The Duchess sported a new knit top at today’s event with runners taking part in Sunday’s London Marathon.
This year the official Marathon Charity is Heads Together, the organization started by Harry, Kate and William that is focused on ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
The Duchess hosted some of the Team Heads Together racers at Kensington Palace this afternoon.
It was a gorgeous day in London.
All 39000 race entrants will receive one of the blue Heads Together headbands in their race packet, but they’re also adorning inanimate objects.
This is one of the 70 mailboxes that will be wrapped with a Heads Together band in honor of the race.
They’re even being used as accessories by some not-quite-real-royals.
Kate, Harry and William will be cheering on runners, as well as getting the race started. From the London Marathon site:
Runners in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon will be given a Royal send-off on Sunday 23 April when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be the event’s official race starters, along with double Olympic rowing gold medallists Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.
The three Royals will push a giant red button at exactly 10:00 to send 35 elite men and more than 39,000 mass race runners on their 26.2-mile journey from Shooters Hill in south east London to Westminster.
William and Harry have been busy this week with events tied into the Mental Health theme in the run-up to Sunday’s race. Yesterday Prince William did a Facetime call with Lady Gaga.
— Heads Together (@heads_together) April 18, 2017
And Prince Harry did an extensive interview for a podcast with The Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon.
Describing the “quite serious effect” that losing his mother had on his personal and professional life, he tells how living in the public eye left him feeling he could be “very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions”.
The 30-minute conversation is one of the most candid insights into the innermost thoughts of a modern young member of the Royal family.
Bryony Gordon for the first episode of her podcast, Mad World, in which she will interview high-profile guests about their mental health experiences.
Now to what Kate wore for the Palace get-together.
Kate’s top is available in other colors ($280). UPDATE: There’s good news for those interested in purchasing the top. Thursday on Twitter Giulia reported that the retailer told her the sweater will be restocked soon.
You may recall that Kate has a suit from Luisa Spagnoli we have seen several times.
The Duchess wore her Superga Cotu Classic sneakers. We show them at Nordstrom ($64.95).
Kate wore her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings.
I’m thinking Kate must have been taping something for future broadcast, you can see the mic at the neckline of her sweater. UPDATE: I believe Kate was miced for an ITV story about the campaign and Marathon. This link doesn’t take you directly to the story, but if you search for “Kate Hosts Heads Together Runners at Kensington Palace” you should be able to view the piece.
- The London Marathon website is here; the organization’s Facebook page is here; the Twitter feed is here and Instagram feed here
- The Heads Together website may be seen here; the group’s Facebook page is here; the Twitter feed is here and Instagram feed here