Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits The Rainbow Centre, a children’s learning centre, taking part in festivities, including watching a performance put on by the children with Prince William and later joining the children on stage for pictures.
Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, take part in cultural events during their visit to Strathmore Green, a precinct in Queenstown, a residential district of Singapore on September 12, 2012.
Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine , the Duchess of Cambridge, attend a launch event at the Rolls Royce plant during their visit to Singapore on September 12, 2012. The two signed a plaque and took part in the launch of the first aero engine and fan blades produced in Singapore.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Gardens by the Bay on day 2 of the Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East on September 12, 2012 in Singapore.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Singapore Botanical Gardens on day 1 of their Diamond Jubilee tour on September 11, 2012 in Singapore. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and the tiny Pacific Island of Tuvalu.
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She has chosen the project as the subject of her first public speech abroad in an attempt to draw attention to the importance of the hospice movement in countries where it is still in its infancy.
To date, the Duchess has taken on patronages of only four charities, including East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH), for whom she opened a centre in Ipswich earlier this year, making her first major speech on home soil.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will arrive in Singapore tomorrow at the start of a nine-day tour of Commonwealth nations in the Far East as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, their second official trip as a couple following their hugely successful visit to Canada and the US last year.
The Duchess’s decision to make her maiden speeches both at home and abroad in hospices is a strong indicator that the movement is the cause that she feels most passionately about as she carves out her own public role.
Her private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said: “The Duchess wanted to establish contacts between her charities here and charities overseas, and she hopes that a legacy of this visit will be to get a dialogue going between EACH and Hospis Malaysia.”
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge particpates during the medal ceremony for Men’s Discus Throw – F42 on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches the rowing finals on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge applauds as she sits amongst members of the public during the swimming on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England.
LONDON (AP) — Prince William’s office says the former Kate Middleton will make her first speech abroad during their tour of southeast Asia and the South Pacific next month.
The speech will take place before patients of a Malaysian hospice. St. James’s Palace said Thursday that the tour is meant to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, marking her 60 years on the throne.
The royal couple, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will get involved in sporting activities, wear traditional dress, travel by canoe and receive traditional welcomes.
The couple will have an orchid named after them in Singapore and see another named after Princess Diana, Prince William’s mother.
The 15th anniversary of Diana’s death is Friday.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the Goalball on Day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Copper Box/. Before the game they also met with the staff.