The Duchess of Cambridge discussed Children’s Tennis Initiative at Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge discussed Children’s Tennis Initiative at Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge discussed Children’s Tennis Initiative at Palace
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Today, Duchess of Cambridge met the representatives of various charities to discuss the children’s tennis initiatives in the UK and access to the sport at the grassroots level at her London residence Kensington Palace.

The discussion panel included names like Judy Murray, Tim Henman, representatives from Lawn Tennis Association, Wimbledon and Coach Care.

The Duchess of Cambridge discussed Children’s Tennis Initiative at Palace
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The Coach Core apprenticeship scheme was designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to take young people aged 16 – 24 with limited opportunities, and train them to be sports coaches and positive role models and mentors in their communities. The apprentices learn technical sport skills alongside an inclusive and holistic approach to coaching, with an emphasis on employability and mentoring skills.

The Duchess of Cambridge discussed Children’s Tennis Initiative at Palace
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An avid tennis fan, Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 2016. Duchess took the patronage of the Association from the Queen in December last year who held the role for 64 years.

The Duchess of Cambridge discussed Children’s Tennis Initiative at Palace
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We have seen Duchess at the royal box of Wimbledon court many times as a patron and as a supporter of a tennis player.

The Duchess of Cambridge discussed Children’s Tennis Initiative at Palace
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It seems Duchess was wearing her GOAT Redgrave coat for today’s discussion at Kensington Palace. Duchess has worn the piece last in November 2017 for an engagement with Family Action after its debut in 2013.

The Duchess of Cambridge GOAT Redgrave Coat
GOAT Redgrave Coat

The classic and sophisticated nude a lined shaped coat features side seam diagonal welt pockets. It is available in different colourways at GOAT and Farfetch.

GOAT Redgrave Coat

The Court Circular also mentioned the reception of Rt. Hon. Nicolas Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards by Duchess at Palace in this morning.

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Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Today Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the members of Royal Family at Westminster Abbey for the annual Commonwealth Day Service. The service is conducted on the second Monday of March month every year.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Queen Elizabeth is head of the Commonwealth that includes 53 Nations with 2.4 billion population. Commonwealth Day, formerly known as Empire Day, is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations. The first Empire Day took place on 24 May 1902, celebrated prior to 1901 as the birthday of Queen Victoria, who died on 22 January 1901.

 

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Beautiful floral arrangements specially made by NAFAS – National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies for today’s Commonwealth Day service were put around the Abbey. They feature flowers from many Commonwealth nations.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Every year Her Majesty issues a message on Commonwealth Day. This year in her message the Queen said,“We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others. Through exchanging ideas, and seeing life from other perspectives, we grow in understanding and work more collaboratively towards a common future. There is a very special value in the insights we gain through the Commonwealth connection; shared inheritances help us overcome difference so that diversity is a cause for celebration rather than division. We shall see this in action at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which takes place in the United Kingdom next month, bringing together young people, business and civil society from across the Commonwealth. These gatherings are themselves fine examples of how consensus and commitment can help to create a future that is fairer, more secure, more prosperous and sustainable. Having enjoyed the warm hospitality of so many Commonwealth countries over the years, I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming the leaders of our family of 53 nations to my homes in London and Windsor. Sport also contributes to building peace and development. The excitement and positive potential of friendly rivalry will be on display next month as we enjoy the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Contributing to the success of the Games, alongside athletes and officials, will be thousands of volunteers. Voluntary effort, by people working as individuals, in groups or through larger associations, is so often what shapes the Commonwealth and all our communities. By pledging to serve the common good in new ways, we can ensure that the Commonwealth continues to grow in scope and stature, to have an even greater impact on people’s lives, today, and for future generations.”

 

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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On the occasion, the flags of all 53 member countries were flying at Westminster in London today.

 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Abbey shortly before the service and enjoyed a performance from Ghanaian musicians and performers One-Drum.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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The service took place in the presence of some 2,000 participants including High Commissioners and dignitaries from around the Commonwealth, in addition to 1,000 young people from schools across the UK. As head of the Commonwealth, the Queen has reinforced links and seen the association of nations grow from seven to fifty-three members during her reign.

 

Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Westminster Abbey for today’s service. A noticeable absentee was the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip announced his retirement from public life last year at the age of 96 due to his health.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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The royals took their seats inside the church. Guests included the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister of Malta, the Hon Dr Joseph Muscat MP, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, alongside High Commissioners, Ambassadors and dignitaries, senior politicians from across the UK and Commonwealth.

