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Duchess of Cambridge turns journalist for children's charity

Published 15/01/2016

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Britain's Duchess of Cambridge is inviting reporters into Kensington Palace in February (16) as she turns journalist for The Huffington Post UK.

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge is to guest edit The Huffington Post UK to raise awareness for children's mental health.

The 34-year-old royal supports various causes within her role as a princess and is frequently busy attending charitable events. In February (16) she's to get even more hands on, as Catherine will reside over the posts on the British website. She'll be commissioning content from the likes of experts, teachers and parents, with the hope of drawing attention towards the mental wellbeing of youngsters. She will be inviting journalists into Kensington Palace, with a spokesperson confirming the news.

"The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent year," they said in a statement. "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."

In return, Huffington Post UK editor-in-chief Stephen Hull can't wait to work alongside Catherine. In 2013 the mother-of-two and wife of Prince William became a patron for charity Place2Be, which provides therapeutic and emotional services in primary and secondary schools for pupils who need support. Some of the issues tackled are bullying, domestic violence and bereavement.

"We are thrilled that The Duchess of Cambridge is joining the HuffPost UK team for a day as a guest editor," Stephen smiled. "Dealing with mental health issues has been a major editorial focus for us and I'm very excited to be working together on such an important project."

In 2015 Catherine filmed an emotional message as part of Place2Be to coincide with Children's Mental Health Week. She mentioned her husband William during her talk, and shared their concern.

"Both William and I sincerely believe that early action can prevent problems in childhood from turning into larger ones later in life," she said during the clip.

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