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JessRulz 01-14-2019 11:37 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge Current Events 6: January 2019 -
 
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Current Events, Part 6

Commencing January 17, 2019

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Rudolph 01-17-2019 10:57 AM

On Tuesday 22nd January The Duchess of Cambridge will visit @Family_Action Lewisham, which provides support for children and families in South London, to launch 'FamilyLine', a national support line.

.@Family_Action, which is celebrating 150 years in 2019, works directly with vulnerable children and families through 150 local and national services, as well as supporting professionals and organisations through training and consultancy.

Via Kensington Palace Twitter

Pranter 01-18-2019 10:43 AM

Is that a joint event with William or just Kate?


LaRae

Rudolph 01-18-2019 10:46 AM

Just Catherine. It’s one of The Queen’s patronages.

Terri Terri 01-18-2019 10:54 AM

So this could very well be a patronage that the Queen has passed on to Kate? It perfectly fits with Kate's other charities.

Rudolph 01-18-2019 10:55 AM

:previous: That’s my guess it will eventually become Catherine’s.

Terri Terri 01-18-2019 10:57 AM

Yes. It may be announced that the Queen has passed on the patronage to Kate next Tuesday. Fantastic!

muriel 01-18-2019 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2189234)
On Tuesday 22nd January The Duchess of Cambridge will visit @Family_Action Lewisham, which provides support for children and families in South London, to launch 'FamilyLine', a national support line.

.@Family_Action, which is celebrating 150 years in 2019, works directly with vulnerable children and families through 150 local and national services, as well as supporting professionals and organisations through training and consultancy.

Via Kensington Palace Twitter

Great cause, and glad to see Catherine get involved.

Pranter 01-18-2019 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2189593)
Just Catherine. It’s one of The Queen’s patronages.

Great..thanks Rudolph!



LaRae

Rudolph 01-21-2019 12:12 PM

More information on Catherine’s visit

Tuesday 22nd January, 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Family Action’s Lewisham base which provides a range of valuable community support for children and families in South London, to launch a new national support line, on Tuesday 22nd January.

Family Action, which is celebrating 150 years in 2019, works directly with vulnerable children and families through some 150 local and national services, as well as supporting professionals and organisations through training and consultancy. Their new service ‘FamilyLine’ uses a network of volunteers from across the country to support parents and carers virtually through telephone calls, email and text messaging.

This visit furthers The Duchess’s research and work focusing on the support available for children in their earliest years. Working with a steering group of leading practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines, Her Royal Highness is driving forwards a project to establish what more can be done in Britain to make a positive difference to the lives of children by focusing on their earliest moments in life, from pre-birth to infancy.

The visit will be hosted by David Holmes CBE, the chief executive of Family Action, who is a member of The Duchess’s steering group.

During the course of Her Royal Highness’s visits, she will meet families who are supported by Family Action, spend time with some young carers, meet volunteers who are supporting the new FamilyLine service and also view the ‘Family Monsters’ campaign film that has been produced to mark Family Action’s 150th Anniversary. The campaign highlights the hidden ‘monsters’ that many families face, such as debt, addiction, lack of time together, relationship issues and mental health issues. Every family faces pressures from time to time, and Family Action is drawing attention to the fact that if we don’t acknowledge them and talk about them, these family monsters can get bigger and become overwhelming

Lumutqueen 01-22-2019 07:05 AM

https://twitter.com/queenvicmirror/s...578216960?s=21

Catherine arrives at Family Action.

iceflower 01-22-2019 07:08 AM

:previous:


Photos of today's visit can be found here:


** rex gallery ** gettyimages gallery **


** dailymail: Kate the crusader! Duchess wows in a £550 green belted dress by ethical fashion label Beulah that supports abused women..**

Rudolph 01-22-2019 10:43 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the charity Family Action in Lewisham today to launch a new confidential helpline for families in need. Family Action has set up FamilyLine for anyone struggling with aspects of family life, from parenting and relationship difficulties to mental health and wellbeing

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CIaX-gEml3k

muriel 01-23-2019 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2190817)
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the charity Family Action in Lewisham today to launch a new confidential helpline for families in need. Family Action has set up FamilyLine for anyone struggling with aspects of family life, from parenting and relationship difficulties to mental health and wellbeing

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CIaX-gEml3k

Wonder if Kate is being lined up to take in the Family Action charity as royal patron?

