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Old 11-17-2015, 08:11 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge, on behalf of The Duke of Cambridge, this evening attended a Dinner for the Defence and Rehabilitation Centre at Kensington Palace State Apartments.

EDIT assume Catherine covered for William as he went to Wembley at short notice. Team work
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:16 PM
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THE Duchess of Cambridge joined television presenter Holly Willoughby tonight to shine the spotlight on Britain's army of foster carers and the children they take into their homes-
Kate Middleton joins Holly Willoughby at Fostering Excellence Awards | Royal | News | Daily Express
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:41 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge, on behalf of The Duke of Cambridge, this evening attended a Dinner for the Defence and Rehabilitation Centre at Kensington Palace State Apartments.

EDIT assume Catherine covered for William as he went to Wembley at short notice. Team work
Thank you for the update Cepe. Good to see that the Cambridges can substitute for each other when the need arises. William went to Malta when Catherine was ill last year and tonight she can return the favor.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:40 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Fostering Excellence Awards to celebrate the achievements of foster carers, young people, social workers, and others within the fostering community. Her Royal Highness presented the Fostering Achievement Award to three young people aged 16 to 24 who have been fostered-

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Kate's abilities as a speaker leave so much to be desired, to put it politely. Its so distracting to watch her shake her head every other second to get the hair back from her face and read those few sentences, that are always the same sentences as in every other speech, almost completely from paper/constantly looking up and down.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:01 AM
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She is making an attempt. Kate will probably never be great orator but she doesn't need to be.

William and Harry are very pedestrian public speakers and they have been doing it their entire lives. Its not easy thing to do when you're nervous and many people have an actual phobia with it.

I applaud her for trying and she will probably continue do more as she gets comfortable with it
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:13 AM
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She is making an attempt. Kate will probably never be great orator but she doesn't need to be.

William and Harry are very pedestrian public speakers and they have been doing it their entire lives. Its not easy thing to do when you're nervous and many people have an actual phobia with it.

I applaud her for trying and she will probably continue do more as she gets comfortable with it
That's being a bit generous.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:17 AM
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Kate Middleton and Holly Willoughby wear matching outfits at fostering awards | Daily Mail Online
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:23 AM
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Kate's abilities as a speaker leave so much to be desired, to put it politely. Its so distracting to watch her shake her head every other second to get the hair back from her face and read those few sentences, that are always the same sentences as in every other speech, almost completely from paper/constantly looking up and down.
I think she has gotten better. Not everyone are good at speaking. Take the Queen for example. The BRF are not known for being good speakers so I think Kate is doing alright. At least she's doing it! I think she was more confident this time and that will continue to grow. Cut her some slack.
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Holly Willoughby admitted she was so nervous meeting the Duchess of Cambridge she couldn't stop talking about sandwiches.

Speaking on This Morning the presenter said she wasn't disappointed after meeting her idol for the first time at the Annual Fostering Excellence Awards, despite embarrassing herself.

On hosting duties at the event held by the Fostering Network she said: "I got a bit nervous and kept talking. Do you know what I was talking about? It's so me...

"There was a plate of sandwiches in front of us and no one wanted to eat them because they were all too nervous to eat in case she came over.

"So I went, 'When are we allowed to start eating the sandwiches? Because we're really scared we're going to get cress in our teeth!'"

Phillip Schofield hung his head as he feigned despair at his ditzy co-host , joking: "Well that's a nice conversation starter!"
Read more: Holly Willoughby reveals embarrassing first meeting with Duchess of Cambridge - Mirror Online
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Aw that's very sweet! I'm sure Kate has heard way worse!
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She is making an attempt. Kate will probably never be great orator but she doesn't need to be.

William and Harry are very pedestrian public speakers and they have been doing it their entire lives. Its not easy thing to do when you're nervous and many people have an actual phobia with it.

I applaud her for trying and she will probably continue do more as she gets comfortable with it
I agree that she will likely improve over time and that she like many other people will have to put real effort into overcoming a fear of public speaking. Few royals can give speeches as easily as Queen Letizia who had decades of experience before becoming the crown princess and later queen of Spain.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:12 PM
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Kate's abilities as a speaker leave so much to be desired, to put it politely. Its so distracting to watch her shake her head every other second to get the hair back from her face and read those few sentences, that are always the same sentences as in every other speech, almost completely from paper/constantly looking up and down.
Again, it's not easy making speeches. Most likely she'll approve over time, but the most important thing is her message. I'm glad that Catherine is speaking up on behalf of her charities. Showing up to the events, and listening to everyone is great and important, but speaking out about her charities is even more important. The more speeches she make, the better she'll get at performing them.

It's just good to hear from Catherine. People do want to hear from the future Queen.
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She also isn't using a TelePrompTer like a newscaster or a politician would so she is going to have to look down at the words.


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The Duchess of Cambridge is supporting a fundraising appeal to improve the Children’s ICU at the hospital where her own children were born.

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Kate on the £2 million appeal at St Mary's Paddington: The thought of your child in an intensive care unit is harrowing for any parent.

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Kate:As someone who was so brilliantly cared for by St Mary's,I am delighted to..commend the important work of those involved in the project

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Old 11-26-2015, 10:04 AM
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Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail 53m53 minutes ago
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Warminster, Wiltshire, on Dec 10
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:16 AM
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The Duchess returns to the Anna Freud Centre @afcevents on 15 December for their Family School Christmas party

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The visit to @afcevents reflects The Duchess's continued interest in child mental health and providing early support to the whole family

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The Duchess will join pupils and their families in festive activities @afcevents to reflect on the positive progress made this term
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:03 AM
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Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail 3h3 hours ago
Kate's engagement next week is likely to be her last official duty before Christmas.
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