Kensington Palace has been releasing a slew of new videos this week for the Heads Together campaign. This morning, they released the longest yet, a 6min+ that focuses on William, Harry and Kate discussing the reasons that led them to shine the spotlight on mental health and launch Heads Together.
Watch The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in conversation on mental health for @heads_together #oktosay pic.twitter.com/417gqyqzk0— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 21, 2017
Kate briefly highlights "the first few days" with little George and the struggle the couple had in adjusting. She says, "Do you remember up in Anglesey, so we'd had our couple of weeks of family support and then you were keen to get back to your work, and I was 'yeah, I'll come with you!' so we scooted off back to Anglesey." In the video Kate says Anglesey, and it might be confusing, but she is talking about the time the couple spent in Bucklebury with the Middletons. You will recall that when George was born the Cambridges went straight to Middleton Manor where they remained for several weeks. The pictures released from those first few days were taken by Michael Middleton in the Middletons' garden:
As Kate says in the video, when it came time for William to get back to work, she went with him back to their Anglesey cottage, and there ensued, according to Kate, and to reports at the time, a challenging learning curve for the new couple. It didn't take them too long to enlist the help of Jessie Webb, but I am sure these two were still on night duty with George, who was reportedly a fussy baby. In August of that year they said goodbye to their island home at the Ring O Fire Marathon launch, but it sounds like that last summer has a special place in their hearts both from joy and from hard won survival. ;)
Also this morning, the Duke and Duchess made a surprise appearance at the BBC 1 Radio studio. Here is a short clip of their surprise entrance!
SURPRISE! @AdeleRoberts gets a special visit from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ahead of her London Marathon run for @Heads_Together ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tCo6ZoMc6W— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) April 21, 2017
To the excitement of many, many fans, Kate wore her first pair of dress slacks!!
This is another Heads Together promotion, and they were on hand to "surprise" DJ Adele Roberts who is running the London Marathon for their mental health initiative.
The couple were live on the radio according to multiple sources,
although I haven't heard that broadcast. Apparently the discussed a range of personal tidbits. The two discussed their love for take-out and tv, something we have definitely heard about over the years. As far back as their time at Anglesey I remember stories of cozy nights in front of Downton, and now the couple enjoy Homeland and Game of Thrones. Kate reminded us all not to text and drive:
CONFIRMED: The Duke of Cambridge has texted in to Radio 1 and has received not one, but two on air shoutouts! 😱 pic.twitter.com/B48CsgIqHR— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) April 21, 2017
After their radio interview, William and Kate stayed on to announce the official chart of top songs, which was recorded and will air later:
It's time for the #OfficialChart with @GregJames...and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! YES. REALLY. 😱— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) April 21, 2017
Listen 👉 https://t.co/48RuyAdouO pic.twitter.com/U7S4DdDBSt
Kate's Closet did a quick ID on the Duchess's top. It is Temperley London's Cypre Pointelle Frill Top.
The Duke and Duchess are pictured here in the studio and you can get a view of the back.
For a variety of reasons, I never did get back to the blog last night to update the post. I spent my allotted royal watching time on another matter. I might find a moment for a mental health break and update it today, or it might be casualty of circumstances. I am sorry and can only say to you what I am saying to myself at this point...summer is just a few weeks away. :)