The Princess wore Roland Mouret for today’s engagement at Streets of Growth in East London.
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The charity, established in 2001, specialises in targeted outreach and intervention to re-engage young people aged 15 to 25 at risk of isolation, exploitation, violence and crime.
Kate was greeted by Streets of Growth founder Darren Way and spoke of her admiration for large communal spaces and “places where everyone can come together to be creative – it’s really precious”.
The princess said an effort must be made to understand the people as individuals, before adding: “I love the fact that you’re going out into communities.”
Streets of Growth was founded on some of the practices and principles used by Roca, an urban violence prevention organization the Prince and Princess of Wales visited when they were in Boston last year.
Since its founding in 2001, Streets of Growth has helped more than 5000 young people. We learn more from The Daily Mail’s article.
Speaking with a team of frontline workers, the royal said: ‘Young people get judged on their external behaviour but you have to understand their backstory.
‘They haven’t probably seen trusting relationships in their lives so that’s so important.’
The Princess said she was keen to ‘connect the dots’ with her work in early childhood and the importance of meeting families and young people before they reach ‘crisis point’.
The Princess met with a group of mothers and daughters.
And viewed some of the jewelry and shoes they made in creative workshops put on by Streets of Growth.
We return to The Daily Mail piece.
One of the girls said: ‘Doing these workshops has really helped – I used to be so shy, I didn’t really talk.’
Kate said: ‘What’s so fantastic is there’s an organisation in the community that works with a whole family in this way.
‘It’s tools and skills and being able to express yourself. All these things are what so many people like this and the country need.
‘It’s also meeting families and young people before they get to crisis point and there’s a huge amount of intervention that can be done.’
The Princess took part in a mental health workshop.
We return to The Evening Standard piece.
She joined three young people engaged in a mental health session styled as a podcast, with topics including social media and body image under discussion.
The Princess met actor Eddie Marsan, who is the charity’s patron.
And posed for photos, including a selfie.
Now for our look at what Kate wore to the engagement, a custom suit by Roland Mouret. The single-breasted jacket has angled flap pockets, peaked lapels, and a slight flare at the cuff. The trousers have a side zipper and flat front.
It looked like the Princess accessorized with her Gianvito 105 Bisque Suede Pumps ($795), shown here when worn to Wimbledon in July.
We saw the return of the Kiki McDonough Cushion Citrine Detachable Drops (£900) suspended from unidentified plain hoops, shown as worn for yesterday’s engagement.
I will close the post with one more photo from today.
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Richard Palmer of The Express posted several videos on Twitter.
The Princess of Wales is visiting Streets of Growth, a not-for-profit youth intervention charity in east London which is working to transform the lives of young people at risk of becoming trapped in a cycle of isolation, exploitation, violence and criminality. pic.twitter.com/ThJXQyx1lG
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) September 19, 2023