Yesterday, November 03, 2016 The Duchess of Cambridge attended the UK Premiere Of “A Street Cat Named Bob” In Aid Of Action On Addiction. Before Catherine headed to the premiere she made and embargoed, or previously unannounced visit to the Recovery Street Film Festival. The Recovery Street Film Festival features films made by former addicts and their loved ones about life in recovery from addiction. The films provide real hope that people can, and do recover from addiction. At the festival Catherine to former addicts and filmmakers tell their stories of addiction and recovery. She also watched a special screening of a film. Later that evening, Catherine walked the red carpet at the movie premiere and met with author James Bowen and of course Bob. I have added 276 HQ photos to the gallery. Enjoy!
In her first solo visit overseas, The Duchess of Cambridge Visited The Netherlands on (October 11, 2016). Catherine had a busy day as she undertook multiple engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. To start the day Catherine met King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, his private residence he shares with his wife Queen Máxima and their children, Princess Catharine-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. Queen Máxima was unable to greet The Duchess as she was holding her own engagements in Argentina. Catherine had lunch with King Willem-Alexander before heading to the Mauritshuis Art Museum in The Hague for the exhibition, ‘At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection’. Kate enjoyed a private tour of the museum and it’s collections before attending an art class with students. The next engagement of the day was at the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague, where she participated in a round table discussion about addiction, intervention, family and mental health. Catherine was joined by two charities in which she is Patron of, the Anna Freud Centre and Action on Addiction. Lastly, Catherine visited the city of Rotterdam to see Bouwkeet, the social Makerspace of Bospolder-Tussendijken, a workshop in a new community that offers a variety skills to local teenagers. Catherine concluded her trip with a walk about greeting well wishers.
Today, (October 10, 2016) was World Mental Health Day. Something we know that The Duchess of Cambridge is very serious about and has made it her mission to bring into the spotlight. To celebrate the day The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry held an event with their initiative, Heads Together at the County Hall and then at the London Eye on the South Bank, London.
The first event of the day was a reception with charities who are apart of their Heads Together campaign where TRH gave a joint speech and met with people who have received support. Following the reception they rode on the London Eye and took in the views.
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After the visit The Duchess told chief executive Sarah Brennan: “William and I found it absolutely fascinating, from hearing the case study and also taking the calls.” She said the types of calls were so varied – “what their worries are, their concerns.” She added: “What we’ve taken away is just how normal it is. We are parents ourselves, I am sure we will face worries – we do face worries, because we’ve got small young children. If those worries escalate, how vital it is to get support – and you are providing that support.” She added, “As a parent and as a mother, having that feeling that there is somebody there that is non-judgemental, that can provide the professional support, and that can really provide helping hand at a really difficult time”‘ – (Daily Mail)
Outfit Details: Catherine is wearing a L.K. Bennett ‘Eugenia’ dress, L.K. Bennett ‘Nina’ clutch, Gianvito Rossi 105 Suede Pumps, and Kiki McDonough Lauren earrings.
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I have updated the gallery by replacing all low quality photos from the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour with over 3,000 new high quality photos! Thanks so much to Mary for her huge contribution to the site! I hope all of you enjoy the new photos!
Today, (June 09, 2016) The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a dinner for the 40th Anniversary of SportsAid at Kensington Palace in London. Catherine has been Patron of the charity since 2013, SportsAid is a non-profit charity that “helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.” While at that pre-dinner Catherine met with SportsAid ambassadors and young athletes who will be competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics. During the dinner The Duchess gave a short speech which you can read below:
Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It is an absolute pleasure to be here with you to celebrate SportsAid’s 40th anniversary.
Some of you may know that I love sport. I love cheering on teams and athletes that I am passionate about. I love the physical challenge sport presents and the mental strength it gives us all. And I love the way it so often brings people together to work as part of a team.
I suspect many of you in this room may feel the same. The brilliance of SportsAid is in really understanding just how much athletic competition gives to our country as a whole. By investing in young sporting talent, they ensure that there is a strong pipeline of inspirational heroes.
These athletes then serve as motivators to everyone in the UK to get involved, get active, and embrace the power of sport to make us happier and healthier.
With little over 50 days to go until the Games begin in Rio; the next Olympiad is almost here. As we did in London in 2012, we will see a new generation of sporting stars emerge into the spotlight.
We cannot wait to meet the next SportsAid champions – the next Chris Hoys and Katherine Graingers who will remind us all of the magic and the power of sport.
So thank you all for supporting the incredible work of SportsAid. I am immensely proud to be their Patron and I can’t wait to cheer on our team competing in Rio.
I do hope you enjoy tonight’s very special occasion.
Today, May 16, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were in London for the launch of their Heads Together Campaign at at Olympic Park in London, England. The campaign aims to end the stigmas around mental health, and bringing awareness to the issues of individuals affected by it. The trio joined a variety of people from the mental health profession as well as members of their own supported charities to share ideas and information about programs to help individuals. The young royals also gave a joint speech outlining their expectations of the new initiative. You can watch the video above.