Hello-hello, and welcome to our annual post-Thanksgiving Sales and Savings post. We have news of upcoming engagements first though, including some travel for the Duke and Duchess to the Mediterranean.
- Wednesday, November 28: The Duke, President of the Football Association, and the Duchess of Cambridge will visit Leicester to pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium on Saturday 27th October. A little background on this engagement. In October a helicopter carrying Leicester team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others crashed as it was leaving the stadium; all on board were killed. More from Kensington Palace:
Their Royal Highnesses knew the Club’s Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and wanted to visit the city to recognise the warmth and compassion that the people of Leicester and fans of Leicester City Football Club have shown in reaction to the accident.
You can read the entire news release here.
There are two more engagements to announce for the following week; both intended to “…deliver a message of support to deployed personnel and to acknowledge the fact that many Serving personnel are away from their families at this time of the year.”
- Tuesday, December 4: Kate and William will host a Christmas party in London for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus. RAF Marham is home to the Tornado Squadron.
- Wednesday, December 5: The Duke and Duchess will fly to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, where they will “meet active serving personnel, families living on the base, wider station personnel and members of the local community.”
An unannounced engagement we are likely to see sometime in the first week of the month, the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. Generally held on the second Tuesday of December, the event has been moved to accommodate scheduling conflicts. But it is one we always watch for, as the dress code is white- tie and tiaras are worn. Below, the Duchess in 2013, 2015, 2016 and last year.