Princess Kate visits high prison with hand injury

Princess Kate attended High Down Prison with a minor hand injury.

Kate, 41 — who serves as royal patron for the Forward Trust, an organization that helps people recover from addiction — visited the prison in Surrey, England, on Tuesday, September 12. During her time there, the princess inquired about addiction services for inmates. She went through normal security procedures – including sitting in a chair while a dog sniffed her out for drugs – to learn what families go through when they visit their loved ones. She also spent time at the prison’s restaurant, The Clink, where she complimented the chefs on their “delicious” food BBC. High Down is a Category B prison housing almost 1,100 men.

For the outing, the Princess of Wales wore a navy blue blazer and matching trousers. She paired the outfit with a cream blouse and blue heels. Fans noticed that two of her fingers were bandaged, but she explained that it was from “jumping around on the trampoline” with her children, according to the statement BBC. Kate and her husband have children Prince George (10), Princess Charlotte (8) and Prince Louis (5). Prince William.

During her time as princess, Kate advocated for addicts. In October 2022, she shared a message about the Forward Trust Youtube Channel. “Addiction is a serious mental illness that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or nationality,” she said at the time. “As a patron of the Forward Trust, I have met many people suffering from the effects of addiction. Attitudes towards addiction are changing. But we’re not there yet, and we have to be.”

Kate continued: “Yet the shame of addiction prevents people and families from asking for help, and people still tragically lose their lives.” We as a society must recognize that the only way to help those who are suffering is is to understand what led them to addiction, to empathize with them and to show compassion for their problems.”

She concluded the video by encouraging those who are struggling to get more support. “Please know that addiction is not a choice. Nobody wants to become addicted. Please don’t let shame stop you from getting the help you so desperately need.”

Addiction Awareness Week runs from Sunday, November 19th to Saturday, November 25th.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for free, confidential information 24/7.

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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