We are back with a very brief post about a cover story in British GQ. The photo you see below is part of the upcoming article; that story showcases an interview with Prince William.
The picture of Charlotte, George, Kate, William and Lupo was taken at Kensington Palace in April. All of the photos in the feature are by noted portrait photographer Norman Jean Roy. Below, the GQ July cover.
We initially thought there was just one family photo accompanying the story, but it turns out there are at least two.
Because this second photo with the children does not include Kate, I am guessing there will be another image with the story showing just the Duke and Duchess, although I could easily be wrong.
The piece is focused on mental health, done as part of the ongoing Heads Together campaign. The interview was conducted by journalist Alastair Campbell, perhaps best recognized by many readers as Prime Minister Tony Blair’s press secretary and communication’s manager. He is seen below at Kensington Palace with Prince William.
From British GQ’s coverage:
As part of the ongoing Heads Together campaign, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge has opened up about his mental health and discussed the death of his mother with GQ’s Alastair Campbell, a self-described “old leftie Republican”. In a wide-ranging conversation the Duke reveals his determination to get the nation talking more about emotions and feelings.
“I’ve been really shocked how many people live in fear and in silence because of their mental illness.”
“Smashing the taboo is our biggest aim. We cannot go anywhere much until that is done. People can’t access services till they feel less ashamed, so we must tackle the taboo, the stigma, for goodness sake, this is the 21st century.”
“I cannot understand how families, even behind closed doors, still find it so hard to talk about it. I am shocked we are so worried about saying anything about the true feelings we have.”
And talking about the 20th anniversary of the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
“I am in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better.
“I would like to have had her advice. I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her.”
The organization’s primary goal is removing the stigma associated with mental health issues. Below, the three royals at last May’s launch.
If interested in how Heads Together is doing after its first year there is an update on the charity’s website.
A few bullet points:
- “More than £8.5m has been raised so far towards helping us all talk about our mental health without fear and get the support we need.”
- “Later this year we will set out plans to invest in a number of programmes designed to fill gaps in support currently available so that people can get the help they need, when and where they need it.”
- “749 #TeamHeadsTogether runners took on the marathon and thousands more wore their headbands in support of the campaign.”
For a look at some Heads Together’s accomplishment’s click here.
In terms of what Kate wore for the photo, it looks like it could be the same sweater she wore to the Farms for City Children engagement earlier this month.
There are two lightweight cashmere tees offered: the ‘Italian Featherweight Cashmere Long Sleeve T-Shirt” is a 14-gauge knit available in four colors priced at $129.99. That piece in the 12-gauge knit is priced from $99 to $149 depending upon color; using promo code SWEET on either style lowers the price substantially. J. Crew is also offering free shipping online as of Monday evening; I don’t know if that will remain the case after the holiday.
The only item we can see clearly is the Mappin & Webb Empress pendant shown below as worn with another garment.
We have a little bit more info on the children’s wardrobes (a *very* little bit) over at What Kate’s Kids Wore.
One other quick note about the dress Kate wore for Pippa’s wedding.
I received an email from Maggie; she wanted to let us know there is a sewing pattern for those who want to try creating their own version of the Alexander McQueen frock worn by the Duchess. It is offered by Australian indie designer pattern site StyleARC.com.
Thank you to Maggie for letting us know about the pattern. In a comment, Nancy asked if we knew of more sewing patterns for repliKates. I remember seeing several over the years, but thought I would ask all of you if you know of any, it could be a fun topic for a future post.
We will see you later this week!