Kate Middleton made a poignant fashion statement while attending a World Mental Health Day forum focused on youth emotional wellbeing.
The Princess of Wales chose a yellow blazer for the October 11 event and a special pair of earrings that paid tribute to a young woman who tragically passed away.
The jewelry carried personal significance, underscoring Kate’s devotion to removing stigmas around mental health.
Kate Middleton’s styling on World Mental Health Day
Kate opted for a bright yellow tailored blazer model ‘Mya’ by LK Bennett which is priced at over $400.
She paired the eye-catching jacket with a black Roland Mouret top and pants.
In terms of footwear, she wore a pair of Russell & Bromley 100-point heeled pumps.
However, it was her choice of accessories that conveyed a heartfelt message.
Kate’s gold star-shaped earrings were designed in memory of 17-year-old Issy Phipps, a young woman who committed suicide earlier this year.
Phipps was an avid rugby player who competed at the national level for England’s under-18 touch rugby team.
The earrings, dubbed “Issy Stars,” were created by Phipps’ cousin Sophie McGown and given to Kate in June when she visited the Maidenhead Rugby Club for her Shaping Us initiative.
There she met with Sarah Renton, Phipps’ coach, who gifted Kate the meaningful jewelry.
Proceeds from the earrings support the mental health charity Brave Minds.
By wearing the touching tribute, Kate highlighted the lasting impact of Phipps’ life and her family’s efforts to honor her legacy.
During the forum held by the Royal Foundation, Kate gave a speech emphasizing the importance of building emotional resilience in youth.
She commended the attendees, stating “As a generation, you value and talk more about your mental health than any before you – something we truly admire and applaud.”
William also participated, in the couple-led workshops for young delegates focused on managing emotions, developing relationships, and driving community action for mental health.
The event aligned with the royals’ larger goals of encouraging open dialogue around mental health.