Surprise! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have embarked on their own mini-tour this month – to Ireland (where they are actually known as the Baron and Baroness of Carrickfergus). Between Wednesday and Thursday, the two are visiting Belfast, Fermanagh and Ballymena to “celebrate the young people of Northern Ireland,” per Kensington Palace. Wonderful – and as you may recall from 2017, the two also took on a short trip in the winter that was followed by a longer tour that summer, so it’s good to see Kate is officially back on the international bandwagon following Prince Louis’s birth last year.
The final day of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s mini-tour of Morocco took them to Rabat where they visited the Royal Equestrian Club, participated in cooking activities with children under the guidance of local celebrity Chef Moha, and toured the Andalusian Gardens.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrapped a mini-tour to Morocco on Monday after a series of engagements focused on women’s and youth issues. The trip began on Saturday evening when the couple landed in Casablanca after an hour+ delay thanks to flying commercial (the horror). They were greeted by the UK’s ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly, and then participated in an elaborate welcome ceremony in which Harry inspected a guard of honor from the Auxiliary Forces.
Last Friday the Duchess of Sussex flew from London to New York City for a multi-day visit with friends that was capped with a baby shower at the Mark Hotel. News of her trip quickly leaked to the press, which then led to several days of paparazzi shots of Meghan walking in and out of hotels and restaurants, staff carrying up elaborate decorations and celebrity friends like Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and Jessica Mulroney.
After a day spent at a mental health in education conference, the Duchess of Cambridge followed up with an evening at the 100 Women in Finance gala. This year the event was honoring Heads Together’s program ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’ making a very thematically streamlined Wednesday for HRH.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended a Mental Health in Education conference last Wednesday at which she delivered brief remarks (see video above) and attended a series of roundtable and panel discussions. The event highlighted the importance of early intervention in mental health, as well as the importance of ensuring children, educators and parents are equipped with the appropriate tools – a cause with which Kate is charging ahead.
On Tuesday, February 12 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took in an evening performance of The Wider Earth, a play covering Charles Darwin’s expedition on the HMS Beagle, at the Natural History Museum. Their presence there was on behalf of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and the production’s charitable partner, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.
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.