We haven’t seen Prince William and Kate Middleton in more than a week and we won’t see them until next Sunday (though we will probably get photos of Prince George sometime this week since his third birthday is on Friday), but sans press William and Kate attended an event for the 75th anniversary of the Special Air Service in Hereford yesterday, July 16.
The news of the Cambirdges’ visit first appeared on social media, and the Daily Mail has a little write up about it.
William and Kate brought George to the event, where they unveiled a statue called “The Pursuit Of Excellence” which is of two troopers and an Army working dog. The Red Arrows put on an air display and the royals spoke to a group of veterans in their 80s.
The Special Air Service is a special forces unit of the British Army which undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action, hostage rescue and human intelligence gathering.
According to an SAS source, “Soldiers were not allowed to take photographs of the Royal party or the statue”, so there are no photos of the event at this time.
According to comments on the above Facebook post, there were official photographers there, so we may get a photo at some point. According to a woman named Donna who says she talked to Kate and that her children played with George, Kate was “stunning” in a long blue dress with white flowers and she’s a “down to earth hands on mommy”.
Until photos from this event emerge, here are some more photos from the Air Show on July 8.
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