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A simple conversation can make a big difference this mental health awareness week EMILY FORD STUFFA simple conversation can make a big difference this mental health awareness week
Stacy Diaz | 11 October, 2018, 03:43

However, proving that even princesses have off-days, we have to say we're not too sure about her latest attire.

It's the royal couple's first joint public duty since Kate gave birth to Prince Louis on 23 April.

William and Kate have always been involved in mental health initiatives through their Heads Together campaign.

This time around, Kate swapped out her usual clutch in favour of a sand-colored, crocodile-stamped Mayfair handbag from Aspinal of London, which coordinated with her heels. The evening is a poignant one for Prince William's wife, as it's her first visit since becoming the museum's patron in March.

The summit saw political figures, academics and policymakers discuss issues surrounding mental health, with the event working to help countries work together to address said issues.

The Duke and Duchess viewed a work stream on "Children, Young People and the Next Generation" where they listened to presentations on two case studies of active mental health programmes in Slovenia and the US. The initiative was started by Dixon Chibanda and teaches the women to become lay health workers.

Kate and William also met with Dairo Vargas, a contemporary fine artist from Columbia, who is creating an original piece of art at the summit, inspired by the day's events.

The duchess first showed off the Emilia Wickstead dress on a trip to Germany previous year.

The next appearance for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is expected to be at the wedding of William and Harry's cousin, Princess Eugenie, when she marries Jack Brooksbank on October 12.