It's no surprise that Duchess Kate and Prince William have dedicated themselves to the promotion of mental health. The royal couple takes their role as parents seriously -- they say their children have inspired them to be vocal about these issues.
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So when a mother broke down discussing her son's disability, Kate was the first to offer her a hug.
At a reception for the charity Place2Be, which focuses on children's mental health, Kate befriended mom Ceri Knapton and her 13-year-old son Ethan, who has autism. As the young teen was telling Kate about his experiences, Ceri broke down.
In a second, Kate reached out. "'The Duchess just leant over and said to me "I've got to give you a hug as a mum", Ceri said.
In her inspirational speech at the gala, Kate called out the 'remarkable' work of the charity.
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