Category: Appearances

April 21, 2022 – Visiting The Disasters Emergency Committee

On April 21, 2022, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited The Disasters Emergency Committee.

The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities, raising funds to quickly and effectively respond to overseas disasters. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the DEC’s offices, meeting with DEC’s Chief Executive Saleh Saeed and aid workers via video link who had recently returned from Ukraine and neighboring countries to hear about the impact of the humanitarian response to the crisis in Ukraine. At the time of their visit, the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal had raised over £300 million to help families affected by the crisis over the weeks, months, and years ahead.

If you would like to donate to this effort, please click here.

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April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday Service

On April 17,2022 The Cambridges attended the annual Easter service at the St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle. It was the first time Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended the service. Other members of the royal family to attend were The Earl and Countess of Wessex with Lord Severn and Lady Louise, Peter Phillips and his two daughters Savannah and Isla, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, Mike and Zara Tindall with their daughter Mia Tindall.

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March 29 , 2022 – Service Of Thanksgiving For The Duke Of Edinburgh

On March 29, 2022, , The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their two eldest children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte, joined The Queen and other members of the Royal Family to pay tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip with died on April 09, 2021. The Service paid tribute to Prince Phillip’s life and work. Monarchs, dignitaries, friends, members of his patronages and charities, and civilians from all over the world finally came to pay their respects. When The Duke died in 2021, COVID-19 prevented a large gathering limiting his homegoing service to just thirty individuals.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on the Service.

Members of the Royal Family and representatives of His Royal Highness’s many charities and interests with gather at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life and work of this extraordinary public figure. The Service will give thanks for His Royal Highness’s dedication to his family, to the Nation and to the Commonwealth as both Consort to Queen and a working member of the Royal Family in his own right. The event will also recognise the importance of The Duke’s legacy in creating opportunities for young people, promoting environmental stewardship and conservation, and supporting the Armed Forces.

In Westminster Abbey, where he made promises that defined life of willing duty and spirited Service, we give thanks for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A man of rare ability and distinction rightly honored and celebrated, he ever directed our attention away from himself. He put privilege to work and understood his rank as a spur to Service. Working at pace, with so many claims on his attention, he encouraged us to focus, as he was focused, on the things that matter.

His was a discipline and character that seized the opportunity and overcame obstruction and difficulty. We recall, with affection and respect, the sustained offering of a long life lived fully. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, founded by His Royal Highness in 1956, will feature prominently in the Service, with a Tribute to be given by a Gold Award Holder. In recognition of The Duke of Edinburgh’s long-held relationship with the Armed Forces, the Band of the Royal Marines will provide music before and after the Service. The Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal Choirs will provide music during the Service.

During his time at The Queen’s side, Prince Phillip was the longest serving royal Consort in history, retiring from official duties in 2017 at 95. Completing over 22,000 official engagements, Prince Phillip was Patron, President, or member of 700 plus organizations. The Duke was also a Navy man and stayed heavily involved in every branch of Service. In 2015, Prince Phillip passed his patronage of The RAF Air Cadets onto The Duchess of Cambridge, making it her first role with an official link to the armed forces and the first time she took over a role from another member of the Royal Family.

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Gallery Update – Royal Tour: Caribbean

Hi friends! I have been MIA on the site for a while now, and I apologize. Life has been hectic. I have been working on the site behind the scenes and in the gallery. I know we have a ton of missing photos, and I would like to get caught up; it’s going to be a long and slow process. One major update is the addition of photos from Royal Tour Caribbean. Over 5,000+ images have been added to the gallery. I hope you take the time to view the beautiful photos!

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March 19 – Visiting The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room

On March 19, 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room.

As I write this millions all over the world are in self-isolation because of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. According to the World Health Organization this is a newly discovered virus that causes respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties and sadly as we are seeing in worse case scenarios all over the world pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Because of this rapidly spreading disease and the fear and panic it is currently causing, our first responders are being overwhelmed with the amount of people who need help and are seeking information.

Today, it was revealed that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room in Croydon to meet staff who have been taking NHS 111 calls from the public, and thank them for the vital work they are doing. During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses spoke to staff members and the Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson, about how they are dealing with the increase in demand on the NHS 111 service.

They also heard about when members of the public can help alleviate pressure on the system by using advice available online at nhs.uk/coronavirus before contacting 111.

After the visit, The Duke released a statement saying in part: “Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most.”

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February 02 – EE British Academy Film Awards

On February 02, 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the EE British Academy Film Awards.

Catherine has attended the awards regularly since 2017 with Prince William who has been President of the Academy since 2010.

There was a lot of anticipation this year to see what the Duchess would wear as the BAFTA’s dress code was focused on sustainability. The organization says it is ‘working toward carbon neutrality’ and asked guests to consider wearing outfits that were either repeats, vintage, or from a sustainable fashion designer. Catherine repeated her bespoke Alexander McQueen gown first seen in Malaysia during the Diamond Jubilee Tour in 2012 which took The Duke and Duchess to Southeast Asia. You can view photos of the gown here.

At the awards Their Royal Highnesses walked the red carpet and in his role as President, The Duke awarded The Fellowship Award to film producer Kathleen Kennedy in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television. Her recent work includes producing Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Prince William also gave a speech highlighting the lack of diversity innominees which you can view here.

After the ceremony The Duke and Duchess met with the winners.

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January 29 – Visiting LEYF Gardens Nursery

On January 29, 2020 Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited LEYF Stockwell Nursery & Pre-School.

Catherine was scheduled to make the visit on January 22, 2020 as part of her 24 hour tour for the launch of her ‘5 Big Questions’ online survey, but the visit got canceled due to inclement weather.

During her visit Catherine spoke to parents and staff about the online survey and talked with the chefs and apprentices from the LEYF Chef Academy about the importance of nutritious food for child development.

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January 28 – NPG Workshop At Evelina London Children’s Hospital

On January 28, 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Catherine who is Patron of both the National Portrait Gallery and Evelina London Children’s Hospital visited Evelina London to learn more about the creative arts workshops that are delivered there by the National Portrait Gallery’s Hospital Programme.

The National Portrait Gallery has been bringing workshops and artists into the hospital for the last 15 years, helping to support the health, wellbeing and happiness of the children who receive care there.

During her visit The Duchess joined in with groups of children on the atrium, as well as visited children and their families at the Beach Ward, where young people are awaiting surgery were able to also take part in activities.

During other workshops Catherine joined children who were making sets and characters for their own pop-up theaters and practicing their photography skills with one young man getting the opportunity to photograph The Duchess.

You can visit our pages chronicling Catherine’s work with The National Portrait Gallery, here. And Evelina London Children’s Hospital, here.

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January 27 – UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony

On January 27, 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony at Central Hall in Westminster.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. It is a day to remember the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

To commemorate the anniversary, The Duchess of Cambridge took portraits of two Holocaust survivors Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein with their grandchildren. The project is a collaboration between the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Jewish News and the Royal Photographic Society, for which Catherine became Patron of in 2019.

The portraits will be part of a new exhibition which will open later this year, bringing together 75 powerful images of survivors and their family members to mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust.

The Royal Photographic Society says, the project “aims to honour the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the full lives that survivors have built in the UK. Each of the portraits depicts the special connection between a survivor and younger generations of their family, who over the coming years will carry the legacy of their grandparents. However, the project also aims to inspire people across the UK to consider their own responsibility to remember and share the stories of those who endured persecution at the hands of the Nazis.”

During the ceremony, Prince William gave a reading of a letter written about his great-grandmother Princess Alice, who helped to hide her Jewish friends, the Cohens, in her home. He and The Duchess also took part in lighting candles in commemorate the six million Jews who lost their lives. After the ceremony The Duke and Duchess met with survivors and their families, including Yvonne Bernstein, who she had photographed.

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January 22 – ‘5 Big Questions’ 24 Hour Tour

On January 22, 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge visited Cardiff and Surrey to promote the launch of her’5 Big Questions’ online survey.

In her first stop The Duchess of Cambridge visited Ely and Careau Children’s Centre where she joined a baby sensory class to hear about the support that parents receive and she also talked to about the ‘5 Big Questions’ survey. During a conversation The Duchess opened up about feeling isolated in Anglesey after the birth of Prince George.

She said: “It’s nice to be back in Wales. I was chatting to some of the mums. It was the first year and I’d just had George – William was still working with search and rescue and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey. It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around, and he was doing night shifts. If only I had had a center like this.”

In Surrey, The Duchess of Cambridge returned to HMP Send Women’s Prison for the first time since 2015. There she met with some of the women she met in 2015, who have since been successfully rehabilitated, released and are rebuilding their families. The Duchess also talked to women who are currently at the prison receiving support from The Forward Trust, a charity which helps clients improve their relationships with friends and family.

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January 21 – Launching Landmark UK-Wide Survey On Early Childhood

On January 21, 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge launched 5 Big Questions, a landmark survey which gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation.

In March 2018, The Duchess of Cambridge announced during a symposium at the Royal Society for Medicine that she had convened a steering group to look at what can be done to make a positive difference to the lives of children, by focusing on their earliest stage of life, from pre-birth to 5 years of age. The steering group’s recommendations, on behalf of The Duchess, formed the basis of The Royal Foundation’s strategy for developing her work in this area.

The fruit of this steering group is 5 Big Questions, a landmark survey which gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation. The ‘5 Big Questions’ online poll is being conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of The Royal Foundation and “aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood”. The results of the survey will be made available in March and will determine the next steps in Catherine’s early years work.

To kick off the initiative The Duchess visited MiniBrum at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum where she met with health professionals, parents, a group of children and supporters.

The Duchess will then continue promotion of her online poll by going on a 24 hour tour, making stops in London, Cardiff and Surrey.

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January 20 – Reception To Mark The UK-Africa Investment Summit

On January 20, 2020 The Duke and Duchess attended a Reception To Mark The UK-Africa Investment Summit.

On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke and Duchess accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Princess Royal hosted heads of state and government and senior representatives from African countries, key multilateral agencies and high profile UK and African businesses.

The Duke said in part during a speech: “The African continent holds a very special place in my heart. It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died. And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee. Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to spend time in many other parts of Africa. I’m also honoured to be the Patron of the Royal African Society. And as Catherine and I have said to several of you here tonight, we hope to have the chance to visit many more countries in the future and share our mutual love of your continent with our children.”

You can read the rest of his speech here.

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