Week In Review: June 25 , 2023 – July 01, 2023

This week the Princess of Wales had two public engagements. They are highlighted below.

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.


– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > June 27 | The Princess Of Wales Opens Hope Street
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > June 28 | The Princess Of Wales Officially Opens The Young V&A

May 16, 2023 – The Princess Of Wales Visits Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

The Princess of Wales visited the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Check out photos in the gallery.


– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > May 16 | The Princess Of Wales Visits Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Upcoming Engagement: Irish Guards St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On Friday, March 17, 2023, The Prince and Princess of Wales will attend the Irish Guards at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Aldershot. It will be the first time Catherine attends the parade as Colonel of the Regiment. She will present the traditional sprigs of shamrock to the Officers and Guardsmen and the Irish Wolf Hound regimental mascot. The parade will conclude with a Royal Salute and march past where Her Royal Highnesses will take the salute as the new Colonel.

Week In Review: March 05, 2023 – March 11, 2023

On March 08, 2023, The Princess of Wales visited the 1st Battalion Irish Guards for the first time since becoming Colonel last year, taking over from her husband, The Prince of Wales. During the visit, Her Royal Highness heard first-hand about the work that the Irish Guards are carrying out on the Salisbury Plain Training Area and took part in battlefield casualty drills to deliver care to injured soldiers during a casualty simulation exercise.

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 > 2023 > March 08 | The Princess of Wales Visits The 1st Battalion Irish Guards
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > March 09 | The Prince & Princess Of Wales Visit Hayes Muslim Centre

Upcoming Engagement: Commonwealth Day Service

On March 13, 2023, The Prince and Princess of Wales will join other members of the Royal Family for the annual Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. Afterward, Their Royal Highnesses will attend a reception hosted by the King and Queen Consort at Buckingham Palace.

The Princess of Wales Appointed Colonel Of The Irish Guards

Catherine, The Princess of Wales, has made history today as she takes over Prince William’s role as Colonel of the Irish Guards. The Princess will continue the tradition of passing out shamrocks at the regiment’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Something we’ve seen her take part in for over ten years. The role of Colonel is Catherine’s first role in the regiment.

In an announcement from Buckingham Palace, Trooping of the Colour will take place on June 17, 2023.

Other appointments include, The Queen Consort being appointed Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, Prince Andrew’s former role, and The Prince of Wales being appointed Colonel of the Welsh Guards.

Gallery Update: June 2022 Engagements

Hello, besties! I’m here to let you know that I’ve updated the gallery with The Duchess of Cambridge or The Princess of Wales engagements from June 2022. We may need to include a few, which will be added in due time. I know updates on the site are slow, but the gallery is constantly being updated. I can’t wait until I’m able to update and follow along regularly again. I hope you all enjoy the photos that have been added; seeing it’s the end of the year, it’s fun to take a quick look back! I’ve highlighted and linked some of our favorite moments down below!

– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > June 02 | Trooping the Colour

– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > June 13 | Order Of The Garter Service

– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 >
June 17 | Royal Ascot – Day 4

London Bridge Has Fallen: Queen Elizabeth Dies At 96

In sad news, Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth has died.

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

Earlier today, a statement read,

“Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”


— The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex, did not travel to Balmoral.

— With the death of Queen Elizabeth, her son Charles is now King, and Camilla is Queen Consort. He will go by King Charles.

— William and Catherine are now The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

— The children of Harry and Meghan are now a Prince and Princess, although it’s yet to be determined if titles will be changed.

Updates will follow as they are released in this post.

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.

– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > April 21 | Visiting The Disasters Emergency Committee

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.

Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > April 17 | Easter Sunday Service

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.

– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022 > March 29 | Service Of Thanksgiving For The Duke Of Edinburgh

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!

– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2022> Royal Tour Caribbean