 

The British National Anthem is sung by the congregation in the presence of The Queen,

 

‘As we give thanks for our rich diversity and for our common humanity, let us pray together for peace and unity’ – Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, gives the bidding during The Commonwealth Service.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Today’s performances included One Direction singer Liam Payne.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Eye surgeon and Co-Founder of Peek Vision, Dr Andrew Bastawrous provides a reflection on his work to bring better vision to people around the world through the latest technology and health intelligence.

 

All members of the congregation stand for The Act of Affirmation to the Commonwealth read by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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The flags of the Commonwealth nations are processed out of the Abbey.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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After the service, Her Majesty greeted the members of the public and received a posy.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Catherine greeting the performers.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Duchess of Cambridge was presented with beautiful flowers.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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Outside the abbey, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met school children came from different parts of the country.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and Royal Family for Commonwealth Day Service
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For today’s event, Duchess of Cambridge once again repeated her one of stunning maternity style.

 

Duchess of Cambridge Behlah London Chiara coat
Beulah London Chiara coat

She brought back the elegant Beulah London Chiara coat she first wore for a service of commemoration to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan at St Paul’s Cathedral when she was expecting Princess Charlotte in 2015.

Duchess of Cambridge Behlah London Chiara coat
Beulah London Chiara coat

This piece is cut in a fit-and-flare silhouette and is makes layering easy and comfortable with concealed buttons to keep the design clean and elegant. The coat is available on pre-order at Beulah London official website.

Duchess of Cambridge Lock & Co Tiffany Drop-brim hat
Lock & Co Tiffany Drop-brim hat

Duchess paired the coat with Lock & Co Tiffany Drop-brim hat and Rupert Sanderson Malory heels.

Duchess of Cambridge Rupert Sanderson Malory heels
Rupert Sanderson Malory heels

Catherine was carrying Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch this time in the navy. It’s the third piece in the same design in Duchess’ wardrobe.

Duchess of Cambridge Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch
Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch

Today Duchess was seen supporting a new floral bouquet brooch. The origin of the brooch is still unknown.

Duchess of Cambridge Floral Bouquet Brooch
Floral Bouquet Brooch

Catherine teamed up the brooch with floral earrings that she debuted during Royal Foundation Forum. The earrings label is yet to be identified.

Duchess of Cambridge Floral Earrings
Floral Earrings

As Duchess is nearing to her due date, every time we are seeing a glowing Duchess in stunning maternity looks. We will see her next on Saturday at St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks.

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Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters

Today The Duchess of Cambridge Catherine officially opened new headquarters of Place2Be in London. Place2Be is one of the earliest patronages and close to Duchess’s heart. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic support to children in schools, working alongside school leaders, teachers and parents. Place2Be The new headquarters will provide state-of-the-art training facilities, enabling Place2Be to train more counselors, teachers, school leaders, and a new home for our research & evaluation teams. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Ahead of the engagement, Kensington Palace said,” The Duchess will use the visit to learn more about the training provided and research conducted by Place2Be around children's mental health, which is key part of Her Royal Highness's work to support mothers, teachers and parents in order to ensure children have the best possible start in life." Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be At centre, Duchess Kate met the staff and more about the work and facilities. New building will become a hub for excellence in children’s mental health, driving progress through evidence-based practice, professional development and research. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Throughout the morning, the guests and supporters had been getting hands-on experience of Place2Be and The Art Room’s work. Place2Be was merged to another patronage of Duchess - The Art Room in this January. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be The Art Room provides a group work intervention in schools using creativity and art to improve the wellbeing of pupils experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties. The Duchess of Cambridge in another @SeraphineLtd dress as the arrives to open the new headquarters of @Place2Be pic.twitter.com/xPalMlNmhi — Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) March 7, 2018 Victoria Murphy on Twitter The merging was one of the initiative took by the Royal Foundation to provide a common platform to their charities to collaborate and do bigger goods. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be The Duchess then joined a roundtable with members of Place2Be’s Research and Evaluation team, and the independent Research Advisory Group. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be The Duchess got chance to join pupils from nearby Albion Primary School who were taking part in an exercise on ‘friendship’ which is part of the latest training for school-based counselling. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Catherine officially opened the new centre of excellence by unveiling the plaque marking her visit. Following a speech, Kate unveils a plaque to open the new @Place2Be headquarters pic.twitter.com/KXvo3ISGex — Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) March 7, 2018 Victoria Murphy on Twitter Speaking to officially open their new centre today, The Duchess, who is Patron of Place2Be, praised everyone for their work to support school leaders and parents, and for being at the forefront of efforts to give every child the best start in life and said, "In my years of working with all of you at Place2Be, I have seen at first hand the leadership you provide: you are at the forefront of efforts to give every child the very best start in life". Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be For the visit, Duchess chose to bring back the elegant Seraphine Marlene dress she debuted in Oslo last month. Duchess of Cambridge Seraphine Marlene Dress Seraphine Marlene Dress Seraphine described the dress as, “Worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Seraphine’s Marlene Maternity Cocktail Dress is a true statement piece, perfect for special occasions. The soft woven skirt sweeps elegantly to the knee, creating a flattering A-line silhouette that’s perfect before, during and after pregnancy. The stunning lace bodice is lined in comfortable stretch jersey, while the elegant long sleeves are made in stylish peek-a-boo lace, with subtle bell detailing at the cuffs. Velvet ribbon detailing at the empire waist, cuffs and collar complete the look.” Duchess of Cambridge Stuart Weitzman Power pumps Stuart Weitzman Power pumps Duchess paired the outfit with Stuart Weitzman Power pumps. Duchess of Cambridge Mulberry Bayswater clutch Mulberry Bayswater clutch Kate carried her Mulberry Bayswater clutch and finished look with Sapphire and Diamond Earrings. Duchess of Cambridge Sapphire and Diamond Earrings Place2Be On Monday we will see Duchess with Her Majesty and other members of Royal Family at Commonwealth Day Service.
Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Today The Duchess of Cambridge Catherine officially opened new headquarters of Place2Be in London. Place2Be is one of the earliest patronages and close to Duchess’s heart.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic support to children in schools, working alongside school leaders, teachers and parents.

