Here's why Britain's Kate Middleton to turn 'journalist' for a day

Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, said: "We are thrilled that the Duchess of Cambridge is joining the HuffPost UK team for a day as a guest editor.

Updated: Jan 15, 2016, 21:27 PM IST
Here's why Britain's Kate Middleton to turn 'journalist' for a day

London: For a good reason, Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William, will take on the role of an online journalist for a day.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, will be the guest editor of Huffington Post UK and has invited a team from the online news service to her Kensington Palace home here in mid-February.

According to a tweet posted by Kensington Palace, The Duchess of Cambridge has decided to take up this role to raise awareness about children's mental health issues.

She will use the guest role to highlight work being done by teachers, parents, researchers and mental health professionals.

 

"The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent years. She is delighted that The Huffington Post will help put a spotlight on this important issue," Kensington Palace said in a release.

"The Duchess will be commissioning contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sector as well as from young people, parents, and teachers," it said.

Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, said: "We are thrilled that the Duchess of Cambridge is joining the HuffPost UK team for a day as a guest editor.

"Dealing with mental health issues has been a major editorial focus for us and I'm very excited to be working together on such an important project."

 

One of the charities of which the royal has become a patron since marrying Prince William in 2011 is Place2Be, which provides school-based mental health and emotional support services, helping over 67,000 children in 175 schools across Britain.

(With Agency inputs)