Rudolph 01-23-2019 06:23 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning visited Family Action, the Old Fire Station, 199 Perry Vale, London SE23, and launched the new national FamilyLine support service, and was received by Sir Stephen Bullock (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London)

Court Circular || 22 January 2019

TLLK 01-30-2019 09:02 PM

https://twitter.com/CepeSmith/status...7Ctwgr%5Etweet


Quote:

CC 30/1 The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, this morning received Ms Lorraine Heggessey (Chief Executive).

JessRulz 02-15-2019 12:53 AM

Posts regarding Kate at the mental health conference this week have been moved to the http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...sex-33994.html thread.

JessRulz 03-08-2019 06:43 AM

Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre @HF_CC on Tuesday 12th March to see how @LeapLambeth are using the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS) to support parents, carers and their children.

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...62714303614976

iceflower 03-12-2019 07:33 AM

:previous:

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Henry Fawcett Children's Centre today, March 12:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** rex gallery ** video ** gettyimages gallery **


** dailymail: Designer Duchess! Kate wows in a £790 Gucci ***** bow blouse as she visits a children's centre in London..**

An Ard Ri 03-12-2019 02:06 PM

Here's a video of HRH The Duchess from her visit to the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre in London.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiwFYkN78zQ

Lilyflo 03-12-2019 02:16 PM

She is so natural with parents & children. You can see she genuinely connects with them & to me, visits like these show Catherine at her best.

HereditaryPrincess 03-12-2019 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lilyflo (Post 2203448)
She is so natural with parents & children. You can see she genuinely connects with them & to me, visits like these show Catherine at her best.

I was just about to post the same thing! Catherine is at her best with children and young people, and today's visit was no exception. Whilst she still seems nervous at public speaking (though she has greatly improved on that front since she first married into the family), she's quite the opposite with the public.

Hendrik-Jan77 04-20-2019 05:44 AM

It looks like Catherine is on maternity leave as well. Her last public engagement was on March 28th.
Does anyone know when we will see her in public again?

O-H Anglophile 04-20-2019 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hendrik-Jan77 (Post 2212657)
It looks like Catherine is on maternity leave as well. Her last public engagement was on March 28th.
Does anyone know when we will see her in public again?

The children have been on term break and the family decamped to Norfolk. We may see William & Kate in Windsor for Easter, but Kate’s next engagement is the Anzac Service on April 25.

muriel 04-20-2019 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hendrik-Jan77 (Post 2212657)
It looks like Catherine is on maternity leave as well. Her last public engagement was on March 28th.
Does anyone know when we will see her in public again?

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2212658)
The children have been on term break and the family decamped to Norfolk. We may see William & Kate in Windsor for Easter, but Kate’s next engagement is the Anzac Service on April 25.

Most independent schools closed on 28 or 29 March for Spring Break and schools reopen after Easter next week, so expect to see her back on the beat!

Lumutqueen 04-29-2019 12:43 PM

I've deleted my RVO post as it belongs in this thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post2215740

muriel 04-29-2019 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2215739)
https://twitter.com/re_dailymail/sta...131410944?s=21

“The Queen has been pleased to make the following appointment to the Royal Victorian Order:-
To be a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
Awards are made personally by The Queen, for services to the Sovereign.”

Fantastic, its sash time!!

wyevale 04-29-2019 12:49 PM

A pressie marking the eighth anniversary of the Duchess joining the Royal family - and WELL deserved indeed.

Lilyflo 04-29-2019 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2215739)
https://twitter.com/re_dailymail/sta...131410944?s=21

“The Queen has been pleased to make the following appointment to the Royal Victorian Order:-
To be a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
Awards are made personally by The Queen, for services to the Sovereign.”

