The Duke of Cambrdige flies a London Air Ambulance helicopter to mark its 30th Anniversary

The Duke of Cambridge is carrying out his first engagement of 2019 this morning in London. He is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the London Air Ambulance by flying from Kensington Palace (with a copilot) in one of the LAA helicopters to the Royal London Hospital, where he will meet with clinicians, pilots and staff.

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The Duke, a trained pilot, left his parttime job at the East Anglian Air Ambulance in July 2017 but he has been keeping up his flying hours and said the last time he flew was June.

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Cambridge Review – week 1, 2018

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The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge attended a church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church near the Sandringham estate, Norfolk, on Sunday morning, with the Queen. The couple was joined by a few of their very close friends on their walk to the church. It has become an annual tradition for them to attend the first Sunday service of the year with their friends. It is thought that they celebrate the Duchess’ birthday together on the day.

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Christmas Service 2018

Editor’s Note: I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Things are horribly behind schedule on the blog – I am hoping to catch up with everything before the new year starts – definitely stay tuned!


The British Royal Family is traditionally celebrating Christmas at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The Royals are attending a church service this morning at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Most Royals walked from Sandringham Estate to the small church, while the Queen traveled by car with the Duke of York. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walked with the Prince of Wales.

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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Evelina’s Children’s Hospital & The Passage

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are today carrying out two engagements in London. The couple visits Evelina London Children’s Hospital first. Evelina London cares for children and young people from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life The Duke and Duchess will meet children, parents and staff and take part in Christmas-themed activities with the children. They will also join celebrations to mark Evelina’s 150th anniversary next year.

The Duchess was announced as Evelina London’s new patron this morning, in line with her recent work with the well-being of children. Kensington Palace said: ‘The new patronage provides an opportunity to champion the medical professionals working on the front-line in children’s healthcare, and shine a light on their work supporting children in their early years.’ It marks her 17th patronage. The full list of patronages can be seen here.

Later today, the Duke and Duchess will visit homeless charity The Passage. They will join in on some Christmas activities.

The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing a new dark green polka dot dress by LK Bennett and her trusty Annouskha pearl drop earrings. She debuted her LK Bennett bag and matching Gianvito Rossi shoes on Cyprus last week.

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit RAF Akrotiri on Cyprus

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the Royal Air Force Akrotiri base on Cyprus today. They will meet with serving personnel, families living on the base, wider station personnel and members of the local community. The Duke and Duchess hosted a Christmas Party for families from army personnel who are stationed in Cyprus over the holiday season at Kensington Palace yesterday. The personnel is usually based on two UK bases, RAF Marham or RAF Coningsby, but has been stationed in Cyprus as a part of Operation Shader, an ongoing campaign against ISIS. The Duke has been the Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Coningsby since October 2008.

The Duke and Duchess traveled to Cyprus on a Royal Air Force plane. The flight from London to Cyprus took them around 4,5 hours.

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The Duke and Duchess are today visiting the mothers and fathers of some of the children they met yesterday, delivering personal messages and presents collected at the event yesterday to serving personnel ahead of Christmas. Approximately 7,500 military personnel from the UK are currently serving overseas or away from home on exercises. A large portion of these have children who will have a parent away over Christmas. The Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses wish to deliver a message of support to deployed personnel and to acknowledge and honour the fact that many serving personnel are away from their families at this time of the year.”

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