When Tuesday rolled around and Kensington Palace hadn’t announced another engagement for the Duchess of Cambridge, I wondered if she had purposefully taken this week off knowing that her sister was due to give birth. In fact, the game plan appears to have been for her and the Duke of Cambridge to quietly continue working, understanding that all eyes are on the Sussexes on the other side of the world.
Kate held a meeting on Tuesday with experts convened by the Royal Foundation focused on her “Early Years” initiative. It’s believed to have been at Kensington Palace, though no photos were released.
On Wednesday, she and William hosted a small reception at KP for the finalists of BBC One’s Teen Hero Awards. The winners are announced tomorrow, and it’s possible more photos will be made public at that point. The photos in this post are the only ones I’ve seen thus far.
Even so, Kate’s dress has already been identified as Whistles. My main takeaway is mainly that her hair is looking fabulous these days, so well done her.
Many were hoping that we would see the Duchess visiting her sister at hospital, but the Matthews are believed to have returned home on Tuesday evening with their new son – no Kate, but younger brother James did pop by. It remains to be see whether KP will schedule another public engagement for Kate during Harry and Meghan’s tour. William has undertaken a few, and had those promoted, so perhaps she is remaining under the radar to allow more time to be with her sister and will return next week. We shall see.