By Emma Dooney
Kate Middleton wore a special outfit to mark International Women's Day during her video call with a record-breaking sailor, Jasmine Harrison.
- Kate Middleton teamed up with British retailer Boden to mark this year's International Women's Day.
- The Duchess of Sussex's pink blouse has helped to raise funds for the Prince's Trust's campaign to empower girls and women.
- In other royal news, the reason Prince William and Kate Middleton sleep separately when traveling by train has been revealed.
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We may still be in lockdown, but that didn’t stop Kate Middleton from celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day in style.
The Duchess of Cambridge marked the annual occasion by wearing a pink blouse by Boden while she video-chatted with Jasmine Harrison, who broke the record as the youngest woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean last month.
The fitted pussy-bow blouse, which retails at £80, is currently sold out in Kate's pretty peach shade but is available in a stunning blue and red paisley print.
The publicity has helped to boost a worthy cause that promotes gender equality, with Boden donating £1 to the Prince’s Trust ‘Change A Girl’s Life’ for every order made on the 8th of March. The campaign, which is backed by 72 brands, seeks to empower disadvantaged women through tailored programs and long-term support.
Kate’s meaningful garment was a perfect choice for her virtual meeting with 21-year-old Jasmine, who completed her voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days, 3 hours, and 48 minutes on February 20. The duchess praised the young athlete for her commitment and courage, before asking her all about the training process for the race. "I think you're such an inspiration to lots of young women out there," she said.
Kate also discussed the issue of mental health with Jasmine, and how her perseverance sets a positive example for other women.
"To do a challenge like this, it needs all the elements and all those positive sides to our mental health and our minds to see a challenge like this through," she said. "And it's rare to see such an amazing display of that through the challenge that you've just done, and it should be really celebrated.”
Mental health has long been a subject close to Kate’s heart. She and Prince William set up their Heads Together campaign in 2017, to destigmatize psychological illnesses and provide information on mental health services to the public.
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