Keeping Up with the Cambridges

My goodness! The Duchess of Cambridge has been incredible busy this week! We are feeling exhausted, so we know she must be ready for a rest as well. Lucky for us, we will see her again next week.

This Week

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April 23 – The Duchess of Cambridge took the train to Manchester today (like us mere mortals!) to visit The Willows Primary School. She looked great in a floral print Erdem dress as she represented Place2Be and Action on Addition. Kate gave a short speech, expressing her passion to stop the cycle on addiction. The Duchess met with students and teachers, being presented with numerous little gifts. Notably, she received a book made by students entitled “What Do Princesses Do?” and a charming hamper (also known as a gift basket, for us Americans) for Lupo!

April 24 – Kate was a busy girl this day! An excited Brit was lucky to catch Kate and Pippa driving past, being escorted by police. Later in the day on her first evening engagement in a while, the Duchess stunned in an icy blue Emilia Wickstead number at the National Portrait Gallery. Kate was attending a reception for The Art Room, a charity focused on troubled youth who need a positive outlet. While there, she gave another speech – a pleasant surprise for royal watchers. The Duchess is a patron and supporter of both the National Portrait Gallery (where her own portrait hangs) and The Art Room.

April 26 – This was one of the most exciting engagements – well, ever! William, Kate and Harry visited the Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden to inaugurated their new productions facility. They rode Batmobiles, cast spells, met JK Rowling, and went home with their very own wands. Kate looked adorable in a polka dot TopShop dress and Ralph Lauren jacket. Later that evening, Kate and William were spotted dining in London, much to the delight of fellow diners.

April 27 – A video showing Kate’s support for children’s hospices was released. It was an excellent example of the Duchess’ passion and dedication for the organizations she supports. Kate related t the sadness and struggle that these families endure during a difficult time, as well as the joy and hope that these organizations can bring to young children. The Duchess asked for our help to support Childrens Hospice Week by heling in any way we can. You can view the message here.

Kate and Pippa were also seen on Saturday at Richard Ward Salon in Chelsea, but WWKD hopes the day is highlighted by support for worthy causes, not hair care.

Next Week


April 29 – IT’S THE ROYAL ANNIVERSARY!! Can you tell we are excited?!?! Rather than celebrate quietly at home with William, Kate will be visiting Naomi House – a hospice supported by EACH – to partake in Children’s Hospice Week. She will tour the facilities, hydrotherapy pool, children’s rooms, and relaxing gardens during her visit. The Duchess will also attend a tea party at Naomi House, where Ollie Wade will perform a tribute song for his brother, Ben. You can download Ollie’s song on iTunes – all proceeds go to Naomi House.

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6 Comments on Keeping Up with the Cambridges

  1. Royal News
    April 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Isn’t she just the most stunning woman. My personal opinon is that she is the most beautiful princess maybe ever in UK royalty. No wonder everyone loves her :-)