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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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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > December 11 | Visiting Evelina London And The Passage

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Ahead of The Duke and Duchess’s visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital it was announced that The Duchess of Cambridge would become Patron. Here is the press release from Kensington Palace below:

The Duchess of Cambridge has today become Patron of Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The new patronage has been announced ahead of Her Royal Highness’ visit to Evelina London later this morning with The Duke of Cambridge. The visit will see Their Royal Highnesses learn more about how the hospital supports children and their families, and the specialist services provided to children with rare and complex conditions.

Through visits to hospitals and hospices The Duchess has seen first-hand the impact that comprehensive care and support can have upon young children. Her Royal Highness’s new patronage of Evelina London 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.

The hospital, which is next year marking its 150th anniversary, is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, of which The Queen is Patron. Evelina London cares for children and young people from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life. The hospital provides a range of services to children across south London and south east England. Evelina London also provides community services for children and their families in Lambeth and Southwark.

Marian Ridley, Director of Evelina London, said: “We are absolutely delighted and deeply honoured The Duchess of Cambridge has chosen to become our Patron. The Duchess shares our passion for giving children and young people the very best start in life and Her Royal Highness’ support will help champion the life-saving care our staff are providing to our patients.

“It is a huge pleasure to welcome Their Royal Highnesses back to our hospital and we are absolutely delighted that they are able to join us as we begin to celebrate our milestone 150th anniversary. We are immensely grateful for Their Royal Highnesses’ support and we look forward to working closely with The Duchess as our Patron.”

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Appearances, Gallery Addition, RAF Air Cadets ♦ December 06, 2018
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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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2018 – December 05 | The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cyprus

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Appearances, Gallery Addition, RAF Air Cadets ♦ December 05, 2018
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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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > December 04 | Hosting Christmas Party For RAF Families At Kensington Palace

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Appearances, Charities, The Royal Foundation ♦ November 21, 2018
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

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Appearances, Charities, The Royal Foundation ♦ November 21, 2018
On (November 15, 2019) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The Royal Foundation’s Annual Dinner at the Victoria House in London, England. The dinner is in support of The Royal Foundation which revolves around four main themes of work; mental health, wildlife and conservation, young people and the armed forces community. The Duchess of Sussex became the fourth Principal Patron following her marriage to Prince Harry in May 2018. The Royal Foundation is the Cambridge’s and Sussex’s main vehicle for their philanthropic causes as they seek to invest in, or partner with, organisations with proven impact, using its profile and leverage to create a multiplier effect in resources, outcomes and knowledge. While we normally do not get photos from this event musician Tom Walker who performed at the event shared some of his photos with the William, Catherine, Harry, and Meghan.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > November 15 | The Royal Foundation’s Annual Dinner

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Appearances, Gallery Addition, The Royal Foundation ♦ November 15, 2018
This morning, (November 15, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a previously unannounced visit to The BBC Broadcasting House in London, England. The couple visited the BBC to view the work the broadcaster is doing as a key member of Prince William’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying. The Cyberbullying Taskforce is part of the Royal Foundation and was launched in April 2016 during Anti-Bullying Week when Prince William brought together leading tech companies, NGOs and independent advisers in a Taskforce chaired by Brent Hoberman CBE, to tackle this issue. During their visit the couple joined the BBC The One Show where they met Ellie, Eliza and Cameron from Wormholt Park Primary School for a discussion on the upcoming Kids Online Wellbeing App. They also met with young people who wrote and performed in a new campaign video for “Stop Speak Support”, a youth-led code of conduct to provide guidance on what to do when they witness bullying online. The Duke of Cambridge also gave an impassioned speech about his concerns of cyberbullying and his fears that big companies aren’t doing enough to protect individuals. You can read his full speech here or watch it here. You don’t want to miss it.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > November 15 | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit The BBC

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Appearances, Gallery Addition, The Royal Foundation ♦ November 09, 2018

On (November 08, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended The Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House in London. The Tusk Awards celebrate the extraordinary work of individuals who are protecting endangered wildlife in Africa. In December 2005 Prince William became Patron. Tusk’s mission is to support forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa and work with successful local organisations, supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes. Before the awards The Duke and Duchess attended a reception meeting with award nominees, Tusk supporters and sponsors. During the ceremony Prince William presented three awards and gave a speech you can view here. So far I have added 80 high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > November 08 | The Tusk Conservation Awards

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Today, (October 30, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Coach Core Essex, a apprenticeship programme that helps young people who are not in education, employment or training to build a career in sports coaching. The Duke and Duchess found out more about two of these: Sport For Confidence, who uses sport to benefit the lives of people with mental health problems, physical disabilities and learning disabilities and South Essex Gym Club, which offers classes from preschool upwards for artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, adult gym and freestyle classes both of which have employed multiple apprentices through the scheme. Their Royal Highnesses meet Coach Core apprentices and graduates, and learned how the scheme in Essex is getting the local community involved in sport. Coach Core targets communities which have the highest levels of youth unemployment and social deprivation. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joinec in with tennis and indoor athletics coaching sessions and a game of Boccia – one of the sports provided by Sport For Confidence, which offers sporting opportunities for individuals who face barriers to participation. The Duke and Duchess also watched gymnasts in training at the gymnastics centre established by The Royal Foundation in 2012, shortly after the London Olympic Games and driven by a desire to build upon the legacy of the Olympics. Afterwards, The Duke and Duchess met with individuals who had gathered to meet them.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > October 30 | The Duke And Duchess Visit Coach Core Essex

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Appearances, Charities, V&A Museum ♦ October 10, 2018
Tonight, (October 10, 2018) The Duchess of Cambridge made her first visit to the museum to open the new Photography Centre since becoming Patron in March of 2018. Catherine toured the opening display at the Photography Centre entitled Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital. The display explores photography from the medium’s invention in the 19th century to the present day.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > October 10 | Opening The V&A Photography Centre

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I have added 100+ high quality photos to the gallery from July 15, 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Men’s Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > July 15 | Wimbledon – Day 13 – The Championships

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It was a Ladies Day Out today (July 14, 2018) as The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and Duchess of Sussex, close friend of tennis player Serena Williams sat in the Royal Box today to watch Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the men’s semi-finals and Serena Williams and Angelique Kerberthe in the Ladies Finals. Before settling in for their day of tennis The Duchesses met with former Wimbledon Ladies Champions, ball boys and ball girls, and number of others. Alas, the day didn’t end the way I’m sure Their Royal Highness’s would have liked with Serena losing, photos show Catherine consoling a visibly emotional Meghan at the end of the match with a pat on the back. I have added 100+ high quality photos to the gallery, more will come as the day goes on as well as the rest of the weekend. Enjoy!

VIDEOS: Kate and Meghan arrive to watch women’s final at Wimbledon

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Engagements & Tour Photos > 2018 > July 14 | Wimbledon – Day 12 – The Championships

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