Primped, polished, and all business! Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton met with addicted prisoners at a rehab center in Woking, England, on Friday, Sept. 25, stepping out for the occasion in a gray peplum suit.
The mom of two, 33, looked chic and polished in the two-piece pencil skirt and matching top. Middleton accessorized her outfit with suede pumps and a matching gray clutch, and styled her brunette tresses — new bangs included — partially pinned back.
For her private visit to the women’s prison, HMP Send, Middleton was joined by addiction charity Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, which looks to help people struggling with an addicion to drugs and alcohol.
According to a release from Kensington Palace, Prince William‘s wife met with individuals and heard about their addiction journeys, and how drug and alcohol abuse eventually landed them behind bars. The focus of her visit was largely to grasp the impact of how addiction affects families. Middleton also met with former inmates and RAPt program graduates who were able to overcome their past issues and look ahead to a clean future.
Following her visit, the Duchess reflected about what she had learned from the prisoners and their struggles. “I was reminded today how addictions lie at the heart of so many social issues and how substance misuse can play such a destructive role in vulnerable people’s lives. I saw again today that a failure to intervene early in life to tackle mental health problems and other challenges can have profound consequences for people throughout their lives,” she said.
“I am grateful to the women I met for sharing their difficult personal stories with me,” the Duchess concluded. “It is encouraging to learn how organizations like RAPt are offering specialist support to help people break the cycle of addiction and look forward to a positive and crime-free life.”
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