Kate Middleton and Prince William recently attended a mental fitness seminar. The event, timed to coincide with World Mental Health Day, was held at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Marlow. The couple not only mingled with guests at the celebration, but also took part in sessions that aim to build resilience.
Kate arrived at the event in a casual look – a white T-shirt, jeans, jacket and comfortable trainers. Middleton completed the outfit with gold earrings, which are very important to her. The jewellery was presented to Prince William’s wife by the mother of the girl who committed suicide at the age of 17. William came to the seminar wearing a blue shirt, jumper and sneakers.
The Duchess took part in the games with her spouse. Catherine took off her jacket to feel more free. Middleton noted that the injury she received on the trampoline with her children is still making itself felt. Two of Kate’s fingers were bandaged. This did not prevent her from actively participating in the competition.
First, the spouses played netball. This sport is traditionally considered a female sport. Players need to score points by hitting the ball into the ring. Middleton diligently wanted to beat William. Then the Duke and Duchess played a game of goalball. It’s a competition for visually impaired athletes. The couple were blindfolded so they could feel the emotions that blind people feel. William had to catch the projectile. However, Kate managed to score a goal and cause a storm of applause.
After that, the spouses changed places, now Catherine stood on the goal. William needed more time to orientate himself. As a result – Middleton managed to reflect the goal. Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds and Commonwealth netball champion Ama Agbese were also in attendance. They told the royal family how the programme helps and supports young athletes.