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Kate Middleton joins Ant and Dec at an addiction awareness event

Pleats to see you! Kate Middleton stuns in a red skirt and jumper and totes a trendy micro-bag as she arrives to give keynote speech for Addiction Awareness Week

  • The Duchess of Cambridge has joined Ant and Dec at an event in London to mark Addiction Awareness Week
  • Kate, 39, looked radiant in a red skirt and matching fitted top as she arrived for the event
  • The royal, patron of the Forward Trust, will meet beneficiaries of the charity and deliver a keynote address  

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in a bold red ensemble as she arrived for an addiction awareness event in London today.

Kate, 39, donned a pleated scarlet midi skirt and a matching fitted turtleneck, accessorising with a trendy tan leather micro bag and towering point toe pumps.

Typically polished, the Duchess wore her long brunette locks in sleekly styled waves and kept her makeup simple. She added a pair of drop earrings and sapphire engagement ring. 

The event, held at the BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly, is hosted by drug and alcohol dependence charity The Forward Trust, of which Kate is patron. 

The royal is on hand to launch the charity’s ‘Taking Action on Addiction’ campaign, delivering the keynote address and meeting beneficiaries of the charity’s work. TV presenters Ant and Dec will also attend. 

Showstopper: The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the action against addiction event in London on Tuesday morning

Kate Middleton, 39, donned a pleated skirt and matching fitted top for the event by drug and alcohol dependence charity The Forward Trust, of which she is patron

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving today

Kate Middleton, 39, donned a pleated skirt and matching fitted top for the event by drug and alcohol dependence charity The Forward Trust, of which she is patron

Polished perfection: The Duchess wore her brunette locks in sleek waves and kept her makeup sleek and professional

Polished perfection: The Duchess wore her brunette locks in sleek waves and kept her makeup sleek and professional

Sleek and simple: Kate accessorised her bold red look with a trendy tan leather micro bag and towering point toe pumps

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at BAFTA today

Sleek and simple: Kate accessorised her bold red look with a trendy tan leather micro bag and towering point toe pumps

Taking the spotlight: The Duchess of Cambridge will deliver the keynote address for a campaign tackling addiction

 Taking the spotlight: The Duchess of Cambridge will deliver the keynote address for a campaign tackling addiction 

The launch of the campaign coincides with Addiction Awareness Week, running from 18 to 24 October, which aims to provide a platform to highlight the challenges of addiction, to engage with people and families affected, and to raise public awareness. 

‘Taking Action on Addiction’ is a long-term campaign which will work to improve awareness and understanding of addiction, its causes and scale in society to enable more people to ask for and receive help. 

Over the last ten years The Duchess’ experience working with addiction charities has helped lay the groundwork for her understanding of the complexities of mental health and has informed much of her work on the early years. 

Experiences in early childhood, before the age of five, are proven to have significant impact on adult lives, including resilience and the ability to cope with adversity.

The Forward Trust has been helping people break the destructive cycle of addiction and build positive and productive futures since 1991. 

The Duchess of Cambridge became Patron of the Forward Trust in June 2021 when the charity merged with Action on Addiction, which was one of Her Royal Highness’ first Patronages in 2012. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk