Kate Middleton and Prince William will attend an event hosted by Mind Charity at Harrow College in London on World Mental Health Day – October 17, 2015. Raising awareness of mental health issues is an issue close to both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s hearts.
But does Kate’s second Royal engagement in exactly one month involving mental health signal a bigger problem – is the Duchess buckling under the pressures of life under the looking glass? Is she suffering from depression, post-partum depression? Sources close to the Royal Family have continued to report that the Queen has all but banished Carole Middleton from her daughter Kate’s life – and has in no uncertain terms – told her grandson Prince William that his wife needs to pick up the pace.
The Duchess’s choices for charities to patronize seem to mirror those of the late Princess Diana’s secret struggle. She too became increasingly involved with charities that were silently exposing her battles with depression, bulimia, self-esteem and feelings of isolation and unworthiness.
Mental health issues have always been championed by the Duke of Cambridge – he had a front row seat to the meltdown of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage. Is he keeping a close eye on his wife to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to their marriage? Unlike Charles and Diana, Wills and Kate make a great attempt to appear to be a love match – even though some will say Kate Middleton and her Carole Middleton plotted to land the world’s most eligible bachelor.
In addition to these two appearances involving mental health issues, Place 2 Be posted a video Kate recorded in support of the United Kingdom’s first Children’s Mental Health Week – which took place February 16 through February 22, 2015.
In the video the Duchess of Cambridge stated, “Both William and I have seen that many young people are struggling to cope with the impacts of bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown and more. Without support the effects of these challenges can be traumatic. Leading to issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction and self-harm.”
The Duke of Cambridge has certainly had his fair share of family breakdown and bereavement. William has been well aware that in addition to depression Princess Diana also suffered from anxiety – and admitted in an interview with Martin Bashir that she had attempted self-harm by cutting herself with small paring knife.
Is this joint Royal engagement for World Mental Health Day a sign that William is taking Kate’s side against the Royal machine? Are the future king and queen standing with a united front against the Palace and its bullying ways? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and come back to CDL for all the latest royal and celebrity news, gossip and rumors.
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