The Princess of Wales has proudly displayed three framed photos of her family in a new video message offering a heartwarming message to those struggling with addiction.
In the clip, released this morning, the mother-of-three appears to speak from home as she films the campaign message to mark the first day of Addictions Awareness Week.
The royal, patron of addiction recovery charity The Forward Trust, said addiction is ‘a serious health issue’ and ‘not a choice’ in the video which launched the Action Against Addiction campaign.
Alongside a vase of flowers and a golden lamp, a selection of family photos, featuring Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince William, sit enthroned on the wooden sideboard in the back plan.
Kate Middleton today posted a message of support for those suffering from addiction, urging them not to let shame stop them from seeking help. The Princess of Wales proudly had three family photos on display in the background
The Prince and Princess of Wales exchange a loving look while wearing Chitral Scouts regimental caps during their tour of Pakistan in November 2019. This sweet image was one of three the mother-of-three exhibited
Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, pictured on their first day of school together in September 2018. This is the second image the princess chose to display for her recent video message .
Taken at their Norfolk Amner Hall home, the Prince and Princess of Wales are pictured perched on a haystack with their three children in the fall of 2020. As well as selecting her for their Christmas card that year, the prince and princess kept a framed print for their buffet
On the left, the Princess, 40, has a framed photo taken during her five-day tour of Pakistan with Prince William in November 2019.
The sweet photo shows the royal couple exchanging a loving look while wearing Chitral Scouts regimental caps.
While the Duchess of Cambridge’s printed yellow hat at the time was topped with pink peacock feathers, Prince William’s traditional headgear featured a white metal badge in the shape of a screw-horned goat.
Alongside this sweet image with her husband, Kate placed a photo of Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, on their first day at school together in September 2018.
The Princess of Wales, patron of addictions charity The Forward Trust, said addiction is “a serious health issue” and “not a choice”.
The two eldest of the couple were pictured in their matching navy and red uniforms on the steps of Kensington Palace shortly before they left for St Thomas’s Battersea.
Prince George had been attending the £20,000-a-year school in south-west London for two years when his sister joined the school in 2018.
Kate’s message of support in full
Addiction is a serious mental health problem that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or nationality.
As a patron of The Forward Trust, I have met many people who have suffered from the effects of addiction.
Attitudes towards addiction are changing. But we are not there yet, and we have to be there. Yet the shame of addiction keeps people and families from seeking help, and people continue to lose their lives tragically.
As a society, we must recognize that the only way to help those who are suffering is to try to understand what led them to addiction, to empathize with them, and to be compassionate towards their struggles.
And so today, during Addictions Awareness Week, I want to share a message of support for those who continue to suffer.
Know that addiction is not a choice. No one chooses to become an addict.
I want you to know that it is also a serious health issue. Please don’t let shame keep you from getting the help you desperately need.
The charities running the Action Against Addiction campaign, along with others, are working across the country to provide life-changing work to help people recover and move forward. .
They are there for you. So please ask for help.
I know it was not a choice. Recovery is possible.
After the family moved to Windsor earlier this year, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were all enrolled at the £21,000-a-year Lambrook Preparatory School based in Berkshire.
The last photo the princess had on display for the video message was the same portrait she and William had chosen for their 2020 Christmas card.
Taken at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, in autumn 2020, the Prince and Princess of Wales are pictured perched on a bale of hay with their three children.
As Princess Charlotte sits on her mother’s lap, Prince George leans lovingly on William as Prince Louis, then two, beams for the camera in the middle.
During her video message, Kate said society must recognize that “the only way to help those who are suffering is to try to understand what led them to addiction”.
She said others should “understand with them” and be “compassionate.”
The Princess of Wales said: ‘And so today, during Addictions Awareness Week, I want to share a message of support for those who continue to suffer.
“Please know that addiction is not a choice. No one chooses to become an addict.
“I want you to know that this is also a serious health issue. Please don’t let shame keep you from getting the help you desperately need.
“The charities leading the Action Against Addiction campaign, along with others, are working across the country to provide life-changing work to help people recover and move forward.”
‘They are here for you. So please ask for help. I know it was not a choice. Recovery is possible.
The Action Against Addiction campaign aims to reframe existing perceptions of addiction, raise awareness of the causes and nature of addiction, improve understanding, reduce stigma, and enable more people to get help. assistance.
Mike Trace, Chief Executive of The Forward Trust, said: “Addiction Awareness Week speaks directly to people affected by addiction, offering support and understanding so that more people seek and receive help. .”
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