Kate Middleton Chose This Bold Look To Launch An Important New Campaign

After marrying Prince William in 2011, Kate Middleton revealed that she would become a patron of the British charity, Action on Addiction (via Los Angeles Times). For the past 10 years, the Duchess of Cambridge has supported many charities that support victims of addiction and provide aids for the families of addicts. After her many years of working closely with this cause, she helped launch her patronage, The Forward Trust's newest campaign, "Taking Action on Addiction" (via People). The campaign intends to improve awareness and an understanding of addiction by educating the public about its causes and just how widespread this issue is. The Forward Trust hopes to encourage those who are battling an addiction to seek help and to provide a way for them to receive aid.

The "Taking Action on Addiction" campaign launched on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, during Addiction Awareness Week. To help kickstart the campaign, Kate delivered a keynote speech, touching on misconceptions about addiction.

Kate Middleton spoke at The Forward Trust campaign in all red

While launching the "Taking Action on Addiction" campaign, Kate Middleton wore a stunning look (via People). She sported a red pleated skirt by Christopher Kane paired with a matching red long sleeve turtle neck, nude pumps, and a nude mini bag. While the Duchess of Cambridge looked absolutely stunning in this strong look, the red may also carry important meaning. This color is known to represent substance abuse awareness, and addiction and recovery awareness (via The Recovery Village).

Aside from looking the part at the campaign launch, Kate shared very important information about the cause (via People). She said, "Addiction is not a choice. No one chooses to become an addict. But it can happen to any one of us. None of us are immune. It is all too rarely discussed as a serious mental health condition and seldom do we take the time to uncover and fully understand its fundamental root causes." The 39-year-old royal also expressed her full support in The Forward Trust. She disclosed, "I fully support The 'Taking Action on Addiction' campaign to improve awareness and understanding of addiction. The campaign will show us that, not only do many people recover from addiction, they can go on to prosper."