Kate Middleton is a ray of sunshine in yellow blazer at Dame Kelly Holmes Trust event

Catherine, Princess of Wales visited a Dame Kelly Holmes Trust event in Bath earlier today (16 May) where she met young people supported by the charity.

As part of her latest royal engagement, which comes just days after she made a cameo at the Eurovision Song Contest, Kate attended the trust to meet with young people who have benefitted from sport in some way, shape or form.

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly founded the national youth development organisation in 2008 on the belief that every young person needs a champion.

It pairs world-class athletes with youngsters, who may have a lack of confidence or other issues, so the sportsmen or women can pass on their winning mindset and help the school children develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life.

41 year old Kate arrived at the charity’s base in the South West and spent time with students from St Katherine’s School, who are from nearby Bristol, who are currently taking part in the On Track To Achieve programme, delivered by their athlete mentor, Paralympic gold medallist Liz Johnson.

As part of the engagement, Kate embraced her sporty side as she joined the all-female group of mostly year seven and eight pupils in a warming up exercise which saw her throw an array of bean bags between some cones.

The princess also heard from the pupils about their personal experiences and some of the challenges faced by young people today, and how working with an athlete mentor has supported them to better express their emotions, build resilience, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

While in Bath, Kate also spoke to former Love Island star Zara McDermott who is a champion for the Princess of Wales’ ‘Shaping Us’ campaign, which was launched in February and aims to raise the profile of youngsters’ early years development.

For the occasion, Kate looked sensational as she opted for a brightly coloured look and sported a vibrant yellow blazer costing £359 from LK Bennett.

In keeping with the summery outfit, the mum-of-three looked stylish as she paired the blazer with a simple white top and a pair of white straight leg jeans.

With the royal engagement allowing Kate to unleash her sportier side, the Princess of Wales wore a pair of £120 white trainers by Veja – a brand which she has been seen wearing a number of times over the years.

To finish off the casual yet chic look, she wore her hair in a classic bouncy blowdry and wore some £795 earrings from Emily Mortimer.

During her work as a senior member of the Royal Family, Kate has long championed mental health and wellbeing as well as the importance of childhood events – a selection of topics that are at the heart of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

In fact, earlier this year she urged people to think about how they make the world a “more supportive and loving place” for children in an open letter published back in January.

As part of the letter, the Princess of Wales added that she was “absolutely determined” to change attitudes to the development of children during the early years of their lives.


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