Apr 202013
 

We wanted to briefly update Kate’s Calendar and also share news about her new Patronages. This way tomorrow’s post won’t be endless.

We have added another appointment to Kate’s Calendar. On Monday, April 29 she helps celebrate Children’s Hospice Week with a visit to Naomi House Children’s Hospice. After a tour of the facility she will join some of the Naomi House children and their families in a tea party. (That also happens to be William and Kate’s 2nd wedding anniversary.)

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Yesterday Kate’s new Patronages were announced, one is the Natural History Museum.

Natural History Museum Facebook Page

Natural History Museum Facebook Page

Below we see Kate at the November opening of the Museum’s Treasures Gallery.

Natural History Museum Facebook

Natural History Museum Facebook

As the Telegraph noted in its story, Princess Diana was also the Museum’s Patron.

She has been so wary of comparisons with the late Diana, Princess of Wales that the Duchess of Cambridge has deliberately avoided following in her footsteps – until now.

The fact that the Duchess has for the first time accepted an invitation to succeed the Princess reflects her growing confidence that she has established herself as a member of the Royal family in her own right, to the extent that she no longer feels awkward about comparisons with the “People’s Princess”.

Also added to Kate’s list of charities, Place 2 Be. The artwork shown on the site (not to mention the words in the pictures!) makes a powerful message.

Place2Be.org.UK

Place2Be.org.UK

From the charity’s comments on Kate becoming Royal Patron:

The Duchess’ support will help Place2Be hugely in its efforts to shine the spotlight on child mental health, and on the need to tackle these issues at the earliest possible stage, so that children have the brightest possible futures…

You can see a wonderful new animation piece about Place 2 Be by clicking here.

Place2Be

Place2Be

Kate will see the program working in person this Tuesday; that is when she visits The Willows Primary School. The Duchess will be involved in launching a new program that is a joint effort of the Royal Foundation, as well as Comic Relief, Place2Be and Action on Addiction.

BTW, we have update on that arson fire set at The Willows School. Below, what is left of the school’s playground equipment.

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

The School has launched a fundraising effort via crowd-sourcing site Go Fund Me. From the school’s Go Fund Me page:

Before this nightmare happened, our gargantuan, adventure Fort Henry was absolutely amazing. It was the best thing we had, everyone was eager to play on it – playtime could not come quick enough! It also helped improve children’s behaviour.

This before and after image from the Willows Go Fund Me page shows the severity of the damage.

Willows School Go Fund Me

Willows School Go Fund Me

Kate’s third new Patronage is Sports Aid.

Sports Aid

Sports Aid

This charity funds athletes training for Paralympic and Olympic competition. More from that Telegraph article:

Tim Lauler, the charity’s chief executive, said the Duchess became aware of the charity through her work as an ambassador for TeamGB during the London 2012 Olympics.

He said: “She did her own research into the sort of help young athletes need before lottery funding kicks in, and came to see us about a month ago to ask about the hurdles they face, the role of parents and so on. She was really thorough and impressive.”

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In other news, Kate has been seen out shopping and lunching with her mother, Carole Middleton. E! Online has exclusive photos of Kate in a navy maternity top with a white lace collar, the pictures were shown last night on E! News. The Duchess is carrying her grey Tod’s D-Styling bag.

The duo were at Blue Almonds, a shop specializing in children’s room decor and furniture design.  Below we see styles for a little girl, shared by blogger Christina Doherty in a post found here.

Via Cici Crib Blog

Via Cici Crib Blog

And looks that would work for a baby boy’s room.

Via Cici Crib

Via Cici Crib Blog

The Boutique’s owner, Izabela Minkiewicz, confirmed Kate had been in shopping, telling Marie Claire UK:

“We had the honour of the Duchess of Cambridge visiting our shop on Walton Street.”

More pieces by Blue Almonds.

Blue Almonds

Blue Almonds

The company also does artwork in a variety of styles and themes.

Blue Almonds UK

Blue Almonds UK

Kate and Carole are seen carrying a white Moses basket in the E! story. Below we show an example of a Moses Basket, it is basically a portable bassinet or crib. There are a variety of styles, some with tops and others without, differing designs for the sides, interior, etc.

Hayneedle

Badger Basket via Hayneedle

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We have two updated posts to tell you about.

Mirrorpix / Splash News

Mirrorpix / Splash News

  1. Our post on Kate’s UK Scouting training has been updated to reflect that the Really Wild Clothing Company cap shown in our photo is not in Kate’s fabric. The Duchess’s hat is in ‘Tweed Moss Fleck,’ while our photo shows the cap in ‘Ivy Dogtooth Tweed’. Really Wild says says they will not be getting Kate’s Moss Fleck fabric back in stock, but will have more in the Ivy Dogtooth pattern.
  2. Last Sunday’s post “The Duchess Does Some Shopping & Calendar Getting Crowded” has been updated to reflect that Kate was wearing Really Wild Clothing Company’s ‘Tweed Waistcoat in Mulberry,’ not the waistcoat we originally showed. More may be found here.
Really Wild Clothing Company Facebook Page

Really Wild Clothing Company Facebook Page

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A reminder that tomorrow Kate is in Windsor for the annual Scouts Parade, we will see you then.

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  4 Responses to “3 New Patronages for The Duchess, Kate & Carole Do a Little Shopping”

  1. The photos of Kate and Carol shopping are now on Daily Mail website. Are there are any leads on the maternity top yet?

  2. Did we ever get to ID the tunic/top worn when shopping with Carole? I know there’s issues in showing the pic, but I was fortunate enough to see it before it was removed and now I want that top (surprise, surprise!). RT

  3. Hi, do you have a direct link to the EOnline photos? I cannot find them anywhere. Thanks

  4. Can you give us the link to the EOnline photos? Thanks!

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