Duchess Kate wants to ensure that teachers are taking care of themselves during this challenging time! As People shares, the Duchess of Cambridge had a special video call on Tuesday with teachers, which took place to coincide with Children's Mental Health Week.
Duchess Kate commends teachers for their efforts
Duchess Kate expressed her gratitude towards teaching staff at the Ribbon Academy during the call. "You are a lifeline to so many families out there," she told Louise Tweedie. "I know it takes an awful lot of effort, energy, and patience. Thank you for the hard work you do on a day-to-day basis for the children that you look after."
She also directly reached out to Chris Reay, a High-Level Teaching and Learning Partner, emphasizing the importance of practicing self-care. "I want to say a massive thank you to teachers across the country. You're doing a fantastic job," she said to Reay. "It's been really, really hard work. But please look after yourselves."
Duchess Kate's video call supports mental health patronage
Kate's video call was held in partnership with her patronage Place2Be, an organization that supports the mental health of schoolchildren. During lockdown, the Duchess of Cambridge has participated in several virtual conversations, and recently spoke with parents across the U.K. about the importance of prioritizing their mental health.
And as Hello! mentions, Kate's outfit for the call was a familiar one! The royal wore gold earrings, along with a blue tweed jacket designed by Rebecca Taylor. She was last seen stepping out in the jacket in February 2017, pairing it with a matching skirt at the opening of Ronald McDonald House Evelina London!