Great news & well deserved after 8 years. I was hoping she'd get her sash before the next event & she has!

Osipi 04-29-2019 01:08 PM

Fantastic news and a very well deserved honor for the Duchess of Cambridge.

HereditaryPrincess 04-29-2019 04:34 PM

Very well deserved indeed. I remember there was a discussion about whether or not Catherine will get the order a couple of years back here so it's lovely to see that she's been given it today. I like that the orders seem to coincide with their royal recipient's wedding anniversaries; a nice touch. It would seem that HM and Catherine have a very good relationship which is lovely to see.

Princess Larisa 04-30-2019 11:35 PM

Court Circular 30th April:
Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning visited Sayers Croft Wildlife Garden and Forest School at Paddington Recreation Ground, London W9.

TLLK 05-01-2019 01:19 AM

I'm so glad that she's continued to work with this organization to bring a nature and wildlife experience to urban families.:smile:

Lilyflo 05-01-2019 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 2216436)
I'm so glad that she's continued to work with this organization to bring a nature and wildlife experience to urban families.:smile:

Yes me too. I'd love to see this work become a larger part of what she does & that she's able to champion the need for environmental protection that's been highlighted by Prince Charles for decades.

Rudolph 05-03-2019 06:08 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit @BletchleyPark on Tuesday 14th May to view a special D-Day exhibition in the newly restored Teleprinter Building, marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings #DDay75

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...715301891?s=20

muriel 05-14-2019 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2217103)
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit @BletchleyPark on Tuesday 14th May to view a special D-Day exhibition in the newly restored Teleprinter Building, marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings #DDay75

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...715301891?s=20

The Duchess is now at Bletchley

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...hley-Park.html

iceflower 05-14-2019 10:20 AM

:previous:


Here are some more photos of her visit:


** rex gallery **


** gettyimages gallery: GBR: The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Bletchley Park D-Day Exhibition **


** hello: Kate Middleton meets budding codebreakers at Bletchley Park – see best photos **

Rudolph 05-14-2019 01:05 PM

Duchess of Cambridge visits Bletchley Park's new D-Day exhibition

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nCJSOYPomlg

Lumutqueen 06-06-2019 11:52 AM

https://twitter.com/hrhduchesskate/s...341604864?s=21

“The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to take the salute at the Household Division's Beating Retreat tonight. The magnificent evening of musical celebration and military precision drill takes place each year before Trooping The Colour.”

This is an interesting one tonight.

duchessrachel 06-06-2019 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2228973)
https://twitter.com/hrhduchesskate/s...341604864?s=21

“The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to take the salute at the Household Division's Beating Retreat tonight. The magnificent evening of musical celebration and military precision drill takes place each year before Trooping The Colour.”

This is an interesting one tonight.

This is exciting!!! I love unexpected appearances by the Duchess of Cambridge. Will we get to see this or will it be private?

iceflower 06-06-2019 03:02 PM

:previous:


Here are some first photos:


** rex gallery ** gettyimages gallery **


** dm article: Kate on parade! Duchess greets troops as she arrives to watch the Massed Bands of the Household Division.. **

Rudolph 06-06-2019 03:18 PM

A first for Catherine. Well done.

Dman 06-06-2019 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2229014)
A first for Catherine. Well done.

Yes, well done, Catherine. I’m very proud of her.

Rudolph 06-06-2019 09:10 PM

Lots of saluting and bowing by Army officers as Catherine arrives.

"Would you please stand for tonight's salute taker HRH The Duchess of Cambridge"

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzYWBD...ature=youtu.be

Princess Larisa 06-06-2019 09:57 PM

Court Circular 6th June:
Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening took the salute at Beating Retreat by the Massed Bands of the Household Division on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

An Ard Ri 06-07-2019 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Princess Larisa (Post 2229098)
Court Circular 6th June:
Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening took the salute at Beating Retreat by the Massed Bands of the Household Division on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

Here's another video from that event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38BptDDmopA

Nico 06-07-2019 02:17 PM

It's impressive how she became so regal.
A pleasure for the eyes.

