The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Nelson Trust Women’s Centre and HMP Eastwood Park in Gloucestershire on November 4th. She spoke to staff and listened to the experiences of people helped by the charities.
The Duchess visited HMP Eastwood Park to learn what support is available to women prisoners and their families with complex needs. The Duchess spoke with members of the staff to hear about their experiences with the prisoners, as well as with a small number of women prisoners to hear their personal stories and learned how the Prison supports women with a range of complex needs.
The Duchess of Cambridge also visited The Nelson Trust who work closely with HMP Eastwood Park to support women leaving prison and their families. She saw the support helping vulnerable families break the cycles at the heart of issues like addiction and mental health and learned about the important work they do to support women and their families. The Duchess spoke to members of the staff and some of the women who have used the services of the impact The Nelson Trust has had on their lives. She also met some young families before unveiling a plaque to mark her visit.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Dolce and Gabbana skirt and a black high neck top with a pale blue Mulberry coat. She also wore her Annoushka Pearl drops with Kiki McDonough earrings.