Back on December 20, 2016, Kate Middleton took on three of the Queen’s former patronages. Two of them were tennis/Wimbledon related, and the other one was Action for Children. KP announced yesterday that Kate will be making her first visit to Action for Children, on February 22, since becoming their Patron.
Kate will visit two Action for Children projects in Wales on Wednesday, February 22. These will be Kate’s first engagements for Action for Children since becoming their Patron, however they will be the second and third visit overall. Kate previously visited an Action for Children project back in February 2015 when she visited their Cape Hill Children’s Centre.
BP announced a good ten days or so ago that Kate, Prince William, and Prince Harry will be joining HM and Prince Philip, among other royal family members, for a Service of Dedication at Horse Guards Parade on Thursday, March 9. HM and Philip will then unveil the new Iraq Afghanistan Memorial at Victoria Embankment Gardens while the rest of the family members attend a reception at Horse Guards Parade.
Speaking of Harry, KP announced that Harry will attend another Heads Together training day, this time in Newcastle, on February 21.
With the addition of HM’s three former patronages, Kate currently has 16 patronages. After Kate completes her scheduled engagements, she will have visited 6 of her 16 patronages: Anna Freud Centre, EACH, Place2Be, Air Cadets (which she is visiting on Feb 14), Action for Children, and the Royal Foundation (some of those Heads Together events were done as Joint Patron of Royal Foundation). Additionally, after completing her scheduled engagements, Kate will have done 10 engagements over 8 days.
You might be wondering why I’m bringing this up, but for Kate to visit 6 different patronages in the first two months of the year is odd. For Kate to do 10 engagements over 8 days in the first two months of the year is also odd. The only year Kate beat that was in 2015 when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte (and then took multiple months off and ended up with a yearly total of 62 engagements over 41 days). That year, in the first two months, Kate did 14 engagements over 9 days, interacting with 6 patronages.
The yearly first two months numbers break down as such:
2012 – 9 engagements over 6 days interacting with 3 patronages
2013 – 3 engagements over 3 days interacting with 3 patronages
2014 – 3 engagements over 3 days interacting with 2 patronages
2015 – 14 engagements over 9 days interacting with 6 patronages
2016 – 6 engagements over 4 days interacting with 3 patronages
2017 – 10 engagements over 8 days interacting with 6 patronages
What does any of this mean? Probably nothing. But I thought it was interesting nevertheless, so I thought I’d write about it to make this Future Appearances post a little more interesting.
The photos used in this post are from her February 2015 visit to Action for Children.
Photos: Action for Children Twitter (@actnforchildren)