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January 29 – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Dundee

On (January 30, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Dundee, Scotland to open the new V&A Museum and to meet employees and their families from the Dundee Michelin factory. The Earl and Countess of Strathearn as they are known in Scotland started their set of engagements at V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum. William and Catherine met with met architect of the building as well as representatives from the Young Peoples Collective, who design programmes, and lead activities and tours of the Museum.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave a speech in her role as Patron of the V&A saying:

‘William and I are so pleased to be back here in Dundee to celebrate the opening of this wonderful museum today. Thank you so much for inviting us. Last February, I was delighted to become Patron of The V&Ain London. Now, nearly a year later, I’m thrilled to be standing in a brand new V&A: one which has been built for the city of Dundee and for Scotland, and which is already picking up international awards. In its first four months alone, it welcomed over three-hundred and sixty-thousand visitors – a truly remarkable feat.

Walking around this world-class space, it’s easy to see how Scotland’s first dedicated design museum is already inspiring the next generation, by providing a new learning space for discovery. I have been captivated by the breath-taking architecture, and the sheer range of design on display. But most of all I’ve been moved by the passion of the people who work here, and the dedication of all those who have helped make this important project to succeed.

I believe we should celebrate all our leading galleries, museums, and cultural centres playing a greater role in communities, not just in London, but up and down the countrytoo. The cultural riches of the UK belong to all people of the UK. This is what V&A Dundee has achieved. The partners involved in this project from the local area, Scotland, and the UK more broadly all deserve enormous credit for the way you have collaborated to make this happen.

I hope that this Museum will serve as an inspiration to others, by showing how great things can be achieved when different communities all pull together. With this thought in mind, I am pleased to declare V&A Dundee ‘officially’ open. I wish you all every success for the future.’

The pair then went on a short walkabout outside the museum to greet the public.

On their second engagement The Earl and Countess met with employees and their families from the Dundee Michelin Factory at the Crescent Community Centre to hear first hand about the impact the factory’s closure is having on their families and the area. William and Catherine joined a meeting of the Michelin Dundee Action Group, which is working to repurpose the site and ensure new employment opportunities for the local area.

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January 16 – Visiting The Royal Opera House

This morning, (January 16, 2019) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited The Royal Opera House. The Duchess was specifically interested in the Costume Department as her great great grandfather owned a textile mill. Today, The Duchess learned more about the textiles they use to create costumes and the commissioning of fabrics, design and craftsmanship involved. According to Kensington Palace this will be an area she will continue to explore this year: “Over the coming months, The Duchess will be exploring her interest in the use and manufacture of textiles through learning opportunities, visits to places like the Royal Opera House and meetings with industry experts.” During her tour, Fay Fullerton, The Royal Opera House’s Head of Costume, showed The Duchess ballet costumes – which are especially designed to allow dancers to move freely. At the on-site dye shop The Duchess was showed different techniques including hand-painting and staining garments as well as how digital printing is used to reproduce historic fabrics. Catherine then met The Royal Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Cuthbertson, Laura Morera, Tomas Mock and Vadim Muntagirov, who discussed some of the challenges of dancing in costumes. Afterwards, The Duchess watched the dancers rehearse Frederick Ashton’s ‘The Two Pigeons’.

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January 15 – Visiting The King Henry’s Walk Community Garden

Today, (January 15, 2019) The Duchess of Cambridge visited the King Henry’s Walk Community Garden in Islington, London. King Henry’s Walk Community Garden is a voluntary led community garden containing growing plots for cultivation by local residents, where the use of organic gardening methods helps to promote a diversity of plants and wildlife, and a full programme of education and events to engage city children, young people and families. The Duchess visited the garden to see how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing. During the visit Catherine met with local residents to talk about their experiences in the garden. She then joined school children from St Jude and St Paul’s CE Primary School to make pizzas, using ingredients harvested from the garden, and bird boxes, one which will be showcased in her ‘Back To Nature” Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. For more information on that click here.

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January 06 – Church Service At St Mary Magdalene Church In Sandringham

On (January 06, 2019) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Church Service At St Mary Magdalene Church In Sandringham. The couple were photographed walking to and from the church, stopping momentarily to greet well-wishers. The couple are wrapping up their holiday break with The Queen and other members of the Royal Family and a few friends

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December 25 – Christmas Day Church Service At Sandringham

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope all of you have a wonderful day full of family, friends, food, and good presents! Today, (December 25, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and other members of the royal family in Sandringham, Norfolk for their annual walk to St. Magdalene Church where they attended the Christmas Day Church Service. I have added 40+ high quality photos to the gallery, enjoy!

