I’m never more happy to be proven wrong than when I expect Kate not to do something and then she does. I didn’t think Kate (or William) would do anything in August, especially if rumors are true that the Canada Tour! Part Deux takes place in September, but as it happens Kensington Palace announced a day of appearances for Kate Middleton and Prince William on the 24th. William will also have a day of engagements on the 23rd in Germany.
William and Kate will visit Luton in Bedfordshire on Wednesday, August 24. They’re back to caring about mental health, and will also visit a hospice and a 200-year-old company.
- First, William and Kate will visit Bute Mills “to see local organisations doing ground-breaking work with young people, with a focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing”. They will tour the building, then meet people from Youthscape, CHUMS, OM Group, Our Minds Matter (OMM), and Luton Council of Faiths and Grassroots.
- Next, William and Kate will visit Keech Hospice Care (an adult hospice) where they will meet families, friends and volunteers of the hospice at a reception, and unveil a plaque to mark the hospice’s 25th anniversary.
- Finally, William and Kate will visit Hayward Tyler, which celebrated it’s 200th anniversary last year. William and Kate will present them with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) and to open their newly built Centre of Excellence.
On August 23, William will visit Dusseldorf, Germany at the request of Her Majesty’s Government. William will attend a series of events honoring the role of British Forces Germany (BFG), and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). William will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel before attending a gala with her. William will give a speech at the gala.
I don’t have much to say other than I’m surprised they’re doing anything in August – I honestly did not expect them to – but that’s great that they’re adding stuff to their schedule. I wonder what William will say to Merkel and will we get to hear it. His meeting with the Indian PM was private, but his meetings with Obama and the President of Singapore were not. I hope we get something because I’m always interested in what royals and government officials talk to each other about.
Today is a two post day, so be sure to check out the Sophie, Countess of Wessex training update.
By the way, Lurdes over at the Tesouras & Tiaras blog is doing a series of interviews with some of her favorite royal bloggers for her #SummerSeries2016 and she was kind enough to ask me to participate, so I did an interview about my blog and about Kate. You can read my interview here.