Only 6 days to go until the Royal Wedding! Last week, the attendance of the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte was confirmed by Kensington Palace. It is not yet clear if Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be page boy and flower girl during the wedding. It is expected that the Palace will announce more about the bridal party somewhere in the next few days. More Royal Wedding updates can be read here.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Prince Louis on Monday 1 May, a week after his birth. Prince William signed the birth register at Kensington Palace, witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office. The Duke and the Duchess’s occupation is listed as ‘Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom’, just like with the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
On the same day, the Queen visited Kensington Palace to meet her seventh great-grandchild prince Louis for the first time. She also carried a small posy of flowers, possibly an early birthday gift to Princess Charlotte. Her Majesty arrived by helicopter. The Duchess of Cornwall also visited the Cambridges on May 1, while Prince Charles was spotted arriving at Kensington Palace on May 2. For both of them, it is believed to be the first time they met their grandson.
Princess Charlotte celebrated her 3rd birthday on May 2. A picture was released by the Duke and Duchess for the occasion a few days later. The picture shows Princess Charlotte on her birthday kissing her baby brother Louis. It was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge herself at Kensington Palace.
At the same time, the couple released another picture, from Prince Louis. The picture was taken by the Duchess on 26 April. The little Prince was only 3 days old.
Pictures: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
This week, the Duke returned after to weeks of paternity leave following the birth of his son, prince Louis. On 3 May, he held a dinner at Buckingham Palace for Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre. A few days later, on 8 May, he received Professor Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer) at Kensington Palace.
On 9 May, the Duke travelled by train to open the new London Bridge Station in London. The station has been redeveloped in a five-year transformation programme. The Duke met architects involved in the project during his visit. The renovation has created two-thirds more space for passengers, enabling almost twice as many passengers to use Britain’s fourth busiest station every day. The Duke unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening of London Bridge Station.
The next day, the Duke visited Core Arts in London, and attended a dinner at Headquarters Hereford Garrison.
- Tuesday 15 May: The Duke of Cambridge will join the crew of DIYSOS in a project to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
- Saturday 19 May: The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will attend the Royal Wedding in Windsor
The Duchess is currently on maternity leave and has no scheduled engagements in the near future.