The Princess of Wales appeared in high spirits this morning as she visited an organization supporting fathers in north London.
Kate, 41, looked chic in a £725 ‘Lotus’ striped cashmere sweater from Erdem, which she has worn several times.
She paired the look with dark blue jeans and a khaki jacket as she visited the Dadvengers group.
The visit was part of their ongoing project “Shaping Us,” which focuses on the important early years of childhood.
Founded in 2020, Dadvengers aims to provide the same support offered to mothers, with a particular focus on mental health.
The Princess of Wales appeared in high spirits this morning as she visited an organization supporting fathers in north London. Pictured with Grayson Stevenson (centre), 5, and his father Mark Stevenson (left) at the Arnos Arms during a visit to Dadvengers, a community for fathers and their children, in Arnos Grove, north London
The Princess of Wales meets group members at the Arnos Arms during a visit to Dadvengers, a community for fathers and their children
The Princess of Wales pictured taking a dad walk in the local park during a visit to ‘Dadvengers’
The organization offers online training programs, podcasts and dad walks to help new parents feel more equipped for parenthood.
The Princess of Wales took part in one of the group’s ‘Dad Walks’ in Arnos Grove today – where she showed off her natural ease with children.
At one point, the royal was seen kneeling down to hold a teenager’s hand and laughing with a father who was holding his two children in both arms.
The Princess was accompanied on her visit by DJ and songwriter Jax Jones, one of the champions of the Shaping Us campaign.
Nigel Clarke, founder of Dadvengers, said: “Fathers play a hugely important role in their children’s lives from the very beginning.”
“Dads can get involved even before their baby is born, and Dadvengers is committed to supporting them in a way that works for them.”
“We provide them with information and advice to look after their own wellbeing, whilst supporting them to build the caring relationships and environments that we know are so important in the very early years of their children’s lives.”
“That’s what Dadvengers is all about.”
Kate has previously described the Shaping Us initiative as her “life’s work”.
During the walk, the Queen showed her natural ease with children, which aims to instill a stronger sense of community in fathers
Pictured: The Princess of Wales proudly showed off her poppy as she took part in the Dad Walk in north London
Dadvengers is primarily an online community that supports fathers on their journey through parenthood
At a launch event in January, the king said: “The campaign is fundamentally about shining a spotlight on the crucial importance of early childhood and how it shapes the adults we become.”
“During this time we lay the foundations and building blocks for life.” And then we learn to understand ourselves, understand others and understand the world in which we live.
“That’s why it’s important to not only understand the unique significance of our earliest years, but also what we can all do to help raise future generations of happy, healthy adults.”
The initiative is a long-term project of the Princess that begins with a child’s development and the importance of the formative years.
The Princess of Wales beamed as she spoke to this father today, who was holding his two young children
At one point, the king was seen kneeling down to hold a youth’s hand
The mother-of-three, 41, looked chic in a white and black striped thin knit sweater, dark blue jeans and a khaki jacket
Dadvengers has a strong focus on mental wellbeing and supports new fathers in a variety of ways, including online training programs, podcasts and, more recently, in-person Dad Walks
The Princess of Wales beamed when a teenager shyly looked away from her after the “Dad Walk”.
It will explore “the importance of a child’s social and emotional world” in more depth, as well as the importance of relationships, “environment and experiences.”
“And of course, as adults, we are better able to do our part to positively shape future generations by understanding our own childhoods – what shaped our own beliefs, relationships, behaviors and feelings,” Kate added.
Today’s engagement sheds light on a cause that is undoubtedly close to Kate’s heart – as her younger brother James Middleton announced last week that he had welcomed his first children with wife Alizee Thevenet.
The 36-year-old entrepreneur and the 33-year-old French financier were spotted strolling with the newborn in Notting Hill on Tuesday.
The baby – whose gender has not yet been revealed – is the first cousin of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as the niece or nephew of Kate and William.
Princess Kate’s brother James Middleton has welcomed his first child with his wife Alizee Thevenet
The parents have kept the exact details and birth date of the baby secret. He or she is believed to have given birth in recent weeks, as James posted a photo of his then-pregnant wife on September 12 to celebrate their anniversary and proclaim: “The best is yet to come.”
Already a doting father, James fit in perfectly with the West London set as he pushed a £795 Silver Cross stroller while wearing an autumnal ensemble of navy chinos, brown boots and a green jacket.
He added a yellow scarf to spice up the look, while Alizee proved she was one in a double denim look with a blue shirt and jeans, which she paired with a brown suede coat and a 1970s-style fur vest cool mother is.