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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ February 19, 2015

I’ve added 200+ high quality photos from Kate’s two engagements today at the Emma Bridgewater Factory & Cape Hill Children’s Centre. Thanks so much to Mary for donating photos!

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [February 18] Emma Bridgewater Factory & Cape Hill Children’s Centre

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ February 15, 2015



Telegraph — The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her Mustique tan – and her growing baby bump – as she met Sir Ben Ainslie in Portsmouth today.

The Duchess, who has just returned from a two-week family holiday on the Caribbean island with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Middletons, looked suitably bronzed in a cream MaxMara coat.

But it was her noticeably bigger baby bump that was attracting the most attention. The Duchess is due to give birth in April to a brother or sister for Prince George.

The Duchess was helping to promote Sir Ben’s attempts to get young people involved in sailing and the marine industry.

Underneath her coat she wore a nautically-themed navy blue shift dress with a sailing boat motif of red yachts with white sails from Somerset by Alice Temperley.

Sir Ben’s Portsmouth-based Ben Ainslie Racing is aiming to win the America’s Cup for Britain for the first time, and his 1851 Trust works with under-25s to inspire them to take to the sea.

The Duchess, who is Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust – named after the year the America’s Cup left Britain, never to return – was making her first visit to its headquarters.

She also attended a reception at the port’s Spinnaker Tower landmark to meet people involved in the Ben Ainslie Racing project and to view exhibits destined for a visitor centre being built by the Trust which will open in July.
It is billed as an “interactive showcase for the sport of sailing, sustainability and innovation”.

The Duchess, a keen artist, was invited to contribute to a mural painted by local people at Sir Ben’s headquarters, depicting the water and skyline from Portsmouth to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

The Duchess painted in five crewmen, including Sir Ben, on a picture of a racing yacht, showing their backsides hanging over the side of the boat.

“Make it accurate,” Sir Ben told her, as she painted in his bottom.

She was asked to sign the painting but politely declined.

Art teacher James Waterfield from Park Community School in Leigh Park, Havant, stood alongside the Duchess as she did her painting.

“I was so worried about getting paint on her fantastic white coat,” he said.

“She told me she was painting yesterday with baby George and she should have brought him down because he loves doing all of this.”

Sir Ben said the Duchess had successfully handled a sailing simulator, adding: “It does make you sick, but she was fine.”

On her way to the Spinnaker Tower the 33-year-old Duchess stopped to chat to construction workers who are working round the clock to get the new centre finished in time for Ben to make it his base from May.

The workers downed their tools to watch her and gave her presents of hi-visibility vests saying The Boss for her, The Future Boss for George and The Boss’s Best Friend for cocker spaniel Lupo.

Inside the tower the Duchess had to tuck her baby bump out of the way as she tried her hand at a power grinder, a hand-operated device for winding in sails.

Sir Ben said: “It was great to have her here and she was looking well.

“She’s very interested in everything. She was really interested in how we are designing the boats and in the most secretive parts of that.

“There are a lot of very smart people working very hard on that.”

The Duchess delighted the waiting crowd outside by going on an impromptu walkabout.

She stopped to talk to nursery worker Kady Baulf, 28, from Portsmouth, who had taken the day off work specially to see her.

Kady said: “I asked her how George is and she said he’s fine. I wished her good luck with the new baby. She said I looked lovely and shook my hand.”

The Duchess also spoke to Rosemarie Thomas, 65, and stroked her pet Beagle Beagy.

Rosemarie said: “She said how lovely she was and asked her name. She’s clearly a dog lover. It’s fantastic, very exciting.”

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [February 12] Ben Ainslie Racing Headquarters

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ January 20, 2015


Today (January 19) The Duchess Of Cambridge made multiple appearances today first stopping for coffee at Family and Friends, an organization that helps families living in disadvantaged areas of Kensington and Chelsea. Kate then went to Kensington Aldridge Academy in North Kensington where she unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit. Her last appearance of the day was at the Kensington Leisure Centre where she was given a tour of the facilities and watched a performance from the children. The Duchess was also gifted with an inflatable duck for Prince George and talked about how she could feel the baby moving! How exciting! Be sure to check out 200+ high quality photos in the gallery.

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [January 19] Visit To Kensington

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ January 20, 2015



On (January 16) The Duchess Of Cambridge made an appearance at The Fostering Network to have tea with foster carers to celebrate their work. I have added 167 high quality photos to the gallery. Huge thanks to Carol for her donations!

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [January 16] The Fostering Network Visit

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ January 17, 2015

A huge thank you to Nicky and Carol I have added an extra 200+ high quality photos of HRH, Catherine Middleton at The Clore Art Room. Be sure to head to the gallery to check them out now! Enjoy!

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [January 15] Officially Naming The Clore Art Room

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ January 16, 2015



Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made her first appearance of 2015 today (January 15) at Barlby Primary School in West London where she was on hand to officially name the new art studio, The Clore Room. While at the studio Kate met with students and staff and attended a round table discussion to discuss the work of The Art Room. Kate also received a chair decorated with stamps that the students made. You can check out over 100+ high quality photos in the gallery. Enjoy!

