We’re back with a brief piece covering a video call Kensington Palace released a clip from tonight. It shows the Duke and Duchess chatting with participants in a program run by Future Men, an organization that “supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men.”
More from The Mirror’s story:
Future Men provides a range of courses that help with different aspects of fatherhood, from enhancing father-child relationships to teaching practical and emotional approaches to enable dads to take care of themselves, their partner and baby.
The men described their experiences of fatherhood from dealing with their child’s sleeping patterns to being a positive role model when Kate asked them about the challenges of family life especially during lockdown.
A clip from the call.
🦸♂️ “We need to be easier on ourselves as men and dads…we don’t have to be superheroes.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met beneficiaries of @FutureMenUK’s Fathers Programmes, which help fathers develop their confidence as parents at every stage of their child’s development. pic.twitter.com/mnVtqt0L2q
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 21, 2020
The Future Men site notes, “We support boys and men from childhood to 25+ to help them become dynamic and healthy future men. Through our practice-led services, we encourage boys and men to explore, celebrate and build on the seven characteristics that we believe contribute to positive masculinity. These are:
Back to The Mirror’s piece:
The Duchess said: “Being able to maintain and form relationships throughout life is such a vital skill.
“Dads play such an important role it shouldn’t be a bad thing to reach out for help and advice. So it’s great that services like this are out there.”
When William asked the dads, if being a father was valued by their communities and wider society, and Darren Smith, married with a son called Messiah, said: “I have a strong belief that, especially for me being a younger dad, I think that I have a strong impact on you know, the community, the society around me…
“We’re superheroes to these kids, we’re their role models. You know, they look at us as ‘Ok, I want to be like, daddy’. My son tells me everyday ‘daddy, I want to be like you’.”
Another view of the call.
From The Telegraph’s story:
“Because I worry an awful lot, a lot of dads out there who just don’t know what to do, and they don’t know where to go. And they may not have such good – either grounding, foundations or support around them to be able to know what to do.”
Now for our quick look at what Kate wore on the call.
It looks like she was in a piece from the MICHAEL Michael Kors line.
It is the brand’s Medallion Silk-Blend Jacquard Blouse ($117, available in very limited sizes on Net-a-Porter’s US site), done in a bend of silk/viscose. The piece has a relaxed fit with gathers at the yoke, slightly puffed sleeves, a point collar, and buttons at the cuff. The blouse is shown as being available in XL on the UK site, but it is full price (£175, roughly $230). It is also available at Italist ($189.95 with free express worldwide shipping).
There is also an Asymmetric Ruffled Midi Skirt in the same print ($112.50 on the US site), although I am not suggesting the Duchess is wearing this. The skirt is shown as available on the UK site, but it is priced at £225 (about$299).