Kate Middleton just posted a rare selfie video for an important cause.
On Jan. 31, the Duchess of Cambridge took to Instagram to share a message about Children's Mental Health Week—the first in a planned annual initiative from Kate's patronage Place2Be, one of the causes close to her heart—with her followers.
She wrote in the caption of the post, "Tomorrow is the start of Children's Mental Health Week - an opportunity to remind ourselves not just how important our own children's mental health is but also parental wellbeing too. We look forward to sharing more about this year's theme of expressing yourself throughout the week."
The mom of three looked cozy and casual in a blue hat and jacket as she stood outside of her family's country home Anmer Hall. She spoke directly to the camera about the year's theme, which is "Express Yourself."
"This year's Children's Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself, about finding creative ways in which to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings," Kate explained. "So whether that's through photography, through art, through drama, through music or poetry, it's finding those things that makes you feel good about yourself."
Though the weekly event is called Children's Mental Health Week, Kate stressed that parents should also find ways to express their creativity.
"This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too," the 39 year old said. "Find those ways in which to share your thoughts and your feelings or find someone to talk to because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care."
She also reminded parents that lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic can add more stress to their lives than usual.
"Make sure everyone looks after themselves. It's very hard to prioritize but it's definitely needed now more than ever," she said. "It's important for our children that we look after ourselves too."
Fans applauded Kate's message in the comments section.
One follower wrote, "So important, many years ago my late mother's mantra was, a happy parent = a happy child."
Another added, "A beautiful & caring lady. Diana would have been so proud of William & Catherine."
A third said, "Such a wonderful idea to have children's mental health week, the all face issues and children do to you using creativity to let out emotions is such a brilliant idea!! Kudos. [sic]"
Watch Kate's full video above!