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Kate will be guest editing an online paper - guess what she'll be talking about

15 January 2016
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After a magical Christmas season with her young family, the Duchess of Cambridge will continue her crusade to help other young children. The Duchess, née Kate Middleton, will guest edit the UK edition of online news site The Huffington Post for a day in mid-February to highlight the importance of mental health in young people.

Her focus will be highlighting the inspiring work being done by parents, teachers, researchers and professionals on mental health issues around the country.

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The Duchess will welcome the online team to Kensington Palace in February

Since having Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the royal mother has stepped up her efforts in this area. Just before Christmas, Kate visited the Anna Freud Centre, which helps children with serious behavioural issues, joining in with a drumming lesson as part of their end-of-term celebrations.

Accompanied by Prince William, she also took part in the ICAP Charity Day, a fundraising event in the City where they turned brokers for the day. The couple helped raise money for Place2Be, one of Kate's patronages which provides counselling for children in schools.

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The royals visit a youth project to find out more about the problem of bullying

By February, two-year-old George should be settled at nursery school – allowing his mother to turn her attention to the work that has become increasingly important to her.

He is attending the Westacre Montessori School in the village of East Walton in Norfolk, near their country base Anmer Hall. A royal source has told HELLO! that on the tiny future King's first day last week, both his parents dropped him off and "it seems all went well".

In a recent interview, William gave a clue about how their children have affected their outlook recently saying that he is "a lot more emotional" since becoming a father.

He told Ant and Dec: "Now the smallest little things (affect me). You well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father."

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Kate has made mental health in children a central plank of her public duties

His wife must feel the same, which is why the guest editing spot is one of her first projects of the year.

A Kensington Palace Spokesperson said: "The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent years. She is delighted that The Huffington Post will help put a spotlight on this important issue.

"The Duchess will be commissioning contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sector as well as from young people, parents, and teachers. We look forward to welcoming The Huffington Post team to Kensington Palace next month."

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