Oookay, after several days of press stories ricocheting off one another re: the Duchess of Sussex, tabloids and five members of her “inner circle,” it seems like it’s time we covered what’s been going on!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall tonight, marking their third appearance at this event in as many years. Th stakes were notably lower this evening compared to last year – Kate was in the third trimester of her pregnancy with Prince Louis and the Time’s Up movement prompted other women attending to wear black, putting Kate in a bit of a difficult position given the Royal Family’s political neutrality.
Well, there’s a lot going on in royal news this weekend between the ongoing BAFTAs, news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s driver’s license and the Markle letter, but first we’re going to back up and cover the slightly less dramatic news of the Duchess of Cambridge’s garden.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Endeavour Fund Awards at Draper Hall this evening. In the words of Kensington Palace, the series acknowledges the, “Achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year to help with their recovery.” Naturally it’s a cause right up Harry’s alley and in fact the couple also attended last year during their engagement (aka the night of Meghan’s debut tuxedo).
The Duchess of Cambridge visited two schools today in support of Children’s Mental Health Week – Alperton Community School and Lavender Primary School. The engagements complement Kate’s focus on early intervention and children’s issues, while her presence today was in her capacity as patron of Place2Be. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Healthy: Inside and Out’, focusing on the connection between physical and mental health.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex carried out a series of engagements in Bristol yesterday, braving the snow to move from walkabouts to theatres to boxing rings. This marked the couple’s first away day of 2019, akin to the Cambridges’ visit to Dundee earlier this week, however that day was very much anchored around a specific engagement to open up the new V&A museum. In general, however, we’ve seen a specific push to get the younger royals around the UK on a regular basis so that all of their domestic engagements aren’t concentrated in London.