HereditaryPrincess 06-07-2019 04:19 PM

:previous: I agree. Catherine has really blossomed in recent years. She has gone from a shy and reserved new royal to a regal and sophisticated member of the family. I started following the BRF properly around the time she and William started dating so it's been lovely to see her progress!

Rudolph 06-10-2019 01:49 AM

Catherine received a gift from Oman.

Quote:

On the occasion of the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, received a gift from the Sultanate. The Sultanate was represented at the ceremony by Lt. General Ahmed bin Harith Al Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces. Al Nabhani participated in the military parade organised to mark the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
Pic: https://timesofoman.com/article/1425...MFlFI8.twitter

wyevale 06-10-2019 04:19 AM

What is it, I wonder ?

Lilyflo 06-10-2019 07:41 AM

Hopefully it's a pair of sapphire, pearl & diamond earrings, which might prompt her to wear Diana's sapphire choker with the Lovers Knot tiara.

Rudolph 06-10-2019 10:23 AM

It appears to be bling of some sort.

muriel 06-10-2019 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lilyflo (Post 2230112)
Hopefully it's a pair of sapphire, pearl & diamond earrings, which might prompt her to wear Diana's sapphire choker with the Lovers Knot tiara.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2230129)
It appears to be bling of some sort.

Much as I would love to believe the gift is bling of some sort, do we really know, or are we just speculating?

Rudolph 06-10-2019 11:52 AM

I don't know for certain but if you zoom in on the pic it does appear to be jewelry.

Ista 06-10-2019 12:10 PM

I got the impression it was jewelry as well from zooming in on it--and how sad is it that I was reduced by curiosity to doing that! But I suppose we'll find out eventually, one way or the other.

wyevale 06-10-2019 12:18 PM

It doesn't look like the usual sort of presentation box used for Jewels imo...

Lilyflo 06-10-2019 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2230139)
Much as I would love to believe the gift is bling of some sort, do we really know, or are we just speculating?

I'm speculating wildly.

Duchess of Durham 06-10-2019 08:49 PM

Could it be an order of some sort? Does Oman have any orders?

TLLK 06-10-2019 11:07 PM

Yes the nation does have orders.:smile:


https://www.revolvy.com/page/Orders%...medals-of-Oman


Quote:

The Sultanate of Oman has created these orders of knighthood. In chronological order:


  • The Order of Al-Said ("Wisam Al-Sa'id") 1913 by Sultan Faisal bin Turki
  • The Order of Oman (Wisam al-Oman), civil and military 1970
    • The Most Honourable Order of Oman (Wisam Al-Sharif Al-Oman) 1982, Special class
  • The Order of the Renaissance of Oman ("Wisam al-Nahdat al-Oman") 1972
  • The Order of Merit of Sultan Qaboos ("Wisam Sahat Al-Jilalat al-Sultan Qaboos") or shortly "Sahab". 1977
  • The Order of Excellence ("Wisam Al-Imtiaz") 1978
  • The Order of N'Oman ("Wisam al Na'Oman") 1982
  • The Order of Merit ("Wisam al-Istahqaq") or shortly "Istahqaq". 1982
  • The Order of Sultan Qaboos ("Wisam al-Sultan Qaboos") 1985
  • The Order of the Special Royal Emblem (Wisam Al-Saghir A'ait Al-Sultaniat Al-Khasat") 1985
  • The Sultan Qaboos Order for Culture, Science and Art ("Wisam Al-Sultan Quaboos Lilthaqafat wa Al-'Aloom wa Al-Fanoon") 1990
  • The Order of Appreciation ("Wisam Al-Taqdir") 1990
  • The Order of Achievement ("Wisam Al-Amajat") 1995
Sources

Frelinghighness 06-11-2019 12:30 AM

That is not what she was wearing on the trooping

muriel 06-11-2019 04:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wyevale (Post 2230167)
It doesn't look like the usual sort of presentation box used for Jewels imo...

I agree. To me, it looks like something for the archives, to be brought out at the next state visit, and displayed at the exhibition following the lunch.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lilyflo (Post 2230180)
I'm speculating wildly.

