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Additional Appearances Scheduled & More Nottingham Photos

We wanted to update Kate’s calendar for those planning ahead, there is another official function this weekend in addition to Saturday’s Trooping the Colour. But first a quick update on times for Saturday’s event, which is also the day the sovereign’s birthday is officially marked:

  • 10am (5am EDT): the Royal party arrives and HM takes the official salute, carries out formal inspection of the troops, followed by carriage procession back to the Palace
  • 1pm (8am EDT): royals view RAF flypast from the balcony at Buckingham Palace

A Sunday solo engagement for Kate has been announced, more from Richard Palmer on Twitter:

Richard Palmer/The Express (@RoyalReporter)

ARK Schools is part of the larger ARK organization, “Absolute Return for Kids”. Many readers likely know of Prince William’s work with the group, it was just last year that £17.2 million pounds ($28 million USD) were raised at the ARK Dinner gala, Kate and William’s first formal engagement following their April wedding. (Our post on the evening is here.)

ARK Schools Facebook

Kate will be working with kids from London’s King Solomon Academy, royal expert Victoria Arbiter shared via Twitter a bit of what is expected on Sunday:

Victoria Arbiter Twitter Feed (@VictoriaArbiter)

Also on the calendar:

Via The British Monarchy

  • Thursday, July 5, Order of Thistle: During the Queen’s annual week in Scotland at Holyrood, William will be formally installed as a “Royal Knight of the Thistle” (technically “The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle”), more from STV:

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to return to Scotland in July, as they accompany the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee engagements.

Kate and William, or the Earl and Countess of Strathearn to use their Scottish titles, are particularly looking forward to a special service being held in Edinburgh’s St Giles’ Cathedral… when William will be formally installed as a Royal Knight of the Thistle.

We will share more details when we have them.


Also today, some lovely photos of yesterday’s Jubilee Tour appearance in Nottingham, with thanks to Jessica.  She was good enough to comment on our post, sharing that she was at the event:

I was at the Vernon Park event today. I got great views of the Queen, William and Kate, despite the crowds.

Here is one of her wonderful pictures, HM arriving at the Park.

Generous Courtesy of “Jess and the Rebels”

Jessica also noted:

Kate was lovely. She is not quite as tall, and also not quite as thin as I expected…

Generous Courtesy of “Jess and the Rebels”

More from Jessica’s comment on yesterday’s exciting activities:

She was extremely chatty with everyone she met, and they got delayed a few times because of this, which was quite funny. The nicest moment I saw was when she broke away from the group to briefly greet an elderly spectator in a wheelchair behind the barrier near me.

Kind Generosity of “Jess and the Rebels”

Jessica also has outstanding photos of Prince William.

Kind Generosity of “Jess and the Rebels”

This one is cute, Kate almost looks mischievous.

Kind Generosity of “Jess and the Rebels”

Our thanks to Jessica for being so gracious in sharing her impressions and her photographs from yesterday, she also has a delightful blog, “Jess and the Rebels,” pop in for a visit to read about her adventures traveling the world.

Kind Generosity of “Jess and the Rebels”

We’ll see you Saturday.

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Friday 15th of June 2012

Thank you WKW for the updates on Kate's schedule. I love how you present everything about Kate's fashions, charities and events in a very classy manner.


Friday 15th of June 2012

Awww, thank you Barbara! :)


Friday 15th of June 2012

Kate does a great job all round considering she was never born into the royal mob let alone the upper echelons of British society. At the end of the day how many of us would get it right EVERY SINGLE TIME no matter how much help we had especially on the clothes side. She aims to dress appropriately and not to cause sensationalism. I don't like some items she wears but on the whole I think she looks great. Kudos to her for recycling too. Isn't that what any smart lady does to get the best out of an item.


Friday 15th of June 2012

Who has been made her hair? It looks terrific. Does she dress it by herself?


Friday 15th of June 2012

From what I understand, she has it washed and blown dry every few days, in between trims, color application, and other special treatments. On important occasions, her hairdresser will wash and blow dry it before the event.

At least, that's what people who claim to have some inside knowledge say. I think it's probably reasonably accurate.

She is a client of the Richard Ward Salon in Chelsea.


Friday 15th of June 2012

Admin, is there any way you can arrange for the comments link to be at the top of the article as opposed to the very bottom? That would be great! Thanks.


Friday 15th of June 2012

I agree. If we've already read the article, we don't want to scroll through it again in order to see new comments.

Good idea.


Friday 15th of June 2012

I loved Kate and the Queen in their blue outfits... and they looked so effortless and happy. All of them!

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