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May 14 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Bletchley Park D-Day Exhibition

On May 14, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge visited Bletchley Park to view a special D-Day Exhibition in the newly restored Teleprinter Building. The exhibition marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the new exhibition ‘D-Day: Interception, Intelligence, Invasion’, is based on newly declassified material, showing how the intelligence efforts coordinated at Bletchley Park helped specifically in the success of the D-Day landings at Normandy. Visiting Bletchley Park holds extra meaning to Catherine as her Grandmother and Great Aunt, Valerie and Mary Glassborow, worked at Bletchley Park as “code-beakers” during the Second World War. She was surprised to find that her grandmother and great aunt’s names were the latest additions to Bletchley’s Codebreakers’ Wall. Once inside Catherine joined students taking part in interactive activities using a real Enigma machine. The Duchess also met with veterans Elizabeth Diacon, Georgina Rose, Audrey Mather and Rena Stewart — who all worked to feed crucial information to Allied forces in the critical months, weeks and days leading up to D-Day.

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May 14 | The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Bletchley Park D-Day Exhibition

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May 08 – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit North Wales

Today, May 08, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to North Wales to meet individuals and organisations in the region who are encouraging people to look after their communities and protect the natural environment. Their fist stop was to Caernarfon Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Base where Prince William had the pleasure of catching up with two individuals whom he worked alongside during his time as a Search and Rescue Pilot. They also got the chance to view Caernarfon Coastguard Search and Rescue’s new Sikorsky S92 helicopter, before sitting down with individuals from Maritime and Coastguard Agency to talk about mental health.

There next stop was to Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt, a local business which has been operating for over two decades which harvests culinary salts by taking sea water from the Menai Strait, passing it through a series of carbon filters, which concentrate it into stronger brine and allows it to flow into crystallization tanks. The water is then further concentrated using heaters which causes salt crystals to form on the surface, and as these become heavier they drop. Then each morning the harvesters scoop the crystals out of the tanks and rinse them in more brine to reach the desired taste and appearance. The salt is then packaged and sent out for people around the world to enjoy. During their visit The Duke and Duchess got to witness the salt making process from hand harvesting to packaging.

After a change of clothes William and Catherine headed to Newborough Beach where they joined pupils from local primary schools on a beach clean-up organised by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and marine conservation group Surfers Against Sewage. In April, Anglesey became the first county in the UK to be awarded Plastic Free Communities status by the group, in recognition of its work to reduce the impact of single-use plastic on the environment through its the ‘Plastic Free Anglesey’ campaign. Their Royal Highnesses’ then joined the 1st Menai Bridge Scout Group to explore the beach’s wildlife habitat, and hear more about the importance of the nesting bird colonies on neighbouring Llanddwyn Island.

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May 08 | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit North Wales, Part 1
May 08 | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit North Wales, Part 2

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May 01 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Opens Anna Freud Centre Of Excellence

On May 01, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of The Anna Freud National Centre for Families and Children officially opened the Kantor Centre of Excellence at Rodney Street, London. The new building is a purpose-built space where leading neuroscientists and practitioners in mental health, social care and education will work together with children and young people to transform mental health for them and their families. At the heart of the new centre is the ground-breaking Pears Family School, a school for children who have been excluded from mainstream education and focuses on re-integrating them back to a mainstream school. During her visit The Duchess met students who are benefiting from the centre and ‘young champions’ who are advocates for the centre. Before unveiling a plaque to mark the event The Duchess gave a short speech:

“We are all here today because we care so much about transforming the mental health of children, young people and their families. I have learned so much about early childhood development and the importance of support for parents through your work here at the Anna Freud Centre. This is something I really do care about. The ambition for the new Kantor Centre of Excellence is hugely inspiring; bringing together research, education, practice and policy all in one place will take the Anna Freud Centre mission to the next level. It is testament to what can be achieved when people work together to realise a shared vision”.

VIDEO: Duchess of Cambridge in Hysterics with Staff at the Anna Freud National Centre

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May 01 | The Duchess Of Cambridge Opens Anna Freud Centre Of Excellence

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April 25 – Anzac Day Service Of Commemoration

Yesterday, April 25, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attended the Anzac Day Service Of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. ANZAC Day honors the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the landings at Anzac Cove in 1915. It is considered a national day of remembrance and ceremonies take place in various locations. Prince William was not in attendance as he was in New Zealand paying tribute to those affected by the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack. Although, he also attended a civic service to mark ANZAC Day, laying a wreath on behave of The Queen at the War Memorial Museum in Auckland. After the service Harry and Catherine met with guests and representatives before departing together.