Please let me not get in the way of that :flowers:

Lumutqueen 06-13-2019 02:55 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge Current Events 6: January 2019 -
 
The Duchess of Cambridge goes pond dipping on a special Blue Peter episode to launch Royal Garden Competition on UK channel CBBC this evening;
https://twitter.com/bbcpress/status/...009079808?s=21

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/la...channel=social

“The competition asks Blue Peter viewers to design a sculpture to go into The Duchess’s Back to Nature garden when it arrives at RHS Wisley in September. To inspire families to interact with nature and the outdoors, regardless of where they might live, Her Royal Highness created a special collection of outdoor activity cards to accompany the garden. Two runners-up will also get to design their very own Blue Peter activity card to celebrate this unique garden.”

muriel 06-13-2019 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2230796)
The Duchess of Cambridge goes pond dipping on a special Blue Peter episode to launch Royal Garden Competition on UK channel CBBC this evening;
https://twitter.com/bbcpress/status/...009079808?s=21

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/la...channel=social

“The competition asks Blue Peter viewers to design a sculpture to go into The Duchess’s Back to Nature garden when it arrives at RHS Wisley in September. To inspire families to interact with nature and the outdoors, regardless of where they might live, Her Royal Highness created a special collection of outdoor activity cards to accompany the garden. Two runners-up will also get to design their very own Blue Peter activity card to celebrate this unique garden.”

Good to see her continue her work with younger children, and encouraging them to get outdoors.

Princess Larisa 06-13-2019 07:48 PM

Catherine’s segment on Blue Peter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhOeV9EmRBA

Rudolph 06-16-2019 02:53 PM

Catherine received her green badge during this visit.

Rudolph 06-17-2019 11:04 PM

:previous:

It is an absolute pleasure to award Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, a Green #BluePeter badge for all her work with nature and the outdoors.

Find out more about BP's new Royal Garden Competition! 👉bit.ly/2Rbbq40

Closing date is 25/06/19 at noon.

https://twitter.com/cbbc/status/1139...471211520?s=21

Lumutqueen 07-01-2019 09:47 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge at Hampton Court Palace today to host a picnic;
https://twitter.com/emynash/status/1...129412608?s=21

iceflower 07-01-2019 10:57 AM

:previous:

The Duchess at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival today:


** rex gallery ** gettyimages gallery **


** dm article: Kate's treasure hunt! Duchess invites children to join her in her nature garden..**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDZoHVb5U0U

Rudolph 07-01-2019 02:20 PM

“The Duchess of Cambridge has visited her 'Back to Nature' garden at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.”

“Her Royal Highness co-created the garden with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and landscape architects Andree Davis and Adam White for the Chelsea Flower Show back in May 2019.”

“Her goal was to inspire young people to explore the great outdoors.”

“The 'Back to Nature' garden at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival has developed further and is double the size of the original, creating additional opportunities for families to interact with nature.”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_oVcbSaI0S4

Rudolph 07-01-2019 07:12 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon visited the Royal Horticultural Society Back to Nature Garden, jointly designed by Her Royal Highness, at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, East Molesey, Surrey.

- COURT CIRCULAR || 1 JULY 2019

Rudolph 07-12-2019 02:03 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge backs new campaign set up by inner city schoolchildren to persuade other youngsters to engage with nature

The Duchess of Cambridge has backed a new campaign to encourage children to engage with nature, saying it is ‘pivotal’ for their development.

Mother-of-three Kate, 37, has made early years development one of the cornerstones of her public work, raising awareness of issues such as childhood trauma and its link to addiction.

Now she is throwing her weight behind the Backyard Nature initiative – set up by a group of inner city schoolchildren to persuade other youngsters to become ‘environmental guardians’.

Announcing her support, she said: ‘Spending time in nature can play a pivotal role in helping children grow up to become happy, healthy adults. The great outdoors provides an open playground for children to have fun and learn life-long skills, from balance and coordination to empathy and creativity, with their friends, their parents, their carers or their family members.

