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In Pictures: William and Kate at summit to mark World Mental Health Day Kate Middleton and Prince William complete first joint engagement following Duchess' maternity leave
Gustavo Carr | 10 October, 2018, 15:26

"Within families and communities, we often remain silenced by a shame that tells us that those with mental illness are somehow less worthy or at fault for their own suffering".

She paired the outfit with nude heels and a pale lavender handbag.

The summit sees political figures, academics and policy-makers from around the world meet to discuss issues surrounding the stigma of mental health and how to better address them.

The couple were greeted by UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock as they arrived at the inaugural event, with crowds cheering as they caught a glimpse of the royal couple.

Today's inaugural summit aligns with the couple's Heads Together charity and their targeted focus on mental health awareness, and is being co-hosted by the British government and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and they watched two presentations on successful mental health programmes in the United States and Slovenia.

The royal couple met artist Dairo Vargas who created a painting especially for the Summit entitled Someone To Turn To and he gave the Duke and Duchess the opportunity to add to it. William immediately demurred and pushed Kate forward saying: 'My wife, she's the arty one!'

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The duke and duchess were greeted by Health Secretary Matt Hancock

Her husband was only delighted to make a joke and said that his wife's handiwork had nearly "ruined the picture" but as you'll see from snaps and videos of the event, she saw the amusing side of his remark.

The event is the Duchess of Cambridge's second royal engagement since returning to work following the end of her maternity leave.

Their last stop was to a Friendship Bench, part of a innovation program from Zimbabwe which aims to teach elderly Zimbabwean women the skills they need to act as city lay health workers. Avid royal-watchers may recognise the dress from her 2017 trip to Berlin.

Catherine - who also has children Prince George, five, and three-year-old Princess Charlotte - then praised the artist for his work.

Around 4,500 people take their own lives each year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death for men under 45, but most mental ill health can be identified by the age of 14.

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