Duchess of Cambridge's baby bump on display during school visit
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 00:58
April 23 - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, launches a school addiction counseling program at a Manchester primary school. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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The Duchess of Cambridge, arriving at The Willows Primary School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, was greeted by cheering schoolchildren waving St George's Day flags on Tuesday.
Wearing a floral Erdem dress which showed off her pregnancy bump, the Duchess was there to launch a school counselling programme to help reduce the impact drug and alcohol addiction can have on the children of those suffering from the disease.
The Duchess gave a short speech at the school, saying: "Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often lives and families can be shattered by it. Through my patronage of Action on Addiction, I feel fortunate to have met a wide range of inspirational people who have overcome addiction. It is so encouraging to see that with the right help like that of Action on Addiciton, it can be conquered."
The initiative is a partnership between Action on Addiction and Place2Be and is funded by Comic Relief and the Royal Foundation, whose patrons are the Duchess, her husband, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.
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