After a nice breakfast, I’m ready for part 2 of Kate Middleton‘s guest editor-ing of the Huffington Post UK – go here to read about her blog post. A makeshift newsroom was set up in Kensington Palace apartment 8 where editors from the HuffPost held a meeting with Kate, and published the stories they commissioned. Kate also met with some kids.
The morning started way too early for me – at about 3 AM here on the east coast of the US. But Kate didn’t arrive until about 10 AM London time (still too early for me, though, I was sleeping). The first order of business was a meeting with the HuffPo people, includng editor-in-chief Stephen Hull, in which they discussed the day’s articles (you were right, Em, this is what the “news conference” was).
Apparently, Hull told Good Monring Britain that Kate had several private meetings with HuffPo prior to today’s event.
From the Press Association via the Daily Mail:
Kate said to the people in the meeting: “Can I just say a huge thank you to Stephen and obviously the huge team that’s been involved in this, turning it around so quickly.”
Hull joked: “You’ve been a good boss.”
Apparently the meeting only lasted about half and hour.
Though Kate’s article was posted earlier in the morning, Kate helped post at least one article to the Young Minds Matter blog. She was helped by executive editor James Martin.
Kate sat down with four kids – Solei Neil-Brown, Kiera Mullins, Haydan Pearce, and Joshua Hogan – who took part in the ‘Real Truth’ video blog (which I can’t seem to find, please let me know if you come across it) to chat. The kids are Diana Award anti-bullying ambassadors.
Kate told the kids: “Your videos are brilliant, you really got your messages across. You should be very proud.”
On first glance I thought Kate’s outfit for today’s guest editor stint looked nice, but after seeing the length of the skirt and the sheerness of the blouse I’ve had second thoughts. Is that her bra I’m seeing?
Kate broke her 2016 streak of repeated outfits and wore a new shirt and skirt. Kate wore a Reiss “Vinnie High Neck Shirt” ($230) and a Dolce & Gabbana “Boucle Wool Blend Skirt” (currently $537, was $895). Kate paired the new pieces with her trusty Annoushka Pearl Drop Earrings and Cartier watch.
KP announced today that Kate has become Patron of the Anna Freud Centre (like I predicted months ago – to toot my own horn).
Peter Fonagy, Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, said:
“I am honoured that The Duchess of Cambridge has chosen to become a Patron of the Anna Freud Centre. I’m particularly proud because I have come to recognise just how knowledgeable she is in relation to what is a complex and difficult issue that so few people genuinely understand. It is my hope that her future work in this field will serve as a catalyst for all and that we are able to achieve the quality of care that children and their families so richly deserve.”
This article was just about Kate’s appearance; I’m going to do a follow up article about some of the reactions to this event, as well as some information on the other articles from the Young Minds Matter campaign which I wish to discuss. That will be later, possibly tomorrow.
That’s it for this article, I’ll leave you with some more photos.
Is Kate looking directly at the camera in these photos?
Photos: Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal / Getty