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December 11 – The Duke and Duchess Visit Evelina London And The Passage

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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Photos: November 28 – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Leicester

Today, (November 28, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited King Power Stadium to pay tribute to those who tragically lost their lives on October 27, 2017 in the helicopter crash at LCFC stadium. The crash claimed the life of Leicester City Football Club Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who knew William and Catherine. The Duke and Duchess were joined by Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife and son as The Duchess laid flowers alongside the many other touching tributes. The Duke and Duchess also met with volunteers who helped relocate the thousands of tributes which were previously placed outside of the LCFC stadium as well as players and members of the club’s management team.

The Duke and Duchess also visited the University of Leicester to hear about some educational programs that the LCFC helped to support. In May of 2018 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha donated one million dollars to help fund medical research and training at the University through the creation of a Professorship in Child Health. After their visit the Duke and Duchess greeted people gathered in the University of Leicester’s Centenary Square.

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Photos: November 14 – The Duke And Duchess of Cambridge Visit South Yorkshire

Today, (November 14, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the morning in South Yorkshire for two engagements. For their first stop they visited McLaren Automotive where they opened the new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham. The new centre will be used to innovate the process of designing and constructing lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’, which form the internal shell of all McLaren cars, providing 200 new jobs for the local area. while there The Duke and Duchess met with McLaren Automotive’s STEM Ambassadors, who work to encourage children to get involved in science-based learning and careers.

VIDEOS: Prince William And Catherine Open McLaren Centre

From there the couple traveled to Barnsley to visit Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. The Duke and Duchess joined volunteers and young people that use the service, to prepare lunch in the hostel’s kitchen before sitting down to learn about the new Andy Norman Learning Hub, which will provide a dedicated space and resource for young people at risk of homelessness in Barnsley, helping improve their skills and work towards independence. Before departing William and Catherine unveiled a plaque offically opening the Andy Norman Learning Hub.

VIDEOS: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Cook At Centrepoint

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Photos: October 31 – The Duchess of Cambridge Visits The Imperial War Museum

Today, (October 31, 2018) The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Imperial War Museum. The Duchess visited the museum in London ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice to learn about the lives of her great grandmother’s three brothers, who fought and lost their lives in the First World War. Catherine toured the First World War galleries and learned more about what her relatives would have experienced during their time on the front line. She also was shown her great-grandmother Olive’s registration card. Olive and her younger sister Anne were both VAD nurses with the British Red Cross during the War. The Duchess also viewed several other documents relating to her relatives’ experiences, including the brothers’ letters home.

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October 01 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 8 –  Victoria, BC – Roundup & Photos
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October 01 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 8 – Victoria, BC – Roundup & Photos

On the final day of Royal Tour Canada, October 01, 0216) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their day in Victoria, BC, Canada. They started their day at Cridge Centre for the Family. A charity that supports the youth and the elderly and offers a wide variety of support. The Duke and Duchess spent much time greeting well wishers. After visiting the centre the couple visited a local cafe where they met families who have benefited from the services offered by the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre.

In the afternoon, the couple toured Victoria Harbor aboard a Tall Ship piloted by a crew from the Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS), a charity using sailing to help build life skills. Again, the couple spent time greeting well wishers for the last time on this tour.

After a quick wardrobe change the eight day Royal Tour of Canada concluded when The Cambridges arrived at the Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal. Ahead of their departure Kensington Palace released the following statement from Prince William:

“Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family over the last week. We have loved our time in British Columbia and Yukon and will never forget the beautiful places we have seen and the many people who have been kind enough to come to welcome us in person. We feel very lucky to have been able to introduce George and Charlotte to Canada. This country will play a big part in the lives of our children and we have created such happy memories for our family during this visit. Canada is a country of optimism, generosity and unrivalled natural beauty. I hope we have helped all Canadians celebrate what makes this country great. We will see you again soon.”

September 30 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 7 –  Haida Gwaii – Roundup & Photos
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September 30 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 7 – Haida Gwaii – Roundup & Photos

On the seventh day of the 2016 Royal Canada tour (September 30, 2016) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Haida Gwaii. The couple paddled in on a traditional canoe. After meeting with Haida chiefs and well wishers the couple enjoyed a cultural performance at the Haida Heritage Performing House. They also toured the the new Haida Gwaii General Hospital where they unveiled a plaque marking their visit.

Following their earlier visits The Duke and Duchess joined teens from Skidegate Youth Centre on a fishing trip.

September 29 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 6 – Victoria, BC – Roundup & Photos
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September 29 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 6 – Victoria, BC – Roundup & Photos

On (September 29,2016) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a children’s party for military families on the grounds of Government House in Victoria Canada. Their own children Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also in attendance. The children enjoyed a petting zoo, miniature ponies, balloon animals and a puppet show. Plenty of adorable moments came out of this engagement and I’m sure that it will be a highlight of the tour for many.


September 28 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 5 – Yukon & Carcross – Roundup & Photos
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September 28 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 5 – Yukon & Carcross – Roundup & Photos

Welcome to Day 5 of Royal Tour Canada! On (September 28, 2016) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge explored MacBride Museum in downtown Whitehorse. Inside the couple took part in a story circle with local children and elders. The couple then marked their visit by sending a “telegraph to tweet” using an original telegraph. Afterwards couple met locals outside the museum at a street party.

