Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited a Peckham community centre for children and young people yesterday.
During her visit to the Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Development Centre, Her Royal Highness met a team of specialist nurses who work with first-time parents aged 24 and below.
She also met young parents who have been supported by the Family Nurse Partnership team at the Evelina London.
The programme, which sees a specially-trained nurse visit young parents until their child is two, helps young mums have a healthy pregnancy.
One young parent, Amina Deen, who lives in Elephant and Castle, spoke to the Duchess about the support she received, having being helped with her three-year-old daughter Ramira.
“The Duchess was lovely and down to earth,” she said.
“She was very interested in Ramira and asked lots of questions about the support I received from the Evelina London FNP team and seemed very impressed by the service.”
“It was fantastic to welcome our Patron, The Duchess of Cambridge, back to Evelina London to meet our Family Nurse Partnership team,” added Janet Powell, the Evelina’s Director of Nursing.
“They do a truly fantastic job supporting young parents to provide the very best care possible to their children.”
The hospital is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, having being founded in 1869 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in memory of his wife, Evelina.