Because of the birth of Prince Louis, we ran a little bit out of schedule with our weekly reviews. This one is a huge Cambridge Review from the last three weeks!
On 23 April, Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. He left the hospital with his parents in the afternoon, a little over 7 hours after his birth at 11:01hrs that morning. His names were announced on Friday 27 April.
Just before the baby left the hospital with his parents, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were brought from Kensington Palace to the hospital by their father to visit their mother and baby brother.
Our huge live blog from the day of the birth can be read here.
The third week of April was filled with Royal duties for the Duke of Cambridge, because of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in London. Several forums were also organised in connection to the summit. A list of engagements from the Duke in connection to the Commonwealth and the CHOGM:
- The Duke gave a speech at the ‘Welcome to the UK’-reception on Monday 16 April.
- The Duke attended the Joint Business & Youth Forum Session, and gave a speech, on Tuesday 17 April.
- The Duke received the Vice-President of Tanzania and the President of Kenya on Tuesday 17 April.
- The Duke received the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, the President of Namibia, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the President of Ghana and the President of Uganda on Wednesday 18 April.
- The Duke attended the CHOGM formal opening at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 19 April.
- The Duke attended Her Majesty’s State Banquet in honour of CHOGM at Buckingham Palace (pictures) on Thursday 19 April.
- The Duke attended a roundtable with African Foreign Ministers on Conservation and Illegal Wildlife Trade on Friday 20 April.
On 21 April, Her Majesty celebrated her 92nd birthday with a big concert in the Royal Albert Hall. The Duke of Cambridge was in attendance. He sat next to his grandmother during the concert and appeared to be talking to her about several artists performing on the podium during the show. More information and pictures can be seen here.
Only two days after the birth of his third child, the Duke attended the Anzac Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on 25 April with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle. The annual service remembers the Gallipoli landings of 25th April 1915, and all Australians and New Zealanders who have given their lives in the service of their countries. As the Duke will one day become King of both Australia and New Zealand, it seemed very fitting for him to be present at the service.
A day later, on Thursday 26 April, the Duke unexpectedly joined his brother Prince Harry to open the Greenhouse Sports Center, which will provide sport, coaching and social facilities for young people in the surrounding community. The Center works with Coach Core, the national coaching apprenticeship scheme run by The Royal Foundation. The Duke and Prince Harry chatted with the apprentices during their visit.
- Wednesday 9 May: The Duke of Cambridge will open London Bridge Station
The Duchess is currently on maternity leave and has no scheduled engagements in the near future.