Cambridge Review – week 10, 2018


It was reported this week that the Duchess’ due date is April 23rd. Since Kensington Palace only said April, and everyone is expecting it to be late April, it can very well be true. However, the Duchess has been late with both of her previous pregnancies, as Prince George arrived late July instead of mid-July, and Princess Charlotte arrived in May instead of April, we won’t know for sure when the baby will be born until the baby is born.


On March 6th, The Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Pegasus Primary School in Oxford. During the visit, she learned more about the activities from the charity FamilyLinks. They work to empower children, parents, families, schools and workplaces to give priority to positive emotional health, by delivering innovative, high quality training to health and social care services, third sector organisations, schools and universities. HRH met with parents and talked about how they have overcome problems in their family with the help of FamilyLinks.

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On the same day, the Duke held an investure at Buckingham Palace. He also attended a reception for BAFTA at Kensington Palace. Both of the engagements were unannounced.

The next day, the Duchess of Cambridge officialy opened the new Place2Be headquarters in London. HRH has been Royal Patron of Place2Be since 2012. Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic support to children in schools, working alongside school leaders, teachers and parents. At the new headquaters, Place2Be will train more counsellors, teachers and school leaders to help pupils in schools with their mental health problems. The Duchess met with professionals who finished the Place2Be counselling programs, and joined children who have had help by Place2Be.

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On the same day, the Duke of Cambridge visited RAF Coningsby. HRH has been Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Coningsby since 2008. He first saw a typhoon display and learned more about the world-class aircraft from people who fly the planes. He also met with trainee pilots, who will fly the typhoon in the future. At the Engagement Centre, where people can learn more about the physics behind RAF situations, the Duke joined children in designing parachutes for eggs.

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Later that day, the Duke attended a dinner for at Clarence House for Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s visit to the UK. HM The Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance.

On March 8th, the Duke had two other unannounced engagements. He attended an internal launch of Mental Health Innovations at Phoenix Brewery and held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace for United for Wildlife

Upcoming Events

  • Monday 12 March: Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey
  • Tuesday 13 March: The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host reception for the winners of The Met Excellence Awards at KP
  • Saturday 17 March: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks

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