FYI: Kate is wearing a dress from Madderson London.

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Appearances, Charities ♦ January 06, 2015

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ November 25, 2014

Telegraph — A bereaved mother has said the Duchess of Cambridge wrote personally to console her following the death of her baby daughter.

Kate was attending the launch of a fundraising campaign to help East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), where she is royal patron, build a new £10 million hospice when she met families who have benefited from the charity’s work.

Among them was Leigh Smith, a 33-year-old physiotherapist from Norwich whose daughter Beatrice died from a rare heart condition after just 89 days.

She revealed how she wrote a letter to Kate outlining her story, only to receive a personal reply from the duchess.
Mrs Smith said: “I was so surprised to receive a letter with such personal comments and signed by her.

“It was a lovely gesture and helped me through a terrible time.

“I was touched that she had taken so much time to carefully read my letter and then to reply herself – it shows how much she cares.

“When I met her today she remembered the letter and said it was an honour to meet me.

“I was completely taken aback – for me it was an honour to meet her.”

Mrs Smith said: “I had mixed feelings about today because it’s a difficult time but this is the most amazing way of celebrating her birthday and I hope Beatrice was looking down as I met Kate.”

The duchess braved the cold as she went without a coat and wore a red knee-length dress by Katherine Hooker and black sued stiletto pumps as she arrived at the Norfolk Showground on a frosty morning with temperatures of about 3C.

There was just a hint of a baby bump as she met families, volunteers and staff before joining 700 guests for the appeal’s launch.

The new hospice for Norfolk would be called The Nook and be built on a woodland plot near the village of Framingham Earl. This will replace an outdated facility in Quidenham, the oldest hospice in the country.

Kate has played an active role in the campaign and introduced ceramics manufacturer Emma Bridgewater to EACH and suggested a range of mugs could be designed to support the fundraising campaign.

As she was shown the designs for the first time and handed a giant teapot, Kate said “I’ll probably drop it”.
She crouched down to meet Jack Cottis, six, from Colchester, who suffered a brain haemorrhage in the womb and has a range of associated conditions, including blindness. He uses EACH’s Treehouse hospice in Ipswich.

His sister died from the same undiagnosed genetic condition at the age of three.

His mother Tracy Cottis, 48, is a patient trustee at the charity. She said: “I met Kate when she visited Ipswich and her passion for the charity is clear for all to see.”

Michala and Roger Benton and daughter Isabella, four, who has a number of neurological conditions, also met Kate along with the rest of the family Aimie, seven, Daisy, two, and Molly, seven months, from Dereham, Norfolk.

Mr Benton said: “She asked what services we use and how the new hospice will help us and said we had a lovely family.”

Aimie Benton later handed Kate a posy as she appeared on stage.

Pupils from the local Queen’s Hill primary school greeted Kate with Cerys Emeeith-Burley, seven, and Caitlyn Brazier, eight, handing her a bouquet.

Cerys said: “She said ‘are you missing school for this?’ and we told her we had been practising curtseying at school.”

She also met Gail Featherstone, the wife of the high commissioner to Malaysia, who hosted William and Kate on a recent tour of the country.

During that tour, Kate visited Hospis Malaysia which has since formed strong links with EACH.



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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2014 > [November 25] East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices Appeal Launch

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ November 20, 2014



Yesterday (November 19) the Duchess of Cambridge hosted the Place2Be wellbeing In Schools Awards Reception at her home, Kensington Palace in London England to improve mental health support in schools across the UK. Kate invited 170 staff, volunteers, and students to the reception and handed out a view awards. Head to the gallery now to check out 18 high quality photos from the event. And if your curios Kate was wearing a Hobbs top and Jenny Packham skirt.



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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2014 > [November 19] Place2be Wellbeing Schools Awards At Kensington Palace

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ November 12, 2014



Today (November 12) Catherine, The Duchess Of Cambridge who is Patron of SportsAid met with potential young athletes at a SportsAid workshop at the GSK Human Performance Laboratory in West London, England. 20 high quality photos have been added to the gallery.



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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2014 > [November 12] SportsAid Athelete Workshop

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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ October 23, 2014

This evening (October 23, 2014)The Duchess Of Cambridge attended the Action On Addiction Autumn Gala Evening Dinner and Reception. Kate is a patron of the charity and left a message in the program:

“As I am sure you are aware, the impact of addiction can be extremely damaging for individuals, families and the wider community.

“During the time I have spent with clients and staff I have been privileged to see the phenomenal work which the charity undertakes to improve the lives of those affected by addiction.

“The stories of recovery are remarkable; and Action On Addiction’s role in helping people achieve this is truly inspiring.”

I have added 12 high quality photos to the gallery.

FYI: Kate is wearing a dress by Temperley London


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Appearances, Charities, Gallery Addition ♦ October 21, 2014

In Kate’s second appearance of the day she attended the Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards in her role as patron of the Natural History Museum. Kate looked lovely tonight in a gown designed by Jenny Packham. You can view 50 high quality photos in the gallery.

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