Safety first! Duchess Kate stepped into a face mask to attend an event in the UK for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 38-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing a flower-printed face cover on Tuesday, August 4 Baby Basics UK headquartered in Sheffield, England. The mother of three’s protective mask protruded against her white short-sleeved dress with gray heels.
During a meeting with a number of employees of Bay Basics UK, a volunteer project given to families struggling to support their newborns, the Duchess held up the reusable mask. She was photographed with it while unloading boxes outside, where she also wore an apron from the organization.
The royal family, who previously attended events with social distance requirements, also met families on the site and listened to their stories.
“We are honored to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is supporting baby sofas and vulnerable families in the UK by launching a new initiative with us today,” organization wrote on their website on Tuesday.
Kate’s trip to Sheffield was part of the Duchess’s efforts to give back to the vulnerable families with new babies across the country.
“The Duchess of Cambridge has brought together 19 British brands and retailers to donate more than 10,000 new items to over 40 baby sofas in the UK,” announced the Kensington Royal Instagram page Tuesday. “The Duchess helped unpack donations at Baby Basics UK in Sheffield before talking to parents about how baby sofas have given them invaluable support when they needed it most.”
Kate previously visited the Baby Basics site in West Norfolk, where she “ packed Moses baskets of gear, ” the charity reported on her website.
The Duchess admitted on Tuesday that she was crying after returning from her previous trip to a baby sofa.
“It can get very emotional,” she said. “I remember some of the families I met from King’s Lynn and I went home and literally burst into tears, their stories were so moving. The struggles they endured, the courage they showed … in extraordinary circumstances. Helping their families through extraordinary times. ‘
The future queen, who has also been seen alongside prince william and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, who applauded caregivers and frontline workers who delivered food to the needy, also mentioned the positive actions she has seen today.
“It was great at the closing, wasn’t it? About the way everyone is knitting, and actually it’s those little volunteer activities that everyone can contribute to that makes such a difference, ”she said. “That intergenerational support system was great. It’s great to know that you can make such a big difference to another family. ‘
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