Last year, Princess Kate and Prince William moved with their three children to Adelaide Cottage, a small house on the estate near Windsor Castle. Ever since, the couple have put a special emphasis on attending events and recognizing charities near to home. On Monday, Kate visited The Baby Bank, a group that collects donations for families in Windsor and nearby towns Maidenhead, Slough, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire, where her children attend school.
In a tan blazer from Reiss and flats from Boden, Kate toured the charity’s new space in Windsor, spoke to volunteers, and helped out by sorting and folding a few onesies herself. Later, when she was looking through a box of toys, she saw a handful of Buzz Lightyear toys and noted that her daughter Princess Charlotte is a “huge fan of Toy Story,” according to Hello. She also mentioned her son, Prince Louis, and the recent birthday he celebrated. “It only feels like yesterday that they were this tiny,” she said as she held up a onesie. “They do grow so quickly.”
That said, she didn’t express any interest in purchasing any for herself. After remarking that volunteers often feel broody when they handle the clothes, the Baby Bank CEO Rebecca Mistry said, “whereas I look at them and think I don’t want to go through that again,” according to the Mirror. Kate laughed in agreement, adding “I’ve been there and done that.”
For the last few years, Kate has put her emphasis on supporting young children and their parents, with a particular focus on mental health and neurological development. During the summer of 2020, she made multiple visits to baby banks around the nation, eventually coordinating a donation of 10,000 items from 19 British brands. The donated items went to 40 centers operated by Little Village, Baby Basics and AberNecessities.
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