Kate Middleton to Guest Edit 'HuffPost UK' to Bring Attention To Children's Mental Health Issues

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Britain's Prince William, will join the staff of the Huffington Post UK as a guest host for the day to bring awareness to children's mental health issues.

According to Reuters, her office issued a statement Friday saying the 34-year-old duchess would invite a team from the Post to Kensington Palace in mid-February and 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 statement.

"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."

Steven Hull, editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK, released a statement confirming that Middleton would be a guest editor for a day.

"We are thrilled that The Duchess of Cambridge is joining the HuffPost UK team for a day as a guest editor," Hull said.

"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 Kate Middleton's charities is Place2Be, which provides school-based mental health and emotional support services, and helps more that 67,000 children in 175 schools across Britain.

Pam Wright