Social media can be addictive, Duchess of Cambridge warns pupils


Prince William and Kate Middleton have made their first public appearances of 2018, attending two separate royal engagements as they get back into royal duties after the Christmas break. It becomes part of your lifestyle, doesn't it? One of the royal mom's biggest passions is youth empowerment, which is why she paid a visit to London's Reach Academy on Wednesday (Jan. 10) to discuss the effects of social media with schoolchildren.

The Duchess of Cambridge sympathised with teenagers about the addictive nature of social media, as she visited a charity providing mental health services to schools.

A student held the fluffy pup proudly as Middleton, an outspoken advocate for mental health, presented him with the award.

She also visited the nursery section of the school, which teaches pupils all the way through to sixth form, helping children paint and make pigs out of paper plates and marshmallows.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge in maternity dress
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The 36-year-old mother to be, who celebrated her birthday Tuesday, wore a black-and-blue dress by Seraphine and navy suede pumps topped by a navy overcoat from Hobbs.

Ed Vainker, principal of Reach Academy, said he believed that teachers must work closely with families if children were to get the most out of school.

Prince William switched to scrubs, as he watched a robotic surgery being performed on a cancer in the hospital theatre.

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