Kate Middleton is teaming up with this surprising star for a project close to her heart

Kate Middleton has joined forces with an unlikely friend for a special reason

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Kate Middleton is teaming up with a surprising star for a project that is close to her and husband Prince William's heart.

Kate Middleton is teaming up with Roman Kemp to raise awareness to early years and mental health as she continues to develop her Shaping Us project.

The Princess of Wales launched the initiative earlier this week and visited some school children, making a hilariously sweet admission about her teddy bear.

And in a move to get more people talking about early years and also about mental health - a cause that is close to both her and husband Prince William's heart, Kate is introducing a series of initiatives that she hopes will get people talking.

Radio and TV host Roman Kemp is best placed for speaking about mental health as he previously revealed he considered suicide during a battle with depression.

And Kate revealed she would be speaking with him in more detail, she shared a snap of them together with the caption, "Talking early years and mental health with @romankemp. An important conversation on all things Shaping Us - coming tomorrow with @earlychildhood"

Roman previously broke down on air following the death of his best friend, Joe Lyons, teamed up with his showbiz dad Martin Kemp to host a TV show.

Now he is lending his experiences and what has helped him to the Princess' project. 

And royal fans have welcomed the move.

One fan wrote, "Great initiative to keep the light shining, beautiful photo"

Another fan put, "Looking so much forward to hearing more"

And a third fan added, "My 2 favourite people people talking bout very important subject!!"

Meanwhile Roman promoted the chat on his Instagram so that his fans can find out more. He captioned it, "Pleasure to work with and chat all things mental health with @princeandprincessofwales. Tomorrow our chat will be available for you to watch with @earlychildhood."

Some of Kate's work around the campaign can be seen in the video clip below...

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)