With the first “work” week in the books for the Duchess of Cambridge, it was a busy week around WWKD headquarters as we too got back in the swing of things. Here’s a quick recap of everything that happened this week on the first instalment for 2017 of Keeping Up with the Cambridges.
In the Press
It was released this week via the Sun that a meeting between the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s girlfriend, took place on Tuesday at Kensington Palace in London. The actress has reportedly been staying at KP with Harry all week and also met Princess Charlotte. The Sun says that “Kate was really looking forward to meeting Meghan and she knew how important it was to Harry. They are very close and he really values her opinion on girlfriends.” Meghan had not forgotten Kate’s birthday the day earlier, reportedly arriving with a small present – a leather-bound dream diary which Kate loved. (Picture via People)
The total numbers from the costs associated with the Royal Visit of Canada were released by the Canadian government. The Government of British Columbia, where most of the Tour took place, had a bill of $613,000.
The Sunday Times is reporting that William is making the move to be a full-time Royal, starting with moving the Cambridge family to London permanently after his contract with the East Anglia Air Ambulances is over in March. This will work well with Prince George starting school in the fall – rumoured to now NOT be the same one William and Harry went to. The Express is saying that George will attend the brand new Wetherby Kensington, a five-minute walk from the Cambridges’ London home.
Did you know you can now get married at Kensington Palace? People Magazine revealed all the details about how you can get hitched at the home of Will & Kate : Prices start at about $15,000 (without taxes and catering), and those wishing to get hitched at the palace must adhere to a pre-approved vendor list and nab one of the very limited spots: To protect the historical venue, only 80 events can be held there per year.
William, Kate and Harry will also be taking part in a documentary about Mental Health initiatives which will debut around the time of the London Marathon. The royals are working with presenter Nick Knowles, who told The Sun, “I’m working on a mental health documentary with the young royals, which should come out around the time of the marathon. I can’t tell you anymore.”
This week, we peeked into Giulia’s closet for our My Royal Closet series, learning about how the Italian works repliKates into her wardrobe through deal hunting and a few well placed repliKate friends. We also shared an opinion piece on why it isn’t fair to ask if the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant again based on a personal story, in which the support has been overwhelming.
We also started off the week celebrating Kate’s birthday with a WWKD giveaway! With just less than 24 hours remaining, there is still time to enter to win.
On Wednesday, January 11th, Kate kicked off her 2017 engagement calendar with a solo visit to the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. While visiting the AFNCCF, Kate got to experience firsthand the amazing work of the Early Years Parenting Unit. The Early Years Parenting Unit aims to keep families together and help parents become more responsive to their children’s needs.
Following her time at the AFNCCF, Kate met up with William for a joint event at the Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford where they participated in a ‘Memory Jar’ activity in a Support Group session. William & Kate joined youngsters making memory jars for those they have lost.
Just For Fun
Do you think the Queen has watched the hit Netflix show the Crown? We saw this hilarious clip on Huffington Post UK and had to share.
WWKD’s RepliKate database constantly adds new repliKates and updates old ones. Here are some of our most recent favorites:
Coming Up Next
We will see Kate this week at an event in support of her patronages.