- Monday, March 9 (15:15 local time/10:15am ET): William and Kate join the Queen and other royals for Commonwealth Observance Day service at Westminster Abbey. “It takes the form of an hour long service at Westminster Abbey featuring a mixture of testimonies, readings, hymns and musical performances.”
- Wednesday, March 11: The Duchess visits the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery to view the Self: Image and Identity exhibit. The show is a endeavor in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, of which Kate is patron. A prize piece in the exhibition is Sir Anthony van Dyck’s last self-portrait (which Kate has actually seen already). Kate will meet artists, Gallery patrons, and also view the Mr Lion 14 exhibit created by the Gallery’s community group, Blank Canvas. The Gallery is located in Margate, a seaside community on the English Channel in Kent. The Turner is considered a major element in Margate’s rebirth and rejuvenation.
- Wednesday, March 11: Kate’s second engagement is also in Margate, where she will visit Resort Studios, an arts organization located in a restored Victorian warehouse that offers “individual studios, shared facilities, workshop areas and exhibition space.” The Duchess will meet artists, tour the studio facilities and see works created at the studios.
- Friday, March 13th 11am local time/6am ET: William and Kate join other senior royals at St. Paul’s for a Service of Commemoration honoring those who served in Afghanistan. “The service will pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces past and present who served on operations in Afghanistan, and all those in the UK who worked to make the country a safer more stable place.” Following the service there will be a parade through the streets of London, a flyover and a reception at the GuildHall. “Members of the public will be able to watch the parade and from next week can visit the City of London police website for more information including timings and a map of the route.” The order of service may be seen here, there are also details here.