This royal round up features a scheduling update from Kate Middleton, and an interview with Princess Beatrice.
Up first is a scheduling update from Duchess Kate. KP released her schedule for her upcoming Luxembourg trip. At the request of HM’s government, Kate will undertake 5 engagements in Luxembourg on May 11.
On arrival, Kate will visit the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) to tour the current exhibitions by British artists Sir Tony Cragg and Darren Almond. At the musuem, Kate will also attend a reception with leading young Luxembourgers in the fields of culture, education, business and the charitable sector.
Kate will then visit Place Clairefontaine, in the center of the capital, to tour a cycling-themed festival, which celebrates the shared UK and Luxembourg passion for the sport. Kate will meet Luxembourg’s most famous cycling icons and children who are designing Tour de France jerseys ahead of the tour coming to Luxembourg in July. Kate will also unveil a mural of British cyclist Tom Simpson and Luxembourg cycling legend Charly Gaul.
The next stop for Kate is a meeting with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Grand Ducal Palace.
Kate will then join the official commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London, which confirmed Luxembourg’s independence and neutrality, at Luxembourg City Museum. At the museum, a new collection about Luxembourg’s history will be unveiled. Afterward, Kate and others will be led on a short walk outside the museum to take in the views of the capital on the corniche (viewing trail).
Kate will next continue to Dräi Eechelen Museum for the main commemoration event, where the Prime Minister, Mayor, and Museum Director will speak. Kate will be given a guided tour of ‘Luxembourg 1867 – Open City’, the new exhibition, which explains how the dismantling of Luxembourg’s fortifications laid the foundation for the transformation of Luxembourg into an open and outward-looking city and country.
Princess Beatrice has been out and about this past week, attending various events. On April 21, Beatrice attended the Kairos Society Global Summit At One World Observatory in New York City (above, light blue coat and black dress), where she spoke to Vogue about entrepreneurship.
“It was a gray day in New York City, but Princess Beatrice, with her red hair and smart trench coat, easily stood out from the crowds. ‘I got involved in Kairos through a really good friend of mine,’ Princess Beatrice says, explaining that she is also very involved in Pitch@Palace, an organization run by her father, Prince Andrew. ‘You have to make it okay to empower young people, and say you have the support, the backing, the ear, and the platform in order to make that change. And I find that incredibly motivating.’
“What else is at the root of Princess Beatrice’s interest in youth entrepreneurship? ‘I also have a foundation called Big Change, which works on education reform and supports entrepreneurs as well,’ she says. ‘I think we are now living in a period where we need 21st-century education to support technology requirements, and we need to focus on getting young people the tools necessary in order to succeed.’
“Entrepreneurship in the 21st century is an incredibly stimulating field to work in. ‘I think that what’s really exciting is that there’s no road map, really,’ Princess Beatrice says. ‘You have so many people innovating—and I’m not just talking about disruptive technologies. Right now, I think there’s really a chance to take everything that we’ve learned and educate people to make them be the best that they can be.’
“Inspiring words, but does Princess Beatrice ever get time to explore New York City? ‘I’m a big fan of the Soho House group,’ she says, when asked about her favorite local spot. ‘It’s a good British brand that’s doing very well in the U.S.!’ True, and therefore yet another example of entrepreneurial success.”
I think the last time we checked in on Beatrice’s job situation was last summer when the DM reported that she was leaving her job to form her own startup. Apparently now, since November 2016, she is working in NYC as Vice President, Partnerships & Strategy at Afiniti.com, which is a technology company that uses AI to pair customers with employees. Looking at Bea’s CV, she’s been all over the map with her employment. As a fellow History major, yep that sounds about right.
On April 25, Bea attended a VIP dinner celebrating Mrs. Alice for French Sole at The Connaught Hotel in London (above, blue dress). And on April 26 she, along with Princess Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York, attended the launch of The Ned, the latest venture from the Soho House group, in London (below, black coat with white bird pattern – it’s from Zara and $149.00). And on April 27, Bea attended the BT Sport Industry Awards at Battersea Evolution in London (second below, black fringe outfit).
I wonder if they get paid to attend these types of events. All three York ladies attend many of these types of events for seemingly no reason.