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The Princess of Wales rocked smart/casual in a jeans and blazer combination today as she arrived in Marlow with Prince William – but her pesky finger injury appeared to be causing her more trouble.

Kate, 41, opted for a blue Zara blazer layered over dark skinny-fit jeans and a white top, plus her trusty white Vejas as she arrived at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Marlow. After injuring her hand on the trampoline last month, Kate’s fingers were in a bandage again.

Their royal highnesses are taking part in a mental fitness workshop run by SportsAid (of which Kate is patron) and the BelievePerform charity. In a touching gesture and a nod to the importance of maintaining good mental health, the Princess chose to wear her gold star earrings which she was given earlier this year by a woman who lost her daughter to suicide aged 17.

With her thick brunette locks hanging down her shoulders, Kate looked prepared for a day of activities – after yesterday revealing she likes to ‘challenge herself’ by trying out new things.

Today’s engagement follows two days of royal visits from the couple, who are shining a light on mental health awareness in the week of World Mental Health Day.

The Princess of Wales teamed a blue blazer with skinny fit jeans and her trusted Vejas as she arrived in Marlow this afternoon

On Tuesday, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited Birmingham where they hosted a youth mental health forum in conjunction with BBC Radio 1.

During the forum, mother-of-three Kate delivered a rare speech in which she discussed the importance of looking after one’s own mental health and having the tools to be able to understand and regulate emotions.

This was followed by separate engagements on Wednesday, which saw Kate visit Nottingham Trent University where she chatted to students about how they look after their own wellbeing, and the resources they receive from their institution.

The Princess carefully tucked her thick brunette locks behind her ears, minding her bandaged fingers as she did so

Princess Kate stunned in a royal blue smart casual look as William matched in navy as they headed into the sports centre

The Princess of Wales beamed as she arrived at the sports centre with her husband and met with staff 

Princess Kate cut a smart casual figure in her high street outfit with the Zara blazer and her much loved Vejas

The Princess of Wales took part in a roundtable discussion upon arrival at the sports centre as she prepares to get involved in the workshop

Kate, 41, sat down with officials from SportsAid and the BelievePerform charity, which collaborate to run the workshop

The Prince of Wales smiled as he sat down with SportsAid officials at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

Princess Kate opted for eyeliner, defined eyebrows and a touch of blush, paired with a nude lip 

Meanwhile Prince William headed down to Milton Keynes, where he spoke to emergency responders at a blue light hub. The workers discussed how they look after their emotional and mental wellbeing, given the difficult things they have witnessed in their jobs.

On today’s visit to the workshop, the royal couple will learn how the programme helps and supports young athletes and builds their mental fitness.

As the visit got underway Kate and William sat down with parents of young athletes who are supported by SportsAid – and as a passionate advocate for young people, the Princess of Wales appeared eager to learn about the children. 

The couple are teaming up with SportsAid ambassadors including Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds and Commonwealth gold medallist Ama Agbeze. 

The royal couple are also getting involved in some practical sessions including a netball-scoring exercise which tests mental resilience by providing distractions such as a counting-down clock or external noise.

Elsewhere, Kate and William are taking part in a game of goalball, which is a Paralympic sport for visually impaired athletes. 

The Princess waved at members of the team at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, revealing her hand is bandaged up again

Prince William shot his wife a wistful look as she chatted to staff at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

The royal couple’s visit today coincides with a week of mental health related engagements which are focused on young people in particular

Princess Kate opted for eyeliner with a touch of blusher and defined eyebrows to complete her look

After injuring her fingers on the trampoline last month, Kate’s fingers were once again strapped up as she prepared to get involved in some activities

As Kate revealed her fingers are bandaged up yet again, it is the third time she has displayed her injury in the last month

Princess Kate glowed as she arrived at the sports centre with her husband Prince William 

The Princess opted to wear her gold star earrings, which were gifted to her earlier this year by a mother who lost her daughter to suicide

Kate’s subtle but stunning gold earrings were made in memory of Issy Renton, who died earlier this year after struggling with depression

A royal wave! The Princess of Wales looked animated as she said hello to a well wisher upon arrival

The Princess of Wales has been a patron of SportsAid for several years and is known to value the importance of an active lifestyle in maintaining good mental health

The Princess of Wales, preparing for a day of activities, opted to wear her trusty Vejas as she arrived at the sports centre

Upon arrival Kate and William were greeted by an official who was due to show them around the sports centre

The Princess’s thick brunette locks were hanging down her shoulders in loose waves 

The Prince of Wales matched with his wife in different shades of blue as he opted for navy while Kate chose a royal blue blazer

The royal couple are visiting a SportsAid mental fitness workshop as part of their work on the week of World Mental Health Day

As she stepped out of the car, Kate’s bandaged up fingers could be seen following her injury last month

Princess Kate glowed as she stepped out of the car to visit the sports centre where she and William are taking part in a mental fitness workshop

The couple’s visit comes as an athlete mental health survey conducted by SportsAid and BelievePerform last month revealed that 42% of young athletes say they ‘occasionally’ feel anxious in their day to day lives.

The study showed that 20% said they felt anxious often, while 40% of people surveyed feel they have little support or do not know how to access support for mental health. 

In 2022, Kate and William visited SportsAid’s Team England Futures programme at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

On Tuesday, Kate made a touching gesture to the importance of maintaining good mental health as she debuted her gold star earrings, which she had been given earlier this year by a well wisher.

During her visit to a rugby club, she met bereaved mother Sarah Renton, whose 17-year-old daughter Issy had taken her own life weeks earlier after struggling with depression.

She gave Kate the earrings, which had been designed in Issy’s memory and the proceeds of which were to be given to a mental health charity.

Kate was visibly moved by her interaction with Mrs Renton, who coaches the under-14 boys at the club, and put her arm around the mother before giving her a warm hug.

Mrs Renton later said the Princess had promised to wear the jewellery at a later date in Issy’s memory.

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