Cambridge Review – week 23, 2018

News

On Sunday, the Duke participated in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury. The Duchess, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were there to cheer on him. It marked Princess Charlotte’s first appearance at polo. We have been seeing the Duchess at polo for many years now, including the years that she dated her prince. She has brought Prince George with her to see his father play in 2014 and 2015. We have not seen them at polo since, until today! It is great to see the Cambridge family attending polo again.

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The Cambridge children had a lot of fun playing with their cousins, Savannah and Isla Phillips. Their parents, Peter and Autumn Phillips joined the Duchess today. James and Laura Meade, close friends of the family, were also there with their children.

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Cambridge Review – week 22, 2018

News

There was no news on the Cambridges this week.


Engagements

The Duke of Cambridge attended one of the annual Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace on 31 May. The Queen hosts three Garden Parties at the Palace each year. Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra were in attendance. Many of the guests invited to a Royal Garden Party are recognized for their positive impact on society. For every Garden Party, around 8,000 guests are invited. The Parties date back to the 1860s. Every year, senior members of the Royal Family attend one or two Garden Parties.

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Cambridge Review – Week 20 + 21, 2018

News

The Duchess of Cambridge wrote a letter in support of the Children’s Hospice Week. The Duchess has been Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) since January 2012.

The letter was accompanied with a lovely new official photograph of the Duchess. She is wearing her blue Catherine Walker suit (first worn in October 2016 during a visit to the Netherlands). The photograph was taken by Chris Jackson in the summer of 2017. Earlier, we already saw a picture of prince George for his 4th birthday, and a family photograph for Christmas from this session.

The schedule for the Duke of Cambridge’s trip to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories was published by Kensington Palace on Friday.

  • Sunday 24th – Jordan: Visit Amman
  • Monday 25th – Jordan: Visit Amman and Jerash
  • Tuesday 26th – Israel & Palestine: Visit Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
  • Wednesday 27th – Israel & Palestine: Visit Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Jerusalem
  • Thursday 28th – Israel & Palestine: Visit Jerusalem

Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge, prince George and princess Charlotte were spotted at the Houghton Hall Horse trials. Houghton Hall is close to the Cambridge’s country home, Amner Hall. The Duke and Duchess and their children have visited the event before (in 2016). An onlooker took a photograph of the Duchess and her children, eating ice cream. The Duchess wore the ZARA Flocked Print Dress (with thanks to UFO No More).

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middlton with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Houghton International Horse trials 2018
Many thanks to Ellie Oliver (@towieradio1) on Twitter.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middlton with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Houghton International Horse trials 2018


Engagements

On May 15, the Duke of Cambridge joined the crew of DIYSOS in a project to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. The team is building a new community centre. During the Grenfell Tower fire in June last year, the death toll was 71.

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The next day, the Duke attended a meeting with representatives from the financial sector to agree to the formation of a Taskforce on Illegal Wildlife Trade (Royal Foundation and  he attended a Reception at St James’s Palace for the Royal Foundation

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, prince George and princess Charlotte attended the wedding of prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May. Prince George was a pageboy and princess Charlotte was a flower girl. The Duke of Cambridge served as best man for his brother.

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Cambridge Review – week 18 + 19, 2018

News

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.

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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


Engagements

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.

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Cambridge Review – week 15 + 16 + 17, 2018

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!


News

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.

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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.

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Our huge live blog from the day of the birth can be read here.


Engagements

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.

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