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December 19 – Queens’s Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace

Today, (December 19, 2018) The Cambridge Family minus Prince Louis joined The Queen and other members of The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace for the Queens’s Christmas Lunch. As usual this is a private family event so the only photos we will see are from the arrivals and departures. Thanks so much to Holly at Connie-Britton.Com for donating some of the photos.

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December 11 – The Duke and Duchess Visit Evelina London And The Passage

This morning, (December 11, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital and The Passage Charity, the UK’s largest Resource Centre for homeless people & provider of accommodation & homelessness prevention projects.

To kick off their visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital this morning it was announced that The Duchess of Cambridge would become Patron. Kensington Palace says the new Patronage “provides an opportunity to champion the medical professionals working on the front-line in children’s healthcare, and shine a light on their work supporting children in their early years.” Evelina London is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron. At Evelina London The Duke and Duchess met children receiving care at the hospital, heard from staff and parents about Evelina London’s life changing care and support for families. Their Royal Highnesses joined children as they took part in a number of Christmas-themed activities, before joining celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the hospital.

At the Passage Charity William and Catherine joined service users for an arts and crafts workshop to prepare cards and gifts ahead of the centre’s Christmas party next week. They also heard from frontline workers about some of the challenges relating to street homelessness, including drug addiction and mental health issues. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met staff and volunteers to learn more about their work linking clients into statutory services and minimising harm.

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Photos: December 05 – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cyprus

This morning, (December 05, 2018) The Duke and Duchess traveled to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to visit RAF Akrotiri where they met serving personnel, families living on the base, wider station personnel and members of the local community. The couple visited The Cyprus Operations Support Unit which provides joint support to British Forces Cyprus and operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. During their visit William and Catherine hand delivered Christmas presents which were collected from the service personnel’s families yesterday at a Christmas Party hosted by the couple at Kensington Palace. Also during their visit The Duke and Duchess joined personnel for a reception opening the newly renovated Oasis Centre, as well as toured the facility which includes a cinema room and cafe area. Upon their departure The Duke and Duchess met families living on the base during a walkabout.

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Photos: December 04 – Diplomatic Reception At Buckingham Palace

This evening, (December 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen, Prince Charles, and The Duchess of Cornwall for the annual Diplomatic Reception held at Buckingham Palace. This year we were lucky enough to get photos from inside this normally private event as the palace allowed a pool photographer inside to take photos.

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Photos: December 04 – Hosting Christmas Party For RAF Families At Kensington Palace

Today, (December 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Christmas Party for the familes of RAF personnel who are deployed to RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham in Cyprus. William and Catherine kicked off the festive event by arriving under a shower of artificial snow before heading inside the The Orangery at Kensington Palace to mingle with about 200 guests including spouses, children and grandparents. Their were plenty of activities to choose from including cracker making snow globe decorating and mock snow ball fights. In a sweet gesture The Duke and Duchess asked children to bring gifts and letters that they would like to send their mothers and fathers serving in Cyprus to be hand delivered tomorrow when the couple visit RAF Akrotiri tomorrow where they will continue their message of support and thanks for their service during the holiday season. During the event The Duchess gave a speech where she recalled The Duke’s time as a RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot. You can watch the speech here.

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Photos: November 28 – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Leicester

Today, (November 28, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited King Power Stadium to pay tribute to those who tragically lost their lives on October 27, 2017 in the helicopter crash at LCFC stadium. The crash claimed the life of Leicester City Football Club Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who knew William and Catherine. The Duke and Duchess were joined by Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife and son as The Duchess laid flowers alongside the many other touching tributes. The Duke and Duchess also met with volunteers who helped relocate the thousands of tributes which were previously placed outside of the LCFC stadium as well as players and members of the club’s management team.

The Duke and Duchess also visited the University of Leicester to hear about some educational programs that the LCFC helped to support. In May of 2018 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha donated one million dollars to help fund medical research and training at the University through the creation of a Professorship in Child Health. After their visit the Duke and Duchess greeted people gathered in the University of Leicester’s Centenary Square.

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Photos: November 21 – Visiting The UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab

Today, (November 21, 2018) The Duchess of Cambridge made a previously unannounced visit to the UCL Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit to see how environment and biology shape the way children develop socially and emotionally. The Duchess talked with Professor Eamon McCrory and members of his neuroscience research team about their work with children and their families. During her visit The Duchess also toured the MRI Scanning Facility and learned about their groundbreaking research on how early experience shapes brain function. This visit advances Catherine’s work in learning about and supporting charities, health professionals, teachers, and scientist that offer early intervention for children and families streaming from her early work with issues like mental illness, addiction and family breakdown.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > November 21 | Visiting The UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab