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Duchess Kate stepped out in a face mask for the first time while visiting a charity in the U.K. amid the coronavirus pandemic — see the photos
mother of three
’s protective mask popped against her white, short-sleeved dress and gray heels.
While meeting with some of the staff at Bay Basics UK, which is a volunteer project that gives to families who are struggling to support their newborns, the duchess kept the reusable mask on. She was photographed with it off while unloading boxes outside, where she also sported an apron from the organization.
The royal, who has previously
attended events with social distancing requirements
in place, also met with families at the site and listened to their stories.
“We are honoured to announce The Duchess of Cambridge is supporting baby banks and vulnerable families across the UK by launching a new initiative with us today,” the
organization wrote on their website
Kate’s trip to Sheffield was part of the duchess’ efforts to give back to the vulnerable families with new babies nationwide.
“The Duchess of Cambridge has brought together 19 British brands and retailers to donate over 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks across the UK,” the Kensington Royal Instagram page announced on Tuesday.
“The Duchess helped unpack donations at Baby Basics UK in Sheffield before talking to parents about how baby banks have provided them with invaluable support when they have needed it most.”
Kate previously visited Baby Basics West Norfolk location, where she “packed up Moses baskets with supplies” the charity noted on its website.
The duchess admitted on Tuesday that she cried after returning home from her previous trip to a baby bank.
“It can get very emotional,” she said. “I remember a couple of the families I met from King’s Lynn and I went home and literally burst into tears, their stories were so moving. The struggles they have gone through, the bravery they have shown … in extraordinary circumstances. Helping their families through extraordinary times.”
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