Kate looks grrr-eat! Duchess of Cambridge is polished in a £355 Derek Lam leopard print dress for visit to the Shout mental health text service in London

  • The Duchess is visiting volunteers in London at the Shout mobile mental health text service.
  • Kate, 40, looks elegant in a £355 khaki green leopard print dress by US fashion designer Derek Lam
  • To express gratitude, the royal met with volunteers, clinical supervisors and fundraisers.


As she visited London’s Shout mental healthcare text service today, the Duchess of Cambridge was elegantly dressed in a leopard print gown.

Kate, 40, donned a £355 khaki green dress from US designer Derek Lam to meet the clinical supervisors, volunteers and fundraisers who keep the service running. 

Shout is a program that provides support to those who need it. Shout launched with funding from The Royal Foundation in 2019.

Today’s Duchess visit marks Shout’s historic achievement of one million contacts with the most in need.  

Walk on the wild side! Kate looked elegant in a leopard print dress on a visit to the Shout mental health text service in London

Let your wild side shine! Kate looked beautiful in a dress in leopard print on a London visit to Shout’s mental health text service. 

Perfectly polished: The Duchess of Cambridge spent time speaking to volunteers, clinicians and fundraisers at Shout

Perfectly polished: Shout! The Duchess spent some time talking to clinicians, fundraisers and volunteers. 

High-end meets high street! The Duchess of Cambridge wore £10 gold plated hoop earrings from ASOS for the outing

It’s high-end meets street. The Duchess of Cambridge wore £10 gold plated hoop earrings from ASOS for the outing 

Showcasing her flair for pairing high-end frocks with high street accessories, Kate added a pair of £10 gold plated hoop earrings from ASOS. The look was completed with black boots and a belt.  

At her first event of the year, Duchess Catherine wore a brunette hairstyle with loose curls.    

She will also meet with volunteers, fundraisers, and clinical supervisors as part of her trip to express gratitude to them for all their efforts to make sure that essential mental health support services are available throughout the UK. 

Shout has had over one million conversations about this visit with individuals in need. 

In order to respond to growing support demand, the service invites members of the general public to join the Shout Volunteers program. 

Shout offers free, confidential support for those who are struggling to cope. It is UK’s only 24-hour text messaging service. 

Shout launched in May 2019 and has had over 1,000,000 conversations to date with individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or are overwhelmed. 

The service is a result of research and development by The Royal Foundation. The funding was made possible through the Heads Together Campaign. The service provides support 24 hours a day from trained volunteer clinical supervisors. 

The Duchess will discover how the data from conversations on Shout can be used to give insights about mental health in the UK. Texters are often concerned with their own mental health, including suicide, depression, anxiety and stress. 

Before joining the Shout Volunteers, she will see a demonstration of the platform and hear from them about how it has helped those in need. 

Shout’s usage has increased by 140% since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Duchess of Cambridge will be able to hear from the service how it will require more volunteers in order to meet the growing demand. 

Her Royal Highness will also meet those carrying out fundraising efforts to help Shout to continue to deliver its crucial services including thirteen-year-old Leo Street, who raised over £8,000 by sleeping outside for the entirety of 2021, and Cassie Waters who began raising money for Shout after using the service herself when she suffered mental health challenges in 2021