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.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2020 > January 20 | Reception To Mark The UK-Africa Investment Summit
On January 15, 2020 The Duke and Duchess visited Bradford, one of the UK’s most diverse cities — to visit projects which support and promote community cohesion.
The Duke and Duchess started their day at the City Hall in Centenary Square where they joined a group of young people from across the community to hear about life in Bradford. They also met with representatives from local employers and businesses who are helping young people into employment. Afterwards, William and Catherine greeted excited locals.
Their next stop was to My Lahore, a British Asian restaurant chain which takes inspiration from Lahore, known as the Food Capital of Pakistan. There, The Duke and Duchess were greeted by CEO Asghar Ali and managing director Shakoor Ahmed before heading inside the kitchen to meet with students from Bradford College who are on a kitchen apprenticeship scheme. They then tried their hand at making Kulfi milkshakes, before sitting down to meet representatives from the UK Women’s Muslim Council and those who have benefited from the Council’s Curry Circle, an initiative that provides a hot two-course meal for people who are homeless or struggling to feed themselves.
William and Catherine then visited one of Bradford’s Khidmat Centres, whose main focus is to help the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. They heard about the activities and workshops offered at the centre, and the organisations that they support and joined a session involving groups supported by Better Start Bradford, which delivers over 20 projects to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 4. From there they joined a Better Start Little Dots workshop, which uses music and play to support children’s social, emotional and physical development, while simultaneously supporting adult self esteem. They also joined a workshop with Near Neighbours, an organization that brings together people from religiously and ethnically diverse communities across the UK to get to know each other better.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2020 > January 15 | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Bradford
On January 05, 2020 The Duke and Duchess attended Church Service At St. Mary Magdalene Church.
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January 05 | Church Service At St Mary Magdalene Church
On December 25, 2019 The Cambridge Family joined Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family for Christmas Day Church Service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.
This year Prince George and Princess Charlotte were with The Duke and Duchess as they made the walk to and from the church.
The Royal Children were definitely the center of attention and handled themselves perfectly.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > December 25 | Christmas Day Church Service At Sandringham
On December 18, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted driving Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the Queens’s Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace.
Prince William and Prince George arrived before The Duchess of Cambridge to attend an engagement with The Queen and Prince Charles. The Royal trio made Christmas puddings for the Royal British Legions’ Together at Christmas initiative.
Photos were later released from the private event as well as an official portrait of The Queen with her heirs to mark the start of a new decade. The photo was taken by Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > December 18 | Queens’s Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace
On December 11, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended The Annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace.
The reception is attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps based in London, which supports the work of the Royal Family in representing the United Kingdom at home and abroad. This includes hosting State Visits and The Queen’s regular audiences with Ambassadors and High Commissioners.
Her Majesty was joined by Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in welcoming the world’s ambassadors to Buckingham Palace.
This was a white tie event so The Duchess was wearing a tiara and her royal orders.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > December 11 | Annual Diplomatic Reception
On December 04, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge visited Peterley Manor Farm with Family Action.
The visit coincided with news that the Queen has passed her patronage of Family Action over to Catherine after 66 years in the role.
Family Action is a charity that works to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including financial hardship, mental health problems, social isolation, learning disabilities, domestic abuse, or substance misuse and alcohol problems.
Family Action provides high-quality training and consultancy services for a wide range of organisations – local authorities, the NHS, schools/academies, early years settings, adoption and fostering agencies, charities and commercial enterprises.
The Duchess of Cambridge has visited centers who have used the Family Action service, she also joined Family Action to launch a helpline in January of 2019. You can view our page dedicated to Catherine’s work with Family Action here to see her past work with this organization.
During her visit The Duchess took part in several activities including helping the children pick out Christmas trees for their schools, making decorations and hot chocolate in the “Elves Enchanted Forest”, creating Reindeer food, and talking with parents.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > December 04 | Joining Family Action At Peterley Manor Farm
On December 03, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to mark 70 years of the NATO alliance.
The Duchess joined other members of the royal family including, the Princess Royal, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to host world leaders including The President and First Lady of The United States, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and many others.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > December 03 | NATO 70th Anniversary Summit Reception
On November 21, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Tusk Awards nominees at a private tea and reception for the finalist.
The Duchess was scheduled to attend the actual award show with Prince William for the second year in a row, but was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed issue dealing with the children.
The awards recognize the unsung heroes of conservation, who are nominated by their peers without their prior knowledge, in recognition of their outstanding and inspirational efforts to conserve Africa’s natural heritage.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > Tusk Awards Nominees Reception
On November 18, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended The Royal Variety Performance.
The Royal Variety Performance takes place every year and is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who are in need of help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times. In particular, the charity assists former members of the entertainment industry living in Brinsworth House, a residential home in Twickenham, which is owned and run by the charity.
Hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, the evening included performances from the cast of Mary Poppins, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Robbie Williams, the cast of Come From Away, and a special collaboration by Emeli Sandé and Manchester’s Bee Vocal choir.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > November 18 | The Royal Variety Performance