Duchess Catherine 'burst into tears' hearing stories from family impacted by coronavirus

Lawrence Kim
August 6, 2020

After previously visiting the Baby Basics West Norfolk location and learning of their growing need for supplies, the duchess spearheaded a donation drive where select brands and high-street retailers to contributed baby products for baby banks across the United Kingdom.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Welsh town to see the new beach huts installed as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council's £6 million (10.9 million AUD) regeneration project in Barry.

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing a protective face mask for the first time on Tuesday, and no doubt her fashion fans will be in love with her pretty floral choice.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, "burst into tears" after hearing stories from families who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

"It can get very emotional".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reduced to tears of laughter after an aged care resident criticised their "bingo calling" skills during a visit to Cardiff.

The Rev Mark Capron, Rector of St Nicholas Church Dersingham said: "It is wonderful that Her Royal Highness has chosen to support this local Christian Charity".

Baby banks have been increasingly in demand during the coronavirus crisis, but for safety reasons they can not accept second-hand donations of many essential items.

Kate's latest engagement comes after a new survey by charity Little Village revealed that baby banks across the United Kingdom have experienced a substantial increase in the use of their services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Their workforce is primarily volunteers and they receive referrals from services like health visitors, midwives and social workers.

It comes after the Duchess made a private visit to volunteer at her local branch of the Baby Basics charity, at St Nicholas' Church in Dersingham, west Norfolk.

Often in a world where there is a lot of judgment and stereotyping about being poor, that additional stress can be even more hard for parents who are doing fantastic things to keep their families going with such strength, such determination.

The duchess said: "It's been wonderful during lockdown, hasn't it?"

"That inter-generational support system has been unbelievable".

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