British royal Kate shares family photo on school visit


LONDON (REUTERS) - Prince William's wife Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, went back to the classroom on Tuesday (Feb 5), chatting with pupils and sharing a family photograph on a school visit as part of her work in promoting children's mental wellbeing.

In a classroom at London's Lavender Primary School, Kate took part in a "show and tell" session with young students, taking out a picture of her with her husband and their three children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.

"These are my children and this is my husband," Kate, who married William in 2011, told the pupils as she showed them the photo, which the couple used as the image for their Christmas card.

"We like playing outside together and spending lots of time together as a family and that makes me feel happy."

The duchess, who is patron of children's mental health charity Place2Be, has been long been vocal about children's mental wellbeing.

In 2016, together with William and his brother Prince Harry, she kickstarted a campaign aimed at tackling the stigma surrounding mental illness.

On the visit where she was greeted by singing pupils on arrival, Kate met teachers and students participating in Children's Mental Health Week activities and also watched the school's Daily Mile challenge, which aims to promote being active.