I can’t believe it’s already October. The year is going by so fast! We’re already to the end of the third quarter of the year, so it’s time for our third quarterly review of Kate Middleton‘s engagement numbers.
This quarter, Kate was a bit more visibly active officially while being less visibly active unofficially. Go here for a full list of Kate’s 2015 appearances so far. Kate made 5* official appearances from July 1 to September 30:
1 Royal Family Appearances in the UK*
Princess Charlotte’s Christening*
3 Royal Duty Appearances in the UK
Kate visiting the Anna Freud Centre**
Kate attending the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony with William and Harry
Kate visiting HMP Send
1 Charity Appearances in the UK
Kate and William visiting Portsmouth for 1851 Trust
0 No Press Appearances in the UK
0 Foreign Appearances
*I included Charlotte’s Christening here since it appeared in the court circular, but if you want to say Kate only did 4 official appearances and 0 Royal Family appearances, I’m cool with that.
**The court circular mentions Kate went to both the Anne Freud Centre and the Family School. She did, but I’m counting that as one thing because they were so close together in time, proximity, and association.
Kate was out and about in the UK twice:
England v Wales rugby match***
***I included the rugby match as out and about because Kate was not there in any official capacity. She is not Vice-Patron of any rugby team like William and Harry are. She just tagged along.
I saw reports on Twitter that Kate was spotted out shopping recently, but I don’t care enough to track those Twitter reports down (plus, who knows how valid they are). I’m sure Kate went out shopping a lot in the last three months she was MIA from royal duties.
So taking out Charlotte’s birth/hospital photo op and the Christening and adding in the numbers from the first and second quarterly review, Kate made 29 official appearances over 21 days. She’s so hard working, that Duchess of ours.
In her yearly rush to get her numbers up at the end of the year, Kate has scheduled another appearance for October 10. She and William will mark World Mental Health Day at an event hosted by the charity Mind at London’s Harrow College. Because mental health is so important to Kate and William now. I mean, I guess I shouldn’t say anything negative since Kate is “making good” on KP’s promise that she will be more involved with mental health this fall.
I updated my future events page with Kate, William, and Harry’s upcoming events and included several other royal’s upcoming events.
Here are some more photos from Kate’s last few appearances.
I think it’s weird this dude didn’t let Kate get onto the step before he went in for the kiss.