Catherine reveals secret talent in first joint appearance with William since maternity leave

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  • At the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first public appearance together since Catherine returned from maternity leave, the couple both showed a flair for painting.

    Appearing on Tuesday at the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, in London’s South Bank, the pair both showed off their creative streak as they added strokes of paint to an artists work.

    The Summit is an initiative which aims to help improve mental health around the world. They were joined by political figures, policy makers and experts to discuss mental health, ahead of today’s World Mental health day. The subject is something that both Catherine and William are passionate about, as the head up their charity Heads Together.


    During the summit, the royal couple heard presentations of active mental health programmes from Slovenia and the US. They also had the chance to meet young people who are dealing with mental health issues.

    The Duke and Duchess also viewed the work of Dairo Vargas, a Columbian artist who had been selected to paint a piece on the day – around the day’s events.

    Catherine, who is not shy to the art world, being a history of art graduate, was asked by the painter to add a stroke of paint to the artwork. William and her both giggled as they added their strokes to the painting.

    Fans were also quick to notice that Catherine was wearing a dress which we have seen before. The lilac A-line dress by designer Emlia Wickstead was worn last year when she toured Hamburg.While William was also wearing the same suit he wore in Hamburg.

    Catherine paired the dress with nude pumps, a crocodile Aspinal of London handbag and Mappin & Webb jewellery. They included white gold, diamond drop earrings and a 15mm pendant.


    It was only Catherine’s second royal engagement since she gave birth to Prince Louis in April. Last week she visited the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington West London. The school is for inner city children to plant vegetables and enjoy the outdoors.

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