|Kensington Palace Twitter Feed|
On Sunday, 26 July, Kate in her role as patron of The 1851 Trust, accompanied by William, will spend the day supporting the America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth. More from the official press release:
'Their Royal Highnesses will:
· Tour the team technical areas at the Royal Navy Base before the day's racing begins, where they will meet the six international team skippers and their crews.
· Visit the new BAR team base, to see their state of the art facilities, meet staff and families and learn about BAR's investment in developing maritime and design skills.
· Watch teams from the USA, France, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden and Great Britain compete in two races, and later present medals to the teams at the Waterfront Festival Arena.'
The Palace said Kate will "take the opportunity to learn more about how the charity is using this exciting time for the sport in the UK to inspire a new generation into sailing and the marine industry". The 1851 Trust shared their excitement ahead of the royal visit via their Twitter Feed:
|1851 Trust Twitter Feed|
William and Kate will join huge crowds to enjoy the spectacle of the final day's racing on "Super Sunday".
More from the America's Cup World Series website:
'The America’s Cup World Series is a racing circuit featuring the best sailors in the world, competing on foiling, wing-sailed 45ft catamarans. The America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup and begins in the summer of 2015, culminating in the America’s Cup (Finals) in 2017 in Bermuda.'
Kate last visited the home of Ben Ainslie Racing in Portsmouth in February following an announcement she had chosen the charity as her latest patronage. The Palace released this statement from Kate at the time: "I am delighted to be Royal Patron of The 1851 Trust. I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed sailing from a young age and I know it is a great way of providing young people with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence."
The news follows Richard Palmer's report Kate would carry out a handful of engagements over the next month or so. How many engagements can be we expect to see? According to People: "Aides are stressing that she is still principally focused on motherhood and this is not a return to full-on royal duties".
There's good news for fans of Kate's L.K. Bennett Cayla Dress.
The cardinal red dress is available in all sizes at retailer Next. The £250 dress is described this way: "Make a statement with the Cayla Cardinal dress in a fiery red and updated silhouette. Adding length and flare to a classic skater dress". It retails for £250.
With thanks to Food, Fash, Fit for the tip!
Prince William's new job as a pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance has been generating quite a few headlines in recent days.
First, news on the prince's first rescue mission from the Telegraph:
'Prince William has flown in to assist on his first successful air ambulance mission after a man suffered a heart attack. The man, in his 50's, had collapsed with chest pains in Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Medics dashed to the scene, including the East of England Air Ambulance being flown by the Duke of Cambridge, 33, on what would become his first completed rescue mission since starting his new job this week. A crowd of people who gathered were left gobsmacked when they realised the rescue was by royal appointment.'
In his an interview on his first day Prince William described the role as a "follow on" from where he was "with the military with search and rescue and described the role as "in essence a similar type of job". What is remarkably different compared with his time at RAF Valley is the media coverage, particularly that concerning a female colleague, Dr Gemma Mullen.
I've been rather shocked by the intrusive publicity Dr Mullen has had to deal with. A couple of tabloids decided she bears a resemblance to Kate, which was quickly followed by articles sharing details and personal photos form her wedding and holiday snaps.
One imagines working with the air ambulance can be an incredibly stressful job for the crew involved without media attention focused on individual staff. In fact, the EAAA were clearly upset about it releasing a statement saying it trivialised the focus of their work.
The statement in full:
'We are disappointed that the focus of our work has been trivialised in this way. Gemma Mullen is a distinguished pre-hospital clinician doing an important job. In any case, the stories are factually untrue – she is coming to the end of a six-month placement and will be moving on in the next week or so.
She won't be flying with the Duke, moving forward. She added: "Dr Mullen does not wish to engage with this non-story: she is a dedicated clinician whose focus is on her work.'"
Also, as seen in the Mail Online graphic above, onlookers are seen taking photos of Prince William landing, and professional photographers were present too. It's very much early days, but it appears the media element will be much more prevalent for William (and thus his colleagues) than during his time in Wales. What are your thoughts of the coverage this week?
Finally, Kate and George were spotted at Sandringham House and gardens enjoying an outing.
There's plenty of tourists visiting at the moment, for anyone interested in doing likewise you can view the website here.