Category: Media & Culture / April 23, 2013 11:43 AM EDT
The Duchess of Cambridge, arriving at The Willows Primary School in Manchester, was greeted by cheering schoolchildren waving St George's Day flags on Tuesday (April 23).
Wearing a floral dress which showed off her pregnancy bump, the Duchess was there to launch a school counseling program to help reduce the impact drug and alcohol addiction can have on the children of those suffering from the disease.
The Duchess gave a short speech at the school, saying: "Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often lives and families can be shattered by it. Through my patronage of Action on Addiction, I feel fortunate to have met a wide range of inspirational people who have overcome addiction. It is so encouraging to see that with the right help like that of Action on Addiciton, it can be conquered."
The initiative is a partnership between Action on Addiction and Place2Be and is funded by Comic Relief and the Royal Foundation, whose patrons are the Duchess, her husband, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.
Video Source: Reuters