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Old 12-21-2016, 12:37 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge is confirmed to succeed The Queen as royal patron of Action for Children-
https://mobile.twitter.com/RoyalRepo...25444214706176

https://mobile.twitter.com/RoyalRepo...26050992148481

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk...-royal-patron/
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:42 PM
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From People Magazine

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Princess Kate to take on @actnforchildren role. A good fit. Our story of when she visited them
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Princess Kate was “choked up” after hearing stories of young moms battling challenges ranging from severe illness to depression.

Kate, 33, was handed a tissue by one mother, who says her 13-year-old daughter is her main caretaker during bouts of severe illness.

The royal heard the story during a private meeting while visiting the Cape Hill Children’s Center in Smethwick, Birmingham, Wednesday. The center is run by Action for Children, a U.K. charity that supports vulnerable and neglected children.

Kate went around the table, making “eye-contact with all of us,” said one mom, and listened intently to their “heart-wrenching stories.
Read more: Princess Kate Cries While Visiting a Children's Center
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:56 AM
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On the 14th Feb, The Duchess of Cambridge will visit an RAF base in Cambridgeshire to meet with the @aircadets
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...18687424425984
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:59 PM
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On the 14th Feb, The Duchess of Cambridge will visit an RAF base in Cambridgeshire to meet with the @aircadets
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...18687424425984
Very nice. I wonder how many of them will sometime in the future say that they spent one valentines day with a princess :P
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:57 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge will visit two Action for Children projects supporting vulnerable families in Wales on 22 Feb.

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This will be The Duchess's first engagements with @actnforchildren since becoming Patron.

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...04621492994049
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:25 AM
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Today is The Duchess’s third @aircadets visit since The Duke of Edinburgh passed on his Patronage, after 63 years as Air Commodore-in-Chief
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...56729296683008

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives @RAFWittering1 to meet @aircadets - and first takes a look at a tutor aircraft
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...71071400443904

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The Duchess takes to the skies for an @aircadets flight simulator training session @RAFWittering1
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...75003514290176

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The Duchess joins @aircadets from Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire for an exercise as part of their half-term skills development camp
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...78751213080576


Duchess of Cambridge is radiant in red as she sits in aircraft cockpit for RAF base visit | Royal | News | Express.co.uk
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:59 AM
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Kate Middleton visits RAF Wittering near Peterborough | Daily Mail Online
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:11 AM
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Read the full story of The Duchess of Cambridge's visit to meet @aircadets at @RAFWittering1 today

https://www.royal.uk/duchess-cambrid...-raf-wittering
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:15 PM
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I like this event with the air cadets. Kate seems to enjoy it a lot
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id635253772
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:02 PM
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Nice pics. I like that the three most senior royal ladies were out on duties today.

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Hon. Air Commandant, The Duchess of Cambridge visits Cadets at RAF Cambridgeshire-
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The Duchess of Cambridge, who is royal patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, visits RAF Wittering near Peterborough.

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Old 02-14-2017, 04:03 PM
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Catherine is quite handy with a rifle. From People Magazine

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“She’s a bit of a hot shot, I can let you know now! She beat the cadets,” Dawn McCafferty, Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, tells PEOPLE.

Earlier, Kate joined younger cadets learning teamwork and communication drills. “When she joined in the jumping in and out of the ring she was game for a laugh,” says McCafferty. “I sense she has one of those personalities that people feel very relaxed with.

“Even though they’re quite young and possibly under confident, she got them all talking and smiling. That’s a real talent and makes everyone feel at ease.”

Says cadet Sophie Reeve, 14: “She was just an amazing person to be around — such an easy person to talk to.”
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:30 PM
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i can believe what the cadets said above - kate stikes me as an 'easy to talk to', comfortable to be around kind of person who doesn't take herself too seriously. good for her and nice to hear her guests and visits thought that too! it is a real talent to have, particularly for someone in her position.
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Read more: Kate Middleton Is a Hot Shot in Heart Earrings Valentine's Day
If Kate can put people at ease when meeting royalty for the first time, that is a great asset IMO.
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I agree. Catherine to me has always come across as down to earth and natural with the public. She is particularly good with children and other young people; I've noticed.
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Well she is a 'regular' person ...she wasn't raised in a royal family....and even the BRF, it seems like William/Harry were exposed to a lot of 'normal' people/situations.


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Old 02-14-2017, 05:38 PM
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Well she is a 'regular' person ...she wasn't raised in a royal family....and even the BRF, it seems like William/Harry were exposed to a lot of 'normal' people/situations.


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Of course she's a regular person, so being natural around the public will come more easily to her than other members of the BRF (although I think William and Harry are also very natural with the public). That's the very reason why I think she's down to earth. That's all.
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She's a royal duchess, not many 'regular' people can make such a claim.

I think the point is she's able to connect with people and her charities value her contribution.

Its funny when Harry connects with people its deemed the greatest thing in the world but Catherine's empathy is dismissed
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She's a royal duchess, not many 'regular' people can make such a claim.

I think the point is she's able to connect with people and her charities value her contribution.

Its funny when Harry connects with people its deemed the greatest thing in the world but Catherine's empathy is dismissed
It's just a title...a title she was given when she married. It really isn't who she is at the core.

Myself I think she's done great with the public but as I said I'd be surprised if she wasn't considering how she was raised and what her personality appears to be like.

William and Harry are very much seeming to be at ease with the public despite their family and who they are...and I think that's due to the decision their parents made early on to expose them to other walks of life.


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All royal are regular people, just born or married in different circumstances. They're human before royal.
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