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Gallery Additions: Officially Naming The Clore Art Room



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

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Gallery Additions: East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices Appeal Launch

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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Gallery Additions: Place2be Wellbeing In Schools Awards Reception



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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Gallery Additions: SportsAid Athelete Workshop



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

Gallery Additions: Action On Addiction Autumn Gala Evening
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Gallery Additions: Action On Addiction Autumn Gala Evening

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 & Events Photos > 2014 > Oct. 23 – Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening

Gallery Additions: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards
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Gallery Additions: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards

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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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2014 > Oct. 21 – Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards

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Kate Attends The ICAP Art Room Opening



Happy Valentine’s Day to all our loyal visitors! Today Kate spent her morning attending The The ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School in Ealing, England. Kate looked to be in great spirits and was all smiles despite the rain. Looking lovely as ever Kate’s blue dress is from one of her favorites, LK Bennett, her earrings are reportedly from Kiki McDonough. Head on over to the gallery to check out over 40 HQ photos from her appearance.

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– Appearances & Event Photos > 2014 > Feb. 14 – Opening Of ICAP Art Room At Northolt High School

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Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice – (12/06)

Earlier today Kate visited the Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice where she toured the facilities, sang lullabies, and met with volunteers. The adorable photos have been added to the gallery.



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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2013 > Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice