On July 16, 2023 The Princess of Wales attended Wimbledon with Prince William and their two eldest children.
On July 14, 2023, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) with their three children at RAF Fairford. Prince William served with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force for over three years, based at RAF Valley in Anglesey. He is currently the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Coningsby. Princess Catherine also holds an honorary position as Air Commodore of the Air Cadets. In 2015, Catherine took over as Patron of The Air Cadet Organization from The Duke of Edinburgh, marking her first royal role with an official link to the armed forces.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military air show. The event benefits The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, which supports the air force and engages young people in aviation. During the visit, the Princess met with cadets in the Techno Zone, which aims to inspire young people to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math and consider careers in engineering, aviation, and aerospace. She also met with the winners of the Road to RIAT competition, which challenged students from 300 schools across the U.K. to design a sustainable aircraft for the future of the RAF.
The family also toured the C-17 Globemaster III, the aircraft that flew Queen Elizabeth’s body back to London following her death in Scotland in September 2022.
On July 15, 2023, The Princess of Wales attended Wimbledon for the Women’s Singles Final, where Czech Marketa Vondrousova took on Tunisian Ons Jabeur. Before taking her seat in the Royal Box, Catherine met with individuals who had various roles throughout Wimbledon. The princess also met representatives from the British Army, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police. Following the match, she presented the trophy to Markéta Vondroušová. Catherine also met with Ons Jabeur, and a sweet moment occurred when they shared a hug. Jabeur talked about the moment during her press conference. “She didn’t know if she wants to give me a hug or not. I told her hugs are always welcome from me. That was a very nice moment and she’s always nice to me.”
On July 04, 2023, the Princess of Wales attended Day 2 of Wimbledon. It was a joyous occasion as Catherine has been the Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 2016. As soon as she arrived, she immediately spoke with the ball boys, girls, and volunteers, showing her appreciation for their hard work. Catherine then visited Court 18 to watch Katie Boulter take on Australia’s Daria Saville. Afterward, Catherine moved to the Royal Box, where she was joined by the recently retired tennis great Roger Federer and his wife to watch Elena Rybakina take on Shelby Rogers. Lastly, Catherine enjoyed watching Andy Murray and Ryan Peniston play. It was truly an unforgettable day for all the tennis fans in attendance.
On July 04, 2023, some amazing photos were released to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS. The Prince and Princess of Wales surprised NHS staff and patients from across the UK with a very special NHS Big Tea party. They even arrived early to help lay the tables and put the finishing touches on a beautiful birthday cake. The event actually took place in May, and it was truly wonderful. It’s heartwarming to see how much care and support the royal couple has for the NHS. They have been Patrons of the NHS since 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, The Prince and Princess had the chance to meet with guests, discuss current challenges, and personally thank staff for the amazing work they continue to do. It’s fantastic to see such a powerful and influential couple showing their support for the NHS and recognizing the invaluable contributions of the staff. You can view our page highlighting Catherine’s work with the charity here.
On July 05, 2023, The Prince and Princess of Wales, who are known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, joined The King and Queen in Scotland for the National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication To The Coronation Of King Charles III And Queen Camilla at St Giles’ Cathedral. It was a grand event filled with pomp and circumstance, including gun salutes, processions, and a flypast by the Red Arrows. King Charles was presented with the Honours of Scotland, considered the Scottish Crown Jewels: the Crown, the Sceptre, and the new Elizabeth Sword.
On July 06, 2023, The Princess of Wales was in attendance to cheer on Prince William during the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Polo Cup. The event supported eleven of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s charities, including SHOUT, Wales Air Ambulance, Centrepoint, The Passage, Mountain Rescue England & Wales, Foundling Museum, Forward Trust, East Anglia Children’s Hospices, Baby Basics, Little Village, and AberNecessities. It was reported that over £1 million was raised for the charities. The competition was fierce, but Prince William’s team ultimately emerged victorious, and The Princess was there to present the trophies. It was truly a remarkable day for a great cause!
IN OTHER NEWS:
01. Catherine’s brother James and his wife Alizée are expecting their first child at the end of this year. They shared the news on Instagram, James Middleton wrote: “It was a very difficult start to the year after losing my beloved Ella however we will end the year with the most precious little addition to our growing family.” Congratulations!
On June 27, 2023, Catherine, Princess Of Wales, opened “Hope Street” at Hope Street in Southampton, England. Hope Street is a residential community developed by One Small Thing, piloting a new approach to supporting women in the justice system. One Small Thing is a charity that aims to redesign the justice system for women and their children by changing the way the justice system responds to women and their children, educating people within the justice system on the impact of trauma, and influencing politicians and policymakers to encourage culture change across the justice system and the people who work within it. Hope Street is the first of its kind. It aims to offer a community alternative for women who would otherwise be imprisoned unnecessarily due to a lack of safe accommodation or concerns around their well-being. The Princess toured the facility and learned about the support residents would receive. She also spent time with staff and left a handwritten message on the facility’s Tree of Hope. “I see you, and I am with you. Good luck in all that lies ahead,” she wrote, signing the note as simply “Catherine.”‘ I’m sure this is not the last we hear of One Small Thing or Hope Street; I wouldn’t be surprised if Catherine became a Patron. The Hope Street project aligns perfectly with her work in the early years, addiction, and work with women in the justice system.
On June 28, 2023, the Princess of Wales officially opened the Young Victoria & Albert Museum, formerly the V&A Museum of Childhood. It was an exciting day for all involved, as the museum had been under construction for three years, with schoolchildren, teachers, and parents partnering in various workshops to design the building and galleries. The Young V&A is dedicated to children up to fourteen, housing the largest collection of childhood objects in the United Kingdom. The Princess of Wales, who has been the Patron of the Victoria & Albert Museum since 2018, toured the new building and spent time with children in different galleries, hearing their thoughts about the museum. It’s wonderful to see such an important cultural institution dedicated to young people, and we can only imagine the joy and wonder that will come from exploring the Young V&A.
Check out our page dedicated to Catherine’s work with the Victoria & Albert Museum here.
On March 09, 2023, The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Hayes Muslim Centre. They thanked those involved in the aid effort and those who fundraised to help communities affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.The Prince and Princess met representatives from Disasters Emergency Committee member charities, including aid workers recently returning from the crisis zone in Turkey.
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > June 02 | Trooping the Colour
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > June 13 | Order Of The Garter Service
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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.
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– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > April 21 | Visiting The Disasters Emergency Committee
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.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > April 17 | Easter Sunday Service
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.
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > March 29 | Service Of Thanksgiving For The Duke Of Edinburgh
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!
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.”
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2020 > March 19 | Visiting The London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room