Kate Middleton Visits With Local Families With Mental Health Charity After Celebrating Her 35th Birthday

Prince William also visited a homeless youth hostel on Tuesday.

In her first royal event of the New Year, Kate Middleton visited the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London on Wednesday morning.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrated her 35th birthday earlier this week, looked stunning in a royal blue Eponine London jacket and matching Rupert Sanderson suede heels.

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The mother of two met with local families in the Early Years Parenting Unit, which focuses on the mental health of children under the age of five.

In one sweet clip shared on Kensington Palace's Twitter account, the Duchess handed a cute little boy his toy and he happily said, "Hi!"

It's been a busy week for the royal family. On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended church in Sandringham, marking their first outing since falling ill over the holidays. Kate and husband Prince William accompanied them.

Then on Tuesday, William visited Centrepoint, a youth hostel for homeless teens in London.

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