Royals

Duchess Kate to turn Kensington Palace into a newsroom

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is set to swap her motherly duties for journalism next month to help raise awareness of children’s mental health issues.

By Skye Ross

Kate Middleton is set to swap her motherly duties for journalism next month to help raise awareness of children’s mental health issues.

The Duchess will guest edit online news platform Huffington Post UK for a day, turning Kensington Palace into a newsroom as well as commissioning “leading figures” from the mental health sector to contribute content.

“The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent years… She is delighted that The Huffington Post will help put a spotlight on this important issue,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said.

Huffington Post’s UK editor-in-chief, Stephen Hull expressed his excitement about Kate’s initiative: “We are thrilled that the Duchess of Cambridge is joining the HuffPost UK team for a day as a guest editor. Dealing with mental health issues has been a major editorial focus for us and I’m very excited to be working together on such an important project.”

The royal mother-of-two is the first person to guest edit the whole website; however, British TV presenter Jameela Jamil guest edited the Lifestyle section to mark International Women’s Day on March 8 last year.