The two toured the London-based organization Friday to learn about its XL Mentoring program and met with volunteers and participants.
Kate wore a red and white tweed checked long sleeve top and matching knee-length A-line skirt from Eponine London‘s spring / summer 2016 collection. She paired the look with black pumps and a matching clutch.
The bespoke fashion brand is relatively unknown, although, thanks to the duchess, probably not for long.
The XLP charity aims to create “positive futures for young people growing up on deprived inner city estates, struggling daily with issues such as family breakdown, poverty, unemployment and educational failure, and living in areas that experience high levels of anti-social behavior, criminality and gang activity,” according to the group. It works with over 1,500 young people from 70 schools and London communities, as well as nationally, Kensington Palace says.
During their visit, Kate and William heard people’s stories about issues such as domestic abuse and mental illness and also watched the charity’s PSA about the problem of knife crime.
The duke and duchess had a day earlier met with a suicide-attempt survivor in a bid to raise awareness for mental health. Earlier this year, Kate appeared in a powerful PSA with kids to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2016 in the United Kingdom.