Another joint engagement has been scheduled for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. On March 19th Their Royal Highnesses will visit the offices of Child Bereavement UK which are based at The Clare Charity Centre in Saunderton, South Bucks. Prince William has been patron of the charity since March 2009.
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Child Bereavement UK educates professionals and supports families when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year the charity delivers training to around five thousand professionals at the front line of bereavement support. William and Kate will meet staff and families involved in the Children and Young People's Services, the Young People's Advisory Group and Parents' Support Group.
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William and Kate attended a gala in October 2011 where they were guests of honour at 100 Women In Hedge Funds. The event raised £675,000 for the charity and I hope this impending visit raises much needed awareness and gives the Duke and Duchess an insight into the invaluable work and services provided by Child Bereavement UK.
It will be the couple's second engagement within two days as they are scheduled to attend a St. Patrick's Day parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot on March 17th.
Kate's visit to Grimsby made the headlines over reports the Duchess has allegedly revealed the sex of her baby. An onlooker reported Kate was handed a teddy bear and said "Is it for my d..." prompting speculation she stopped herself before saying 'daughter'.
This Is Grimsby has obtained footage captured by royalist Lisa Hewson outside the Fishing Heritage Centre which shows Kate accepting the teddy bear from Diane Burton, saying "Oh, is that for us? Thank you very much, that is very sweet of you'.
Insurance worker Lisa Hewson said:
'Kate does such a good job and people are always picking and pulling her apart. If you know something isn't true and it is causing trouble, you have to do the right thing, and, hopefully, that is what I am doing here. I hope Kate may see this and thinks there are some decent people who want the best for her.'
The video should help to clarify the rumours and can be viewed here.
Tweeter Billy Walsh was walking through Kensington Park on Tuesday evening when he saw Kate's helicopter landing and the Duchess exiting and returning to Kensington Palace.
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He kindly shared a photo from the surprise sighting.
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Kate was spotted shopping in Séraphine's Peter Jones concession yesterday. She was looking at their maternity tights, leggings and the stylish Brooke Dress. The V-neck, short sleeve dress would be a lovely choice for the Duchess especially for engagements. We discussed the brand before in our maternity wear possibilities post, I think their pieces are very much in keeping with Kate's style.
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Finally, Prince Charles made a guest appearance on BBC's rural programme Countryfile and when asked how he feels about becoming a grandfather he said, "I look forward enormously to that relationship with a grandchild." And we all look forward to seeing the Prince with his first grandchild :)