Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are currently in lockdown with their children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — due to the coronavirus.
Virtually, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has been able to carry out most of her duties as a senior member of the Royal Family.
Kate has been talking to staff members of multiple institutions, associations, and charities. The Duchess has grown fond of one her patronages — Action on Addiction’s The Brink Cafe.
The organization was often applauded for its work with people struggling with drug, alcohol, and other substance addiction.
The Duchess of Cambridge recently delivered a passionate speech to the patients and workers.
She said this: “Action on Addiction was one of my very first patronages and very close to my heart. I’m hugely passionate about the support it provides, especially for parents, children and families who suffer from, or through addiction, and in some ways, it was the catalyst for my interest in early childhood development too.”
Prince William’s wife was recently left heartbroken upon learning that Action on Addiction’s The Brink Cafe was forced to close down because of the cCOVID-19 pandemic.
Action on Addiction announced the sad news in a statement that read: “Due to the financial impact of COVID-19, The Brink Cafe, Liverpool, will not reopen, but our full range of therapeutic addictions services for individuals and families in Liverpool will continue. These services, which are funded by Liverpool City Council and other trusts and foundations, are unaffected by the decision to close The Brink Cafe, and we thank them for their continued support.”
Action on Addiction took the opportunity to thank the Duchess of Cambridge’s for her support in a message that read: “As patron of the charity, the Duchess has played a pivotal role in promoting the practical solutions we have developed to enable ever more people to live their lives free from addiction and also in challenging the stigma that surrounds it. The Duchess’s experience with Action on Addiction has helped lay the groundwork for her work and understanding of mental health and is currently helping inform her work in developing a major project around support for children in their earliest years.”
It went on to say: “Over the course of the last seven years, Her Royal Highness has visited all our services and has met many of the people we have worked with, as well as some former clients who have moved their lives on in recovery following completion of one of our treatment programs. We are incredibly grateful to the Duchess for her invaluable support in helping to maximize the reach and impact of Action on Addiction so that we can help more of the people and families who are suffering from addiction, eradicate the stigma associated with it and, ultimately, save more lives.”
Some have applauded Kate’s approach to the issues.