‘I hope the Backyard Nature campaign inspires children, families and communities to get outside and engage with nature, wherever they live.’

Sources told the Daily Mail that the duchess was particularly impressed by the story of the Eco Emeralds, a group of environmentalists aged seven to 11 from All Saints Catholic Primary School in Anfield, Liverpool. The pupils took matters into their own hands nine months ago after being inspired by climate change documentaries such as Our Planet.

Using their own initiative, they contacted Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker via Twitter. They were invited to the supermarket’s head office in Deeside, Flintshire, to present their ideas – and were delighted when the company decided to back them.

The Backyard Nature programme, which is also backed by charities including The Wildlife Trusts and The National Trust, is pledging to help children across the UK spend one million hours outside by inspiring them to protect the wildlife on their doorstep.

Youngsters, and parents or carers, can sign up online to become ‘guardians’ for their area and find conservation events nearby.

It is the first time Kate, whose gardens at the Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows were designed to encourage children to explore the great outdoors, has backed a campaign of this scale.

A source said: ‘When she heard about the initiative, the duchess was very impressed. Particularly as it came from the children themselves.

‘It is exactly the kind of thing she has been working to encourage.’

Nell Till, nine, an Eco Emerald at All Saints school, said: ‘We can’t believe our idea has been turned into a big campaign and the duchess is supporting us.’


- Via Kensington Palace Instagram

Hendrik-Jan77 09-07-2019 04:28 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge Current Events 6: January 2019 -
 
Does anyone know when the next public engagement will be for the Duchess?

I am looking forward to seeing her out and about again.

Lumutqueen 09-07-2019 06:18 AM

Nothing has been announced.

O-H Anglophile 09-07-2019 06:54 AM

There are reports that Kate will be going to RHS Wisley next week to see a playground inspired by her Back to Nature garden. No further details.

Lumutqueen 09-10-2019 07:31 AM

The Duchess of Cambridge Charities and Patronages
 
The Duchess of Cambridge at RHS Wisley to unveil a playground paradise inspired by her back to nature garden.

https://twitter.com/re_dailymail/sta...114520576?s=21

https://twitter.com/elliotwagland/st...299872257?s=21

iceflower 09-10-2019 07:50 AM

:previous:


Here are some more photos of today's event:


** rex gallery ** hellomagazine article **


** gettyimages gallery: GBR: The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends "Back to Nature" Festival **


** dm article: In full bloom! Kate Middleton looks elegant in a £1,635 floral Emilia Wickstead dress..**

tausi 09-10-2019 12:28 PM

The Duchess has really inspired me to spend more time outside.

Now, I try to go out and enjoy parks in my areas at least three times a week. This is a huge improvement for me as I used to spend all my time indoors - especially at work because of demanding job.

Spend time outdoors and just doing simple walks has made a huge difference in my mood and stress levels. I highly recommend outdoor activities for everyone - not just children.

tommy100 09-10-2019 03:47 PM

This looks like the perfect "British royal" event.

Happy kids, lovely garden, happy royal. Love it

HereditaryPrincess 09-10-2019 04:12 PM

It seems that Catherine is really passionate about her idea for this garden, which is lovely to see.
Fun to see her with Mary Berry; too - baking royalty and actual royalty together! :smile:

tausi 09-10-2019 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommy100 (Post 2251967)
This looks like the perfect "British royal" event.

Happy kids, lovely garden, happy royal. Love it



It was indeed. Perfect British Royal Event. Everyone looked very happy!

Rudolph 09-10-2019 07:09 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning officially opened the Back to Nature Garden and attended the Back to Nature Festival at Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey (Mr Michael More-Molyneux).

- COURT CIRCULAR || 10 SEPTEMBER 2019

Osipi 09-10-2019 07:30 PM

Although its never been stated openly, I think the work that Kate is doing to promote going back to nature and enjoying the great outdoors is also a great incentive that aids and abets the mental health campaign. Put down the devices and forget social media and instead of reading about what shape the planet is online, get out there and actually enjoy the beauty of our planet.
`
I think we all should do this more. Now my dog is on the wrong side of the door again and I'll hug a tree while I'm out there. Of course my dog is thinking "too many trees, so little time" (I live in a forest) :biggrin:

Rudolph 09-11-2019 11:40 AM

“The Duchess of Cambridge has opened a new 'Back to Nature' garden for children.”

