On Monday, it was announced that the Duchess has become Royal Patron of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. According to Kensington Palace, it is ‘furthering Her Royal Highness’s interest in the visual arts, photography and design’. The Duchess visited the V&A Museum in June 2017 to open their new museum entrance.
It is HRH’s third London museum patronage, after the Natural History Museum and the Natural Portrait Gallery. View a full list of HRH’s patronages on this page.
On the same day, it was announced that the Duke’s Private Secretary, Miguel Head, is leaving his role in July, after more than a decade of service. In a press release, a palace spokesman said: “His Royal Highness feels incredibly lucky to have benefited from Miguel’s support and advice over the last decade. He has been an outstanding Press Secretary and Private Secretary and has been central to the decisions that have guided the establishment of the Duke’s office”. Mr. Head will be replaced by Simon Case. On the picture below, you can see Mr. Head with the Duchess’ Private Secretary, Catherine Quinn.
The Duke and Duchess made a surprise appearance at the Easter Service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor with HM the Queen and the Royal Family on Sunday.
The Duke of Cambridge had no official engagements this week. The Duchess of Cambridge is on maternity leave. The Duke and the Duchess and their children are spending the Easter break at Amner Hall in Norfolk.
There are no upcoming Royal events for the Cambridges. They are preparing for the birth of Baby Cambridge #3. View our post on Royal Baby Arithmetic here!