Saturday, February 15, 2020

Duchess Kate Interviews for her First Ever Podcast for Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast

Duchess Kate Interviews for her First Ever Podcast for Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast
Kate explained to podcast host Giovanna that a 'happy home' and a 'safe environment' were also aspects of her childhood she wanted to provide her own children with (pictured together)

In her first ever podcast interview, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed the childhood experiences she shared with her 'amazing granny' are ones she now tries to give her own children.

Speaking on a special episode of Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, Kate Middleton, 38, said time with her grandmother Valerie Glassborow, who worked as a Codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, was an aspect of her younger years that 'really stood out' for her.

During the interview, which focuses on her early years work and landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives,' the royal told the author and podcast host it was part of her childhood she would like her three children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one, to experience.

'I had an amazing granny who devoted a lot of time to us, playing with us, doing arts and crafts and going to the greenhouse to do gardening, and cooking with us,' said Kate, in the podcast which goes live on Saturday. Read more from The Daily Mail.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Duchess Kate had a Busy Day Visiting Both Scotland and Northern Ireland Promoting Her Survey "5 Big Questions on the Under-Fives"

Duchess Kate had a Busy Day Visiting Both Scotland and Northern Ireland Promoting Her Survey "5 Big Questions on the Under-Fives"
During her visit to the farm, Kate will speak to local parents and grandparents about the themes covered in her survey, which closes on 21st February

The Duchess of Cambridge cut a casual figure as she arrived at Ark Open Farm near Belfast today, as part of her tour of the UK to promote her landmark survey on the early years, ‘5 Big Questions on the Under-Fives’.

Kate Middleton, 38, looked stylish in black skinny jeans, brown recycled Penelope Chivers boots and a khaki Barbour jacket as she was seen stroking alpacas and bottle-feedling lambs as she visited the farm in the capital of Northern Ireland.

During her visit to the farm, Kate spoke to local parents and grandparents about the themes covered in her survey, which closes on 21st February, and their experiences raising young children.

The Duchess heard their thoughts on the most important factors that ensure children become happy adults and the role of parents and society in ensuring children have the best possible start in life. Read more from The Daily Mail.

In the afternoon Kate, who is known as the Countess of Strathearn while in Scotland, was pictured switching her brown boots for a black heeled version, and ditched her Barbour jacket to show off a baby blue poloneck as she spoke to users of the Social Bite cafe, during a visit to Aberdeen

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Prince William and Duchess Kate Visit the New Defence Medical Rehab Centre Along with Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall

Prince William and Duchess Kate Visit the New Defence Medical Rehab Centre Along with Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charles and Prince William bonded over wheelchair basketball as they joined Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Cornwall for their first joint appearance in nine years.

Playful Prince William, 37, tried his hand at the sport while meeting injured military personnel on a visit to the new Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), Loughborough, this afternoon.

Kate, 38, elegantly dressed in a military-style jacket by Alexander McQueen, spent time speaking to patients about the important role mental health care played in their rehabilitation.

The visit comes as the Royal Family continues to adjust to the shift in responsibilities in the wake of Megxit, which saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex step back from their roles as senior royals.

Charles, Camilla, William and Kate toured the facility, including the gym and the prosthetics workshop, on their first official outing since a charity concert in 2011.  Read more from The Daily Mail.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Duchess Kate and Prince William Visit South Wales

Duchess Kate and Prince William Visit South Wales
Fond memories: The Allfords, (Kate;s Teachers) who were both house parents, described the Middleton children as 'wonderful' at school 

Prince William and Duchess spent the day visiting South Wales with a busy day of engagements, which saw them visit RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat Station, near Swansea, and meet well-wishers on a walkabout by the seafront.

They also visited an ice cream parlour, where they met local families and Kate was surprised by two of her prep school teachers.

The day ended with a visit to Bulldogs boxing club in Port Talbot, which helps children who have overcome adverse experiences and mental health issues. Read more from The Daily Mail.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Duchess Kate and Prince William Attend the 2020 BAFTA's

Duchess Kate and Prince William attend the 2020 BATA's
Kate appeared in high spirits at the event, beaming as she walked the red carpet alongside her husband Prince William

The Duchess of Cambridge stole the show in white as she walked the red carpet alongside a host of A-listers at the Baftas for the fourth year running.

Looking every inch the film star alongside her husband Prince William, 37, Kate Middleton, 38, dazzled in a stunning white and gold gown by Alexander McQueen for the star-studded event, recycling a dress she first wore in 2012.

Attendees were urged to 'dress sustainable' ahead of the red carpet event, and encouraged to re-wear outfits, hire gowns or don vintage ensembles for the occasion.

The mother-of-three sported glamorous makeup with a pink lipstick and a dark smokey eye as she beamed for the cameras at the 73rd annual EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall this evening.  Read More from The Daily Mail.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Duchess Kate Visits Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School

Duchess Kate Visits Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School
Caption: The visit today is the latest stop for the Duchess as she promotes the online survey.

Pictured, Kate arriving at the nursery The Duchess of Cambridge got stuck in and served breakfast to children during an early morning visit to a south London nursery today.

Beaming Kate, 38, looked in her element as she wheeled in a trolley full of food and poured bowls of cereal for the youngsters at Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School.

The royal, who has three children under six, looked well practised at holding the children's interest and was ready with a high five for two little girls who stayed at the table to eat their breakfast.

She heard from staff about the importance of nutritious food in a child's development and spoke about her landmark early years survey, revealing 10,000 people have signed up in the week since its launch.  

It is the third engagement in as many days for the Duchess, following an appearance at a Holocaust Memorial Day service in London on Monday and a visit to a London's children's hospital yesterday.  

 Read more from The Daily Mail.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Duchess Kate Visits Evelina London Children's Hospital

Duchess Kate Visits Evelina London Children's Hospital
Inside the Duchess of Cambridge took part in an art workshop run by the National Portrait Gallery, pictured

The Duchess of Cambridge got stuck into an arts and crafts session on a visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital today.

Kate, dressed in a Dolce & Gabbana jacket and skirt, posed for Instax instant photos and helped cut-out paper people with young patients and their families.

The royal was also given a handmade 'rag wreath' by Luke Wheeler-Waddison, 10, and his little sister Savannah, four, which she promised to put up in her daughter Princess Charlotte's room.

 'Wow! That's so lovely. Charlotte will love this,' Kate exclaimed, on being told it had taken the brother and sister between three and four hours to make. Read more from The Daily Mail.