The new headquarters will provide state-of-the-art training facilities, enabling Place2Be to train more counsellors, teachers, school leaders, and a new home for our research & evaluation teams.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Ahead of the engagement, Kensington Palace said,” The Duchess will use the visit to learn more about the training provided and research conducted by Place2Be around children’s mental health, which is key part of her work to support mothers, teachers and parents in order to ensure children have the best possible start in life.”

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

At the centre, Duchess met the staff and more about the work and facilities. The new building will become a hub for excellence in children’s mental health, driving progress through evidence-based practice, professional development and research.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Throughout the morning, the guests and supporters had been getting hands-on experience of Place2Be and The Art Room’s work. Place2Be was merged to another patronage of Duchess – The Art Room in this January.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

The Art Room provides a group work intervention in schools using creativity and art to improve the wellbeing of pupils experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties.

The merging was one of the initiatives took by the Royal Foundation to provide a common platform to their charities to collaborate and do bigger goods.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

The Duchess then joined a roundtable with members of Place2Be’s Research and Evaluation team, and the independent Research Advisory Group.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

The Duchess got a chance to join pupils from nearby Albion Primary School who were taking part in an exercise on ‘friendship’ which is part of the latest training for school-based counselling.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Catherine officially opened the new centre of excellence by unveiling the plaque marking her visit.

Speaking to officially open their new centre today, The Duchess, who is Patron of Place2Be, praised everyone for their work to support school leaders and parents, and for being at the forefront of efforts to give every child the best start in life and said, “In my years of working with all of you at Place2Be, I have seen at first hand the leadership you provide: you are at the forefront of efforts to give every child the very best start in life”.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

For the visit, Duchess chose to bring back the elegant Seraphine Marlene dress she debuted in Oslo last month.

Duchess of Cambridge Seraphine Marlene Dress
Seraphine Marlene Dress

Seraphine described the dress as, “Worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Seraphine’s Marlene Maternity Cocktail Dress is a true statement piece, perfect for special occasions. The soft woven skirt sweeps elegantly to the knee, creating a flattering A-line silhouette that’s perfect before, during and after pregnancy. The stunning lace bodice is lined in comfortable stretch jersey, while the elegant long sleeves are made in stylish peek-a-boo lace, with subtle bell detailing at the cuffs. Velvet ribbon detailing at the empire waist, cuffs and collar complete the look.”

Duchess of Cambridge
Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps

Duchess paired the outfit with Stuart Weitzman Power pumps.

Duchess of Cambridge Mulberry Bayswater clutch
Mulberry Bayswater clutch

Catherine carried her Mulberry Bayswater clutch and finished look with Sapphire and Diamond Earrings.

Duchess of Cambridge Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

On Monday we will see Duchess with Her Majesty and other members of Royal Family at Commonwealth Day Service.

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