With great disappointment I wish to inform you all the Duchess did not attend the garden party at Buckingham Palace today.The Daily Mail article which was written on May 11th exclusively announced plans for Kate's attendance
"The Duchess of Cambridge is to notch up another major royal first when she attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace later this month. The Mail cannot disclose the exact date of the partly due to security concerns, but it will take place within the next few weeks".
There is another garden party at Buckingham Palace next Tuesday, May 29th. One can only assume this is the party Kate is scheduled to attend. The Mirror's Victoria Murphy tweeted William, Kate and Harry will not be carrying out royal engagements until the jubilee. However I do not think the garden party is considered an official engagement I will keep you updated regarding official confirmation.
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Below we see Her Majesty in pink greeting guests at today's event.
So, what has Kate been up to? Duchess Kate was spotted shopping at her local Tesco in Anglesey on Sunday. Perhaps planning a quiet evening meal with William?
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In other news, Her Majesty has invited the Middleton family to sail on the 'Elizabethan' during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Elizabethan, a replica 1890s Mississippi paddle steamer, is part of the Royal Squadron. A source told The Telegraph
"Michael and Carole's inclusion on the Elizabethan has only just emerged and has taken a lot of people by surprise, but the Queen is incredibly supportive of the Duchess and her family. Boats travelling in the Royal Squadron are solely reserved for special guests of the Queen, which demonstrates just how far the Middletons have come".
A very romantic photo of William and Kate graces the cover of Hello Magazine this week.