big team of you out there in communities across the country.
“Both William and I hear about how vital these relationships are to families –they’re a real lifeline.
“So to you and your army of volunteers out there, a huge well done.
“I, like you, would live to see peer-to-peer support more embedded and celebrated in communities and society as a whole.”
The Duchess and Prince William have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Since the coronavirus lockdown began, the Duchess has been supporting charities and organisations across the country through video calls and socially distanced royal visits.