The Princess of Wales once again rocked business chic in a suit as she visited a charity in East London this morning.
Kate, 41, donned a jacket and trousers for her sixth consecutive public engagement as she created a corporate, executive style for herself.
Looking radiant in a £750 Roland Mouret jacket with a boxy fitted jacket and flared trousers, she wore her thick brunette locks in tousled blow-dried curls as she visited Streets of Growth, a not-for-profit youth intervention charity which runs outreach programs for at-risk children who there is a risk of involvement in criminal activity.
On arrival at the charity’s headquarters, the Princess met frontline staff who work with young people at risk of crime, or those who have already experienced harm or trauma, helping them by setting them up for specialist intervention coaching.
Speaking to a team of frontline workers, Royal said: “Young people are judged by their outward behavior but you have to understand their story.
“They probably haven’t seen trusting relationships in their lives, so it’s so important.”
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Kate appeared in high spirits during her latest royal engagement as she met students and young people involved in the project
The princess said she would like to “connect the dots” with her early childhood work and the importance of meeting families and young people before they reach “crisis point”.
She said: “I love the fact that you go into communities, the kids are so isolated, they’re at home with these huge problems.”
Many Streets of Growth staff were once helped by its programs and have since returned to the charity to pay for the support and coaching they received in their younger years.
The charity specializes in targeted outreach programs for young people aged 15-25 to re-engage them in the community.
Since its inception in 2001, it has changed the lives of over 5,000 young people.
Streets of Growth was founded by Diane Peters after a research visit to the American city of Boston, where she was inspired by the work of an organization called Roca.
The mother of three listened intently during her visit to the not-for-profit youth intervention charity, which runs outreach programs for at-risk children at risk of involvement in crime.
The Princess of Wales donned another suit for her sixth consecutive public engagement as she visited Streets of Growth in East London.
Princess Kate wore her thick brunette locks in ringlets as she visited a youth charity in East London.
The princess held a round table discussion with women in a mother-daughter group
The Princess met mums and daughters helped by the service to see some of the shoes and jewelery they had made in the creative workshops.
One of the girls said: ‘Doing these workshops has really helped – I used to be so shy, I didn’t really talk.’
Kate said: “What is so fantastic is that there is an organization in the community that works with the whole family in this way.
“It’s the tools and the skills and the ability to express yourself. All these things are what so many people like this and the country need.
“It’s also meeting families and young people before they get to crisis point and there’s a huge amount of intervention that can be done.”
Mother-of-three Kate seemed to have a natural rapport with mothers and daughters at the charity.
During the discussion, the princess appeared passionate about the cause of Streets of Growth
One staff member told her: ‘Sometimes they don’t know they need help. Young people often don’t even want to know us, it means that we show up every day. They are very vulnerable.”
Speaking to actor and charity patron Eddie Marsam, she said: “The problem is that so many young people don’t have access to services like this, we need to get it up and down the country.
“It’s possible they’ll change that.”
The charity’s founder Darren Way said Kate would ‘put you at ease’ and added that after her visit ‘the sky is the limit’ in their mission to help more vulnerable young people.
In December last year, when the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the East Coast city to host the Earthshot Awards, the royal couple visited Roca.
The princess joined mother and daughter as they made, made espadrilles from scraps of fabric
The princess looked deep in conversation as she chatted to frontline staff who work with vulnerable young people
Kate heard about the ways staff are using neuroscience-based techniques to help children and young people in their care
The princess cut a corporate figure in a camel suit with a tailored boxy blazer and wide flared trousers
Princess Kate met senior staff at the youth organisation, many of whom were helped by her support workers when they were younger
The princess was chatting with some of the staff at the organization, which had recently moved into a newer, larger space
Building on a Roca-esque model, Streets of Growth uses neuroscience and cognitive skills to train its own professionals and help young people using its services break negative patterns of behaviour. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage them to play a central role in building thriving communities.
The charity involves police and youth teams within the community, as well as social services, schools and colleges, plus housing associations that can run properties where young people using the charity can live.
Streets of Growth operates a model of appropriate bridging interventions that takes into account children’s lifestyle, environment, education and career.
The charity has recently moved to new premises in East London, funded by Unite Students. The new headquarters has helped Streets of Growth increase its capacity in the area, enabling it to cater to more young people.
Kate’s visit is her second solo engagement in as many days, following a trip to the Royal Navy base in Yeovilton on Monday.
The Princess wore a £549 black Holland Cooper jacket with gold button details, which she has worn before, paired with trousers and black Gianvito Rossi chunky pumps, £650, while visiting the Royal Navy Air Station in Yeovilton .
Kate, who has been Chief Commodore of the Fleet Air Arm since last month, styled her long, thick brunette locks into bouncy blowout waves, with her new 70s-style bangs framing her face perfectly.
The mother-of-three showed off her natural beauty, wearing simple make-up with a hint of blush, a nude lip and a bronze eye, accessorizing with Kiki McDonough teardrop white topaz earrings.
While visiting an aircraft hangar, Kate laughed as she tried on a lifejacket and inflated it while wearing it around her neck. Elsewhere during her visit, she chatted with staff in the air traffic control tower before having the opportunity to try out the flight simulator.