“The Duchess designed the garden, in Surrey, to encourage children to play and explore in nature.”

“Earlier this year, Prince George visited his mother’s Back to Nature Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show and rated it a 20 out of 10.”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHcIXkaRk4

Rudolph 09-13-2019 04:53 PM

“Bees are disappearing in our own backyards. But we don’t have to sit back and accept a world without these amazing little creatures. Whoever you are and wherever you live, there’s something you can do to help #SaveTheBees.”

“The @BackyardNatUK campaign, backed by The Duchess of Cambridge, aims to plant 15 million seeds in the UK to halt the sharp decline in bee population”

Find out more:Campaign backed by Duchess of Cambridge urges youngsters to halt bee decline


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Via Kensington Palace Twitter

victor1319 09-13-2019 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2252681)
“Bees are disappearing in our own backyards. But we don’t have to sit back and accept a world without these amazing little creatures. Whoever you are and wherever you live, there’s something you can do to help #SaveTheBees.”

Well, it is not so easy. Re-natured gardens instead of simple green lawns are a pleasure ground for ticks(?), these borreliosis/"Lyme disease" carrying, disgusting creatures. You can't have the kids playing there.

But Princess Kate is right: Something has to be done!

Pranter 09-13-2019 06:00 PM

Kids all over the U.S. play in yards with ticks with very little issue...it can be managed.

The bee issue is more complex than just planting seeds.

She's actually Princess William not Princess Kate ...there is no such title for her :)

LaRae

JR76 09-13-2019 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by victor1319 (Post 2252698)
Well, it is not so easy. Re-natured gardens instead of simple green lawns are a pleasure ground for ticks(?), these borreliosis/"Lyme disease" carrying, disgusting creatures. You can't have the kids playing there.

But Princess Kate is right: Something has to be done!

Besides vaccination having the kids in long sleeves and trousers/tights is most often enough to keep them reasonably safe.
I agree that the question of bees disappearing is a complicated one but Kate's suggestion is one part of trying to alleviate the problem

Pranter 09-13-2019 06:28 PM

Yes, native flowers, forgoing the use of pesticides (huge part), encouraging new beekeepers, educating the public ..just a few ways to help.


LaRae

tausi 09-14-2019 02:58 PM

Interesting project

Countessmeout 09-14-2019 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by victor1319 (Post 2252698)
Well, it is not so easy. Re-natured gardens instead of simple green lawns are a pleasure ground for ticks(?), these borreliosis/"Lyme disease" carrying, disgusting creatures. You can't have the kids playing there.

But Princess Kate is right: Something has to be done!

Ticks are attracted to cool shaded, damp places. Mainly found in densely wooded places but also things like wood piles.

This initiative is not talking about building forests in your backyard. Its about planting wildflowers in your garden. Wildflowers attract bees and offer them a source of food. This isnt the kind of plant life which will bring ticks into your yard.

They are handing out seedballs of wildlife flowers, not planting forests for kids.

Of course things like pesticides, and more bee farmers needs to be addressed, but this is a good start.

Rudolph 09-19-2019 05:10 PM

“The Duchess of Cambridge joined Children’s BBC #BluePeter to unveil the winner of their Royal Garden Competition at @RHSWisley– congratulations Jessica on your winning design!

Jessica’s beautiful winning sculpture is made of wood and recycled metal, wowing the judges with its stunning butterfly wings, covered in clematis flowers

Congratulations to the runners-up of Children’s BBC #BluePeter's Royal Garden competition, Lucy and Megan, who designed beautiful tin can herbs and den building activity cards.

The Duchess, Ben from @The_RHS and George Hassall joined the judging panel to pick out the winning entry for Children’s BBC #BluePeter competition, which The Duchess launched back in June.”

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Via Kensington Palace Twitter


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