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Pregnant Kate Middleton looks blooming in mint at London event

She’s weeks away from having her third child, but there’s no rest for the Duchess of Cambridge as she continues her busy schedule of royal engagements ahead of the birth.

Pregnant Kate, 36, is this morning attending a attend a symposium of leading academics and charities championing early intervention into the lives of children.

Kate’s Royal Foundation has organised the event in central London at the Royal Society of Medicine and it will be chaired by the institution’s president, Professor Sir Simon Wessely.

The mother-to-be looked radiant in a bespoke green coat dress with a bow detail at the collar by Jenny Packham, worn over a mint dress, teamed with her favourite blush suede heels.  

The duchess has a strong interest in the issue of providing a solid social and emotional platform for youngsters at the start of their lives, to equip them for the challenges of later life and avoid mental and psychological problems.

Her curiosity about the subject was triggered from her interest in issues like addiction, the effects of family breakdown, and her visits to charities and support organisations.

Kate has been struck time again that so many of society’s greatest social and health challenges often stem from problems that start to manifest themselves in the earliest years in life.

The event will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, educators and charities to explore issues such as perinatal, maternal and infant mental health, parenting support and advice, and resources for schools and educators.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked the picture of Spring perfection as she arrived at The Royal Society of Medicine in a green coat and dress, which skimmed her baby bump

She is due to give birth to her third child in April, weeks before Harry and Meghan's wedding

Kate looked glowing as she completed one of her final engagements before going on maternity leave 

Kate looked glowing as she completed one of her final engagements before going on maternity leave. She is due to give birth to her third child in April, weeks before Harry and Meghan’s wedding 

The duchess has been exploring these issues on an individual basis through a number of engagements and roundtable discussions in recent months.

The symposium, where Kate will give a speech, will draw these strands together and allow the experts to explore the potential for an integrated strategy on early intervention.

Kate’s latest engagement takes place just weeks before the Duchess is due to give birth to her third child. 

Despite being heavily pregnant, she’s had her busiest start to the year yet.

Experts say the recent influx of engagements may be due to Kate wanting to help Meghan with her first steps into royal life, as well as the Duchess preparing to take time off after the birth of her third child.

As well as preparing to become a mother-of-three, Kate is gearing up for Harry and Meghan’s wedding at Windsor in May, which will take place weeks after she gives birth.  

The duchess, 36, looked in great spirits as she arrived for the symposium of leading academics and charities at the Royal Society of Medicine

The duchess, 36, looked in great spirits as she arrived for the symposium of leading academics and charities at the Royal Society of Medicine

A smiling Kate looked blooming this morning

Kate is attending one of her final engagements before giving birth

A smiling Kate looked blooming this morning as she attended one of her final engagements before giving birth 

 

 



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