Kate Makes a Surprise Appearance at the RAF Centenary

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Just one day after Prince Louis’s christening, the Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise appearance at the centenary ceremony and celebration of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Kate turned up alongside the Duke of Cambridge and the rest of the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey and then joined them on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for a flypast. Like a mini Trooping the Colour, really.

While today’s appearance was unexpected, it follows the same pattern Kate has taken during her maternity leaves in the past, which is that after a couple of months completely off, she begins to turn up here and there for a smattering of headliner engagements related to her patronages. As Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF, today made sense, and I think it will help mitigate criticism that may come up if she attends Wimbledon later this week.

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All Five Cambridges Debut for Louis’s Christening [UPDATED]

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This afternoon, Prince Louis was christened in Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London. He was feted by both sets of grandparents, three uncles, two aunts, five godparents and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Not too shabby for an 11-week-old. Today also marked the first time we’ve seen all five members of the Cambridge family in one place, with the Duke of Cambridge arriving with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in each hand, and the Duchess following with Louis.

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Kate, George & Charlotte Turn Up to Watch William Play Polo

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Well, color me surprised – the Duchess of Cambridge took her two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to watch their father play polo in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire. Their location makes me wonder if they’re spending a night or a couple days with the Prince of Wales, whose country home, Highgrove House, is also in Gloucestershire.

Kate spent quite a bit of her time pre-marriage watching William play polo, and she was a semi-regular as a newlywed and then when George was very small. Since then, these sightings have definitely been on the decline, thus making it somewhat notable that she’s turned up in public with her children twice in the span of as many weeks.

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Trooping the Colour 2018

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Trooping the Colour is always one of the biggest events on the royal calendar each year. This was especially the case this year thanks to it being the Duchess of Sussex’s inaugural appearance and a rare public appearance from the Duchess of Cambridge, who is still on maternity leave. Even with expectations high, I thought both women nailed it on the sartorial front.

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Kate Takes George & Charlotte to the Houghton Hall Horse Trials

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Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge was snapped with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Houghton Hall Horse Trials (image courtesy of Ellie Oliver on Twitter) . It’s a good sign that the Cambridges are spending time at Anmer Hall in Norfolk at the moment since George’s school is currently on break.

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Royal Roundup: William’s Middle Eastern Tour Set, Meghan’s Coat of Arms & George on a Pony

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In the future, I would really love it if the House of Windsor didn’t release a bunch of new information after I’ve already scheduled a weekly roundup. But instead of posting updates yesterday I just decided to pull together a separate post for everything that hit Thursday evening and Friday morning.  Continue reading “Royal Roundup: William’s Middle Eastern Tour Set, Meghan’s Coat of Arms & George on a Pony”

Harry & Meghan’s Wedding Photos Are Released

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Kensington Palace released three pictures from Saturday of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their wedding party and immediate family, while sharing the following message:

“The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding.

“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.”

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…Lest We Forget About the Cambridges

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I’m not going to lie, I barely paid attention to the Cambridge family yesterday despite the presence of four out of the five. Between the Givenchy gown, the ceremony and the carriage ride, it was all about the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. BUT, I think it’s worth circling back to talk about the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte who were certainly notable guest stars at the royal wedding.

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Royal Roundup: No Baby Name, But Lots of Visitors & William to Be Best Man

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We still don’t know the name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new baby. It was expected to be announced Tuesday or Wednesday, however with the latter being Anzac Day it wasn’t wholly surprising that Kensington Palace held off. That they still haven’t made an announcement means that this will be the longest gap between a birth and a name announcement for any of William and Kate’s children.

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