The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a face mask, talks to Founder of Abernecessities Danielle Flecher-Horn, CEO Little Village Sophia Parker and CEO Baby Basics UK Cat Ross during a visit to Baby Basic UK in Sheffield. The charity is a volunteer project supporting families in need struggling to provide for their newborns.

PICTURES: Duchess of Cambridge visits Sheffield children’s charity

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a face mask at a royal event in Sheffield on Tuesday as she revealed that the stories of families struggling during lockdown moved her to tears.

By Lizzie Day
Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 10:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 10:19 pm

The duchess' tour of Baby Basics UK in Sheffield highlighted her efforts spearheading a donation drive which has seen shops like John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Tesco give more than 10,000 new goods to baby banks across the country.

During the event, Kate put on a floral face mask and described how she wept after a trip to a baby bank, which provides essential items to mothers in need like nappies and infant clothes, similar to the project in Sheffield.

She said: "It can get very emotional.

"I remember a couple of the families I met from King's Lynn and I went home and literally burst into tears, their stories were so moving. The struggles they have gone through, the bravery they have shown ... in extraordinary circumstances.

"Helping their families through extraordinary times."

Click through our gallery to see photos from the visit.

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