December 16 – Catherine Becomes Patron Of The RAF Air Cadets
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December 16 – Catherine Becomes Patron Of The RAF Air Cadets

Today His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh handed over Air Cadet patronage to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after 63 years as Honorary Air Commodore-in-Chief. This will be Catherine’s first official royal link to the armed forces. This is also the first time Catherine has taken over a patronage from another royal. Kate is now Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets and will represent an organization of 42,000 air cadets aged from 12 to 19, and 15,000 adult volunteers at more than 1,200 units across the UK and abroad.

Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, Commandant of the Air Cadets, said after her audience with the Duke: “He is admired and respected by cadets and volunteers alike and we will miss his ready sense of humour and genuine interest in the development of the nation’s youth.”

Speaking about Kate, whose husband William served as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, she said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to be our patron.
“Her links to the RAF family are already well-established and her desire to support youth development is well-recognised around the world.
“We hope that by acting as our Honorary Air Commandant she can see at first hand the amazing work of our adult volunteers who deliver a truly world-class cadet experience to many thousands of young people.”

December 16 – Annual Buckingham Palace Christmas Lunch
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December 16 – Annual Buckingham Palace Christmas Lunch

Today, (December 16, 2015) the Duchess of Cambridge attended the Annual Buckingham Palace Christmas Lunch hosted at Buckingham Palace. Catherine was accompanied by Prince Harry, and her son Prince George who was also photographed. You can view 3 high quality photos in the gallery.

December 15 – Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party
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December 15 – Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party

Hello everyone! Yesterday (December 15, 2015) The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party in Islington, North London. The Duchess took part in many activities including a music therapy session, arts and crafts, and other festive activities with groups of families. You can check out 74 high quality photos in the gallery. Enjoy!

December 10 – The Duchess Visits The Action Of Addiction Centre
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December 10 – The Duchess Visits The Action Of Addiction Centre

I have finally gotten around to adding photos from an appearance Catherine made on (December 10, 2015). She visited the Action of Addiction Centre where she met with course tutors and examiners. You can view 89 high quality photos in the gallery. Enjoy!

December 09 – ICAP’s Annual Charity Day
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December 09 – ICAP’s Annual Charity Day

Today (December 09) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in the 23rd ICAP Charity Day event, where the brokerage gives all of its profits made on the day to good causes. The Duke and Duchess were in good spirits as they hit the phones to close some deals, and also had a little fun playing table tennis. In other exciting news Catherine also debuted her new shoulder length haircut! Check it out in the 127 high quality photos in the gallery!

December 08 – Annual Diplomatic Reception At Buckingham Palace
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December 08 – Annual Diplomatic Reception At Buckingham Palace

On (December 08, 2015) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended The Annual Diplomatic Reception At Buckingham Palace. Pictures of the duo arriving and leaving the palace show The Duchess wearing Princess Diana’s favorite tiara, the Lover’s Knot. You can now view 8 high quality photos in the gallery. Enjoy!

New Photos Of Princess Charlotte Released
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New Photos Of Princess Charlotte Released

Earlier today Kensington Palace released two official photos of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, The Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month at their Norfolk home. The two photos have now been added to the gallery.

November 20 – The Duke & Duchess Visit North Wales
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November 20 – The Duke & Duchess Visit North Wales

Today (November 20) The Duke and Duchess spent the day in the town of Caernarfon in North Wales. The duo spent the day visiting organizations that support the mental health issues of young people. The couple also participated in a few outdoor activities at the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre where they took part in abseiling and wall climbing. You can view high quality photos in the gallery, enjoy.

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November 18 – Place2Be Headteacher Conference
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November 18 – Place2Be Headteacher Conference


Hello everyone! On (November 18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Place2Be Headteacher Conference and gave a rare speech. Catherine met with leaders from schools across England, Scotland and Wales about improving metal health for children. If you have problems watching the video above you can read her complete speech below:

Thank you Catherine for that kind introduction. I was delighted when I was asked to help open today’s conference.

I want to start by saying a big thank you to all of the head teachers here today. I know how much is asked of you.

The fact that you are all committing your valuable time to support Place2Be, and prioritise the mental health of your students is something that all parents should be grateful for.

I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health of children. I imagine my answer might be similar to many of yours.

I know that I was lucky. My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued and listened to.

But of course many children are not so lucky. Since beginning my work in areas like addiction, for example, I have seen time and time again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in unresolved childhood challenges.

I am sure you will agree that all children deserve time, attention and love from the adults in their lives. These basic qualities are so much more valuable than the always changing material and social concerns that can seem so important to young people.

As today’s theme reminds us, many children – even those from stable, happy homes – are finding that their heads are just too full. It is our duty, as parents and as teachers, to give all children the space to build their emotional strength and provide a strong foundation for their future.

Of course, not all children have the anchor of a strong family. Many will arrive through your school gates feeling a real lack of love and devotion in their lives. This often leaves them feeling insecure and without confidence and trust in the world around them. That is why your work is so important.

Parents, teachers and other school staff need the tools to help these young people early in their lives. And the earlier, the better. It is proven that early action prevents problems later in life.

Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved – we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.

As head teachers you have the chance to reach tens of thousands of children during your careers, and make an impact on a great scale. Thank you for making the work of

Place2Be part of your mission. I hope you know how much your work is valued.

Thank you – I am really looking forward to the rest of the afternoon.

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November 17 – The Fostering Excellence Awards
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November 17 – The Fostering Excellence Awards

Hello everyone! I’ve finally gotten around to adding photos to the gallery from Catherine’s appearance at The Fostering Excellence Awards on (November 17) where she met with children, parents, social workers, and handed out awards as well as received gifts for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. You can view 30 high quality photos in the gallery, enjoy.

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The Duke And Duchess To Visit India In 2016
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The Duke And Duchess To Visit India In 2016

Official Site — Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit India in the spring of 2016.

The visit is being undertaken at the request of Her Majesty’s Government and will be the first time The Duke and Duchess have visited the country.

Full details will be confirmed early next year.

November 17 – Signing Book Of Condolences At French Embassy
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November 17 – Signing Book Of Condolences At French Embassy

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris which killed 129 people. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stopped by the French Embassy to show their support and offer condolences. Photos have been added to the gallery.

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