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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – April 25 | Anzac Day Service Of Commemoration

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April 21 – Easter Service At St George’s Chapel

On (April 21, 2019) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and members of the Royal Family at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for an Easter Service. The day was extra special as it was also The Queens 93rd birthday.

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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – April 21 | Easter Service At St George’s Chapel

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March 19 – The Duchess of Cambridge Visits The Foundling Museum

After her engagement with The Queen, The Duchess continued on to The Foundling Museum, her newest patronage. The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and public art gallery. When The Duchess first visited The Foundling Museum in 2017 she met with the first intake of ‘Tracing our Tales’ trainees. Today, two years later she again met some of these young adults again to hear how the programme has helped them gain confidence and employment. She also joined a ‘Tracing our Tales’ training session, inspired by the Museum’s Bedrooms of London exhibition and by explorations of fears and safety. The Museum’s ‘Bedrooms of London’ exhibition, documents the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. Ending her visit, The Duchess had a few words for her new patronage:

“I feel hugely proud today to be here today to become Patron of the Foundling Museum. Your work connects and celebrates two subjects that are deeply important to me: children, and art.

I am passionate about improving children’s life chances and giving them opportunities, so that they can look forward to the best possible futures, fulfil their whole potential, and have the freedom to explore their creativity.

I have always believed in the power of art, not only to unlock that creativity, but also to bring us joy, and to inspire, challenge and positively change our lives.

Your Museum here powerfully links these two forces for good. By weaving together the moving stories of looked after children, with art and artists of all genres, you create meaningful learning experiences which will have a lasting, and often transformational, impact on young lives.

I could not be more delighted to support such a special organisation. I look forward to working together and, as your Patron, hopefully doing all I can to help your important mission in the future.

Thank you.”

VIDEOS: Duchess of Cambridge Shows Off Lino Printing Skills

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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 19 | The Duchess of Cambridge Visits The Foundling Museum

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March 19 – The Queen and Duchess of Cambridge Open The Bush House

Today (March 19, 2019) The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Her Majesty, The Queen on a visit to King’s College London to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus in London, England. The Duchess is accompanied Her Majesty to see Bush House, a set of buildings which have been converted to include lecture theatres, teaching rooms, and an auditorium. During the visit Her Majesty and The Duchess were able to tour the facility, on the Roof Terraces on the eighth floor of Bush House, The Queen and Duchess got to see the panoramic views of London. On the new virtual trading floor, The Queen and The Duchess met students from the Entrepreneurship Institute – which supports entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni. To end the engagement The Queen unveiled a plaque in the new auditorium, officially opening The Bush House and Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness sighed the Visitor’s Book.

VIDEOS: The Queen and Duchess of Cambridge Treated to Spectacular Views of London

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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 19 | The Queen and Duchess of Cambridge Open The Bush House

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March 17 – The Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, England. As in previous years The Duchess of Cambridge presented shamrocks to Officers, Warrant Officers, and the Irish Guard’s mascot Irish Wolfhound Domhnall. Before the parade a moment of silence was held for the victims of the horrific attack in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 and injured dozens of others. Afterwards, William and Kate met members of the Regiment and posed for the regimental photograph. Inside the Guardsman’s lunch, The Duke and Duchess enjoyed a pint and mingled with soldiers in their mess hall.

VIDEOS: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Drink Guinness with Irish Guard for St Patrick’s Day

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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 17 | The Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade

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Updates: Recent Gallery Additions

I’ve updated the gallery with photos from Catherine’s recent appearances. More photos will be added throughout the week, so keep checking back! Enjoy!





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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 06 | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Blackpool
Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 11 | Commonwealth Day Service At Westminster Abbey
Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 12 | Visiting Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre
Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 12 | Attending The 2019 Portrait Gala

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March 05 – 50th Anniversary of the Prince of Wales’ investiture Reception

Today March 05, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by The Queen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles was created The Prince of Wales at aged 9 on July 26th 1958 and His Royal Highness was formally invested with the title by Her Majesty on July 1st 1969. Before the Investiture Prince Charles spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh, and after being Invested he embarked on a tour of Wales. In attendance at today’s reception at Buckingham Palace are representatives from The Prince of Wales’s many Welsh charities and patronages. The Royal Family and guests were entertained by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

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Engagements & Tour Photos – 2019 – March 05 | 50th Anniversary of the Prince of Wales’ investiture Reception