Kate Middleton wears a navy Orla Kiely skirt and Max Mara jacket to the Place2Be charity forum at London's Canary Whard

Kate got vocal about the worrying teenage trend at the Place2Be charity forum


Kate Middleton showed she's fully equipped to raise a child in the modern world by getting involved in a heavy debate about the worrying teenage trend of sexting.

The 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was in London's Canary Wharf to take part in a conference run by children's mental health charity Place2Be, of which Kate is a patron.

Looking ladylike in a navy Orla Kiely skirt and matching Max Mara jacket, the new mum ended up staying an hour longer than scheduled to meet students and learn more about cyber-bullying in the discussion forums.

Following her 30 minute talk on the graphic content teenagers are exposed to in the digital age, Professor Tanya Byron told Mail Online: 'The Duchess was asking questions, and mentioned she was at a meeting yesterday when the issue of sexting came up as well.'

'She was interested in what we do and my colleagues' work on addiction. She's become a mother and wants to support us. Its like a gift. She's a very bright woman. She said at one point when I was speaking she was telling the person she was with 'I hope you're writing this down'.'

The professor added: 'Its not just a fly in and fly out. You can see this means something to her.'

With serious street-savvy know how like this, Kate's going to make one amazingly cool mum.

By Robyn Munson

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