In their next engagement of the day, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the town of Carcross. They started out their afternoon at the Carcross Commons to watch a traditional welcoming ceremony from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Afterwards, the duo were given a tour of the town, meet the locals, and participate in a flurry of activities including painting a totem pole. They then made an unplanned stop at the White Pass steam train at the foot of Montana Mountain. Lastly, the pair met with members of the The Single Track to Success mountain bikers project.

September 27 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 4 – Kelowna & Whitehorse – Roundup & Photo
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September 27 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 4 – Kelowna & Whitehorse – Roundup & Photo

Tuesday, (September 27, 2016 marked Day 4 of The Duke and Duchess’s tour of Canada. The couple left Victoria and flew to Kelowna, a city in the Okanagan Valley to visit to the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. The couple met with students and watched a volleyball match with the woman’s team. They also unveiled a plaque marking their visit. The second engagement in Kelowna was at the Mission Hill Winery where they attended the BC Government’s ‘Taste of British Columbia’ festival. The couple sampled dishes and met with locals, including children with interest in the culinary and agriculture fields.

For the second half of the trip the royal couple flew to Whitehorse in Yukon. They arrived at Whitehorse International Airport where they received an official welcome and Prince William inspected a guard composed of members of the Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers. They then headed to Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre where they watched a cultural performance, afterwards the couple met with performers.

September 26 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 3 – Bella Bella – Roundup & Photos
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September 26 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 3 – Bella Bella – Roundup & Photos

September 26< 2016 marked Day 3 of the 2016 Canada Tour. The Duke and Duchess traveled to rainy Bella Bella, Canada for a day of engagements. Due to the poor weather conditions the couple were not able to do the aerial tour of the Rainforest, something I’m sure they both would have enjoyed!

Upon arrival to Bella Bella Their Royal Highnesses attended an official welcome and performance from Bella Bella First Nations Community at the Wawiska Community Hall. The pair received many gifts and met with many locals.

Their next stop was to McLoughlin Bay for a short ceremony, marking the commitment of the rainforest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy network. After, William and Kate travelled to Elder’s Lodge, where William gave a short speech to mark the dedication of the Great Bear Rainforest as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. The visit concluded with a plaque unveiling to commemorate their visit.

There final engagement of the night was a Government of British Columbia reception at Government House where Their Royal Highnesses joined many political and civic leaders for a reconciliation ceremony. Catherine stunned in a dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.

September 25 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 2 – Vancouver – Roundup & Photos
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September 25 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 2 – Vancouver – Roundup & Photos

Hello everyone! (September 25, 2016) marked day two of the Royal Tour! A little before noon, local time, The Duke and Duchess departed the Victoria Harbour to head to Vancouver via sea plane for a day of engagements!

Upon their arrival to Jack Poole Plaza, located by the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre the royal couple were greeted by many excited individuals and they took the time to meet and chat with as many as they could before heading to their first engagement at Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program for mothers who are overcoming addiction. A cause that we know The Duchess is very keen about. The couple toured the facility taking part in story time, and learning about a few services that the charity offers, the couple also took the time to speak with mothers who are receiving help from the charity, as well as met with medical staff.

At their next stop of the day Their Royal Highnesses joined Primie Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau at the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia, where they met Syrian refugees, volunteers, and staff. The couple met a families and learned how the centre has supported them. To mark their visit Their Royal Highness’s officially opened the Edith Lando playground for the children at the centre.

From there the couple went to Central Vancouver for a youth reception at the Foyer of the Telus Garden Building in Downtown Vancouver. They met young adults who are leaders in Canadian arts, music, charity, sport, business and film.

They finished off a packed day with a visit to the Kitsilano Coastguard station, where they met members of the police, fire service and social workers, before leaving on the Coast Guard’s hovercraft and flying back to Victoria.

September 24 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 1 – Victoria, BC – Roundup & Photos
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September 24 – #RoyalVisitCanada – Day 1 – Victoria, BC – Roundup & Photos

Hello everyone! Today, (September 24, 2016) marks the start of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Tour of Canada!
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THE ARRIVAL: The Duke and Duchess touched down at the airport in Victoria, British Columbia at 4:00 P.M. local time with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The couple were greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregorire. The young family stunned in coordinating blue ensembles, Catherine of course, looked amazing in a Jenny Packham dress and accessorized with a hat by Lock and Co and the Queen’s maple Leaf broach she wore during the first Royal Tour in 2011.

VIDEOS: Arriving In Victoria

WELCOMING CEREMONY: After dropping Prince George and Princess Charlotte off at the Government House and getting them settled in, The Duke and Duchess headed to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly official welcoming ceremony. They took part in a number of festivities including laying a wreath at the Cenotaph followed by the traditional military honors, including a 21-gun salute, breaking of His Royal Highness’ Canadian Standard, and an inspection of the guard by William. After a few speeches by local dignitaries William took the stage to address the crowds sometimes speaking in “rusty” French. The couple later departed the welcoming ceremony for private meetings with the Governor General and Prime Minister.

VIDEOS: Arriving At Welcoming Ceremony | Ceremony Departure

PRIVATE MEETINGS: After the festivities of the welcoming ceremony The Duke and Duchess went back to Government House to meet with the Governor General and the Prime Minister. Not musch is known about the meetings, but it seemed like the Governor General and the Prime Minister enjoyed their time with Their Royal Highnesses.