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Wrapping up against the winter chill, the Princess of Wales pulled on a classic L.K.Bennett Darwin jacket – a chic shearling number which has been in her wardrobe for over a decade – and a favourite fair isle knit jumper by Holland Cooper. The practical streak continued with a pair of slim-fit jeans, and hard-wearing brown boots by Blundstone. 

The princess joined Kemp, son of Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp, for a stroll to discuss the importance of mental health and early childhood development, as part of her new Shaping Us initiative, launched this week. Kemp, who is a champion for the royal project, touched upon how he became a public advocate for better mental health care and support following the suicide of his close friend and producer, Joe Lyons. 

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‘I know how passionate you are about mental health,’ Kate says in a short film released to promote the partnership. Kemp replies: ‘I have got into this world in a way that no one really should do. I wish I wasn’t associated with the word suicide.’ The princess continues: ‘The importance of having healthy, strong relationships in a child’s life [it is] really critical.’ She later adds: ‘This isn’t just about raising kids; it’s about shaping futures.’