Kate Middleton Is All Smiles As She Opens School For Excluded Children In London
Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since returning from Easter break on Wednesday when she opened a new school for excluded children in London.
Kate was all smiles when she arrived at Pears Family School, part of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ new headquarters in north London. The Duchess of Cambridge looked amazing as usual wearing a custom forest green Emilia Wickstead dress, Mulberry bag and Gianvito Rossi heels. Kate seemed to be in a genuinely good mood as she shared a laugh with fellow speaker Amy Herring, an advocate for the facility.
A more serious moment came when Kate was visibly moved by a 13 year-old boy named Leo, who told her he was once consumed by anger and loneliness, adding that he “was always robbing and stealing, Because I didn’t care about my feelings, I wasn’t able to move on, Because I was still healing.”
Leo struggled with behavior in school after he moved in with his grandmother following the death of his mother, but he was given a new lease on life at the Pears Family School, which Kate formally opened yesterday.
“I was nine when my mum died, And I wasn’t doing fine, I felt angry and alone, And felt I had nowhere to go,” Leo read in a poem he wrote, “Now I am 13 and I’m living fine, Trying to get back to school so I can live my life, I’ve had good and bad times at TFS [The Family School I’ve put some stuff to the test, Thank god my anger has now gone to rest, Cause now I can really do my best.”
“Awesome,” Kate told him. “Honestly, I’m really, really impressed.”
God bless Kate for taking the time to open this school!