Prince William Teases Kate Middleton About Her Painting

The Timaru Hope Walk last month which started at Centennial Park and finished at the Caroline Bay Soundshell

The Timaru Hope Walk last month which started at Centennial Park and finished at the Caroline Bay Soundshell

It's the royal couple's first joint public duty since Kate gave birth to Prince Louis on 23 April.

The event took place at the County Hall on the south bank of London's River Thames and saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who previously launched the Heads Together initiative with Prince Harry, discuss some of the most effective ways to approach mental health disabilities.

This time around, Kate swapped out her usual clutch in favour of a sand-colored, crocodile-stamped Mayfair handbag from Aspinal of London, which coordinated with her heels.

Another policy up for discussion is a declaration committing to putting mental health on an equal footing with physical health.

William and Kate were greeted by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

The Duke and Duchess had a chance to speak to young delegates at the summit about the challenges and issues they face.

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During the event, William aimed a good-natured ribbing at his wife after Middleton, who studied art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, added a brushstroke to artist Dairo Vargas' painting.

The Cambridges have two older children - Prince George, five, and Princess Charlotte, three.

They also visited a "friendship bench", which was a Zimbabwean project that aimed to teach older women in the country how to help those struggling with mental health with talks on the benches.

Prince William and Catherine flashed huge smiles.

The next appearance for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is expected to be at the wedding of William and Harry's cousin, Princess Eugenie, when she marries Jack Brooksbank on October 12.

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