Kate Middleton Delivers Powerful Message in New Video (While Surrounded By Pictures of Her Family)

Kate Middleton is taking a moment to share an important message with those suffering from addiction in honor of Addiction Awareness Week. The Princess of Wales sat down in a personal setting and delivered a powerful speech in a brand-new video. And several keen observers pointed out that the royal was joined by her husband, Prince William, and their children (in photo form, that is).

Earlier this week, Princess Catherine delivered a personal video message showing her support for the “Taking Action on Addiction” campaign. She said in the clip, “Addiction is a serious mental health condition that can happen to anyone, no matter what age, gender, race or nationality. As Patron of The Forward Trust, I have met many people who have suffered from the effects of addiction.”

She continued, “Attitudes to addiction are changing. But we are not there yet, and we need to be. Still, the shame of addiction is stopping people and families asking for help and people are still tragically losing their lives. We as a society need to recognize that the only way to help those suffering is to try and understand what has led them to addiction, to empathize with them and to be compassionate to their struggles.”

As People pointed out, many noticed the princess was surrounded by pictures of her family. In the background, there was a 2020 family Christmas card that featured Princess Cathrine, Prince William and their children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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It’s nice to see Princess Catherine adding a personal touch to a highly important issue.

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