Kate Middleton Visits Women's Prison, Spends Time With Some of the Inmates
By Jackie Willis
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Kate Middleton is meeting people from all walks of life.
After attending the movie premiere for A Street Cat Named Bob on Thursday night in London, Prince William's wife traveled to Gloucestershire, England, on Friday for a private visit to the women's prison HMP Eastwood Park.
The Duchess was there to broaden her "understanding of problems such as addiction, poor mental health, and family breakdown and what support can be offered" to those who have loved ones behind bars, according to a statement issued by the the Kensington Palace. Her Royal Highness even met with a few of the women prisoners to hear their personal stories.
In addition, she also paid a visit to The Nelson Trust, an organization that works closely with the prison to support women who are leaving and going back into the world with their families.
This isn't the first time the 34-year-old mother of two has visited the female prisoners. Last September, she also went to HMP Eastwood Park and joined forces with Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt), an addiction charity working to help inmates who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.