Category: Charities & Patronages

First Look: Kate At National Portrait Gallery

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Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice – (12/06)

Earlier today Kate visited the Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice where she toured the facilities, sang lullabies, and met with volunteers. The adorable photos have been added to the gallery.

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Kate To Visit Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice on Dec. 6

Kate Middleton is doing her part to cheer up some very sick children.

The Duchess of Cambridge and her new darker ‘do will pay a visit to the Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex, England, on Friday, Dec. 6.

Kensington Palace announced Tuesday that Middleton will tour the facilities, view a music therapy session, meet a group of volunteers and have tea with some of the kids and their families. She’ll also be going without Prince William, who we assume will be home looking after Prince George.

The 31-year-old royal is a big supporter of hospice charities and children’s palliative care in general, having toured Naomi House Children’s Hospice in Hampshire in April.

Shooting Star is one of the U.K.’s leading children’s hospice charities, hosting 650 children and young patients with life-limiting conditions and their families. Other celebs who’ve gotten involved in the organization include TV chef Nigella Lawson, X Factor creator Simon Cowell and actress Joan Collins (to name just a few).

The trip is the latest philanthropic activity Middleton’s embarked on recently.

Source – E!

Kate Attends SportsAid Annual Dinner – (11/28)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, patron of SportsAid charity, arrives at the SportsBall, the charity’s annual gala dinner at Victoria Embankment Gardens on November 28, 2013 in London, England. Kate is wearing a dress by Temperley and shoes by Jimmy Choo.

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Attending Place2Be Forum – (11/20)

This morning The Duchess attended a children’s charity event to battle against cyber bullying in Canary Wharf. She is Patron of Place2Be who hosted the event. The Duchess took time and met with experts and teachers, and students. If your curious about what Kate is wearing she’s dressed in a Orla Kiely skirt and jacket by MaxMara. Keep checking back for more photos as the day goes on!

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Visiting Only Connect Offices – (11/19)

Today Duchess Catherine and Prince William visited the offices of Connect Only, a London based crime prevention charity where they learned how the charity supports ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending. They then went and viewed a dance performance nearby. If you think you’ve seen this outfit before – you have! Kate has once again recycled this Orla Keily dress and Aquatalia ankle boots that she first wore back in 2011 to the Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford. Check the gallery for photos!

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– Appearances & Events Photos > 2013 Nov. 19 – Visiting Only Connect Offices

100 Women Hedge Funds Gala

Catherine attended the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala the day after George’s Christening. The Duchess was the guest of honour at the gala, which benefited Action on Addiction. The silk-tulle dress was designed by one of Kate’s favourites, Jenny Packham, and featured a fitted bodice with short sleeves and a velvet belt, along with a full skirt. The new mom’s long brown locks were styled in her signature waves, and her makeup was left neutral, to show off her luminous glow. She accessorized the dress with a simple black diamond bracelet.

This appearance comes right after Prince George’s royal christening, which took place Wednesday afternoon. Kate told Sky News that she was surprised at how well behaved her baby boy acted throughout the day’s events, saying “He was such a good boy actually. We were very lucky, he’s not always like that.”

– Appearances & Events > 2013 > 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala

Kate Visits Naomi House Children’s Hospice

I’ve added over 100 photos of Kate visiting the Naomi House Children’s Hospice today. Today is also special as it’s Will and Kate’s 2nd Wedding Anniversary! At today’s event Kate was wearing a peach coat by Tara Jarmon, a Paris-based Canadian designer, a custom beige dress, and of course, her trusty L.K. Bennett pumps. Seriously, every time you don’t think she could get any cuter she does!

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Duchess Catherine Records First Charity Video

Kate Picks Three New Charity Missions

As if her plate wasn’t already full, the Duchess of Cambridge is about to add even more.

Kate, 31, is adopting three new causes, and that will mean more public outings for the pregnant princess in the coming months as we count down to her baby’s highly-anticipated July arrival.

The new charities are in addition to the five she picked last year and reflect her “personal interests in supporting children and young people to build their skills, confidence and aspirations,” her office says in a statement.

The new patronages are Place2Be, SportsAid and The Natural History Museum. More about them:

Place2Be works in 175 schools to help provide mental health and emotional support for children in largely deprived areas. It is a “natural follow-on” from her work with Action on Addiction, a palace source says. Benita Refson, chief executive and founding trustee tells PEOPLE, “She understands the importance of early intervention to prevent the issues becoming deeper. She will shine a spotlight on child mental health and development and raise the importance and value of early intervention.”

She was inspired to become patron of SportsAid, which helps young disabled and non-disabled athletes achieve their ambitions, after her role in as an ambassador to Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. Chief executive Tim Lawler tells PEOPLE, “It’s a game changer for SportsAid to have her. She is young, she is inspirational and from the very generation that we deal with. She is keen to be a champion of champions. When we met it was clear she wanted to explore how she could make a difference. That personal interest was very evident and she was really charming in the process.”

And finally, The Natural History Museum reflects her interest in the environment and sustainability, and she visited the museum both privately as a child and in public last year when she opened an exhibit there. Kate also met a scientist from the museum when she was in Borneo with Prince William last year. Director of the Natural History Museum Dr. Michael Dixon said in a statement, “When she was here last November it was clear to me how much she shares our passion for understanding and maintaining the diversity of our planet.”

At her visit, Kate said, “William and I are just two of millions of people who have passed through these doors, and marveled at the spectacular wonders of the natural world, housed in this beautiful gallery. I care passionately